Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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‘Mirror of countries’Mirror of kingdoms;, Le Miroir des pays

Sîdî Ali ibn Hüseyin; Sidi Ali Reis; Seyyidî ʿAlī Reʾīs

Date: May-June 1561

Original Language: Ottoman Turkish


In the earliest 1561 manuscript, Mirʾâtü’l-memâlik consists of 83 folios (99 pages in the 1895 Ottoman print edition, and 100 pages in the 1999 Turkish edition by M. Kiremit). It describes the travails of its author, the Ottoma…

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Brummett, Palmira, “ Mirʾâtü’l-memâlik”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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