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 Commentario delle cose de’ Turchi
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Commentario delle cose de’ Turchi

‘Commentary on matters of the Turks’

Paulus Iovius, Paulo Jovio

Date: 1532

Original Language: Italian


The Commentario delle cose de’ Turchi (A shorte treatise upon the Turkes chronicles in Peter Ashton’s 1546 translation) is a brief discourse that Paolo Giovio began in the 1530s. He had just returned from Bologna, where Pope Clement VII had crowned Charles V of Habsburg Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. At the s…

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Varriale, Gennaro, “ Commentario delle cose de’ Turchi”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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