Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Dživo Franov Gundulić, Johannes Francisci Gondola

Date: Left unfinished at the author's death in 1638

Original Language: Croatian


It is generally accepted that Gundulić’s Osman was heavily influenced by Torquato Tasso’s Gerusalemme liberataOsman is an epic of 10,432 verses (not including some missing cantos), divided into 20 cantos, with many rough passages that suggest it was left unfinished. The missing cantos, 14 and 15, are thought to h…

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Zlatar, Zdenko, “ Osman”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>

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