Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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 Sergüzeşt-i esîr-i Malta
(831 words)

‘Memoir of the captive of Malta’

Macuncuzâde Mustafa Efendi

Date: 1597-9

Original Language: Ottoman Turkish


Macuncuzâde’s treatise contains his memoirs and his poetry. While the majority of the poems are in Ottoman Turkish, some are partially or completely in Persian or Arabic (İz, ‘Macuncuzade Mustafa’nın’, pp. 74-5; all the references that follow are to this edition unless otherwise stated). Some of the poems are in the form o…

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Dinç, Emine Nurefşan, “ Sergüzeşt-i esîr-i Malta”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 13 July 2020 <>

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