According to his own story, Murad ibn Abdullah was captured by the Ottoman army at the Battle of Mohács in 1526 when he was 17 years old (Tesviyetü’t-teveccüh, MS London, fol. 149r). His Hungarian name was Balázs Somlyai, and he was born in Nagybánya (today Baia Mare in northern Transylvania, Romania; see Ács, ‘Tarjumans Mahmud and Murad’, p. 308). As he later related to Stefan Gerlach, the Luthe…
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Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas.
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