'Account of the great city of Constantinople'
Date: 1611 (first published 1621)
Original Language: Italian
The Relatione is a short text in five chapters, covering 104 pages in the 1621 first edition. Chapter 1 contains a description of the city of Constantinople and its landmarks, including references to several mosques, as well as churches and synagogues. Chapter 2 focuses on taxes and includes a description of the jizya (Turkish: harāç) and the ‘tax o…