Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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 Court correspondence
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James I

Date: 1603-25

Original Language: Latin


James I corresponded with a number of Muslim rulers, especially with the Ottoman sultan and with the Mughal emperor. He initiated the latter correspondence, while the former had developed under his predecessor Elizabeth I, during whose reign the Levant Company had been formed (1581) and an ambassador appointed to Istanbul (1583). Early in his reign, James received letters f…

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Bennett, Clinton, “ Court correspondence”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 12 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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