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 Qual maraviglia se ’l furor turchesco
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Qual maraviglia se ’l furor turchesco

‘What wonder if the Turkish fury’

Marko Marulić, Marko Pecinić

Date: 1501

Original Language: Italian


This is one of only two known sonnets from a group that Marulus mentions in his letter to Jerome Cippico of 2 November 1501 (Lučin, Marulic reader, pp. 270-1). It may be considered a summary of his lost treatise in Italian on the oppression of the Christians by the infidels, mentioned in a letter to Jerome Cippico of 19 July 1501 (Lučin, Marulić reader, pp. …

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Posset (with the assistance of Branko Jozić and Bratislav Lučin), Franz, “ Qual maraviglia se ’l furor turchesco”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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