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 Oratio de religione Turcarum
(707 words)

‘Lecture on the religion of the Turks’

Johannes Coccejus

Date: About 1625

Original Language: Greek


As a 22 year-old student in Bremen, Coccejus delivered a lecture in Greek on the religion of the Turks, partly as a linguistic exercise. This formed the basis for Oratio de religione Turcarum (constituting 11 pages in print), written as an admonition for the reformation of church and state in his time. The origin of Islam and its immense progress at the time pres…

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Steenbrink, Karel, “ Oratio de religione Turcarum”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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