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 Relazione di Persia
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Relazione di Persia

‘Account of Persia’, ‘Mission to the Lord Sophy of Persia’

Michele Membré

Date: 1542

Original Language: Venetian Italian


Relazione di Persia survives in a single manuscript, and was first cited only in 1910 by L. Bonelli (‘Il trattato turco-veneto’). The text runs to 54 pages in Morton’s English translation.

Membré offers comments on beliefs and practices of both Christians (especially Armenians) and Muslims with whom he comes into contact ove…

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Newman, Andrew, “ Relazione di Persia”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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