Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Giovanni Antonio Menavino
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Giovani Menavino is known for his work I cinque libri della legge, religione, et vita de’ Turchi, also entitled Trattato dei costumi dei Turchi, published in 1548 in Venice and Florence, and based on a manuscript of 1519, De rebus et moribus Turcarum. All we know of Menavino’s life comes from this account, and it does not reveal much about him. The date of his birth is not given, but since he informs his …

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Schwarz Lausten, Pia, “Giovanni Antonio Menavino”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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