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Suâl-i Osmânî ve cevâb-ı Nasrânî
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There is no certainty about the identity of the author of this text, allegedly a record of a dialogue between an Ottoman statesman and a Christian officer; it was copied verbatim (with very minor differences), probably in the late 1820s, by the chronicler Es’ad Efendi (d. 1848), who notes that it was written ‘in the form of a discussion by some wise men’ (bazı erbâb-ı ukûl muhâkeme …

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Sariyannis, Marinos, “Suâl-i Osmânî ve cevâb-ı Nasrânî”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 January 2020 <>

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