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 Descrizione del serraglio del Gransignore
(974 words)

‘Description of the seraglio of the Grand Signor’

Ottaviano Bon

Date: Around 1606

Original Language: Italian


While it was written by an experienced Venetian diplomat, the Descrizione differs significantly from the typical Venetian ambassadorial report, such as the one Ottaviano Bon himself delivered at the end of his mission. It does not treat the political structure of the Ottoman Empire or the key figures in the hierarchy, nor does it c…

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Dursteler, Eric, “ Descrizione del serraglio del Gransignore”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>

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