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 Livro da origem dos Turcos
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Livro da origem dos Turcos

'On the origin of the Turks'

Diogo de Castilho

Date: 1538

Original Language: Portuguese


Diogo de Castilho’s Livro da origem dos Turcos was printed by Rutger Rescius in Leuven in 1538. It consists of 179 pages, nine of which are a letter of dedication to the Portuguese feitor in Antwerp, Manuel Cirne, a nobleman and member of the king’s entourage. In this letter, Castilho explains that the work was intended to spur the feitor to encourage King João III to take part…

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Bettini, Clelia, “ Livro da origem dos Turcos”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 08 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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