Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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 Osmond the great Turk
(2,457 words)


Lodowick Carlell

Date: Between 1622 and 1642

Original Language: English


There is considerable debate surrounding the date of this play (whose full title is The famous tragedy of Osmond the great Turk, otherwise called the noble servant). Allardyce Nicoll and E.E. Duncan Jones argue for a date between 1637 and 1642, based for the most part on the fact that the 1657 title page for the play states that it was acted ‘by the Queen’s Majesty’s Servants’…

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Moberly, David C., “ Osmond the great Turk”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 13 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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