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 Relatione della Gran Città di Costantinopli
(1,171 words)

'Account of the great city of Constantinople'

Domenico Hierosolimitano

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…

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van den Boogert, Maurits, “ Relatione della Gran Città di Costantinopli”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>

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