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 The couragious Turke, or Amurath the First
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Thomas Goffe

Date: 1632

Original Language: English


The couragious Turke (to give the original spelling; it is also known as Amurath, The tragedy of Amurath third tyrant of the Turkes, and The play of Amurath the Turke) is a five-act tragedy (64 pages long in the original 1632 edition) whose subject matter is drawn from contemporary English accounts of Ottoman history, specifically from Richard Knolles’s The generall historie of the Turkes (1603). Goffe’s protagonist, the Sultan A…

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Slotkin, Joel, “ The couragious Turke, or Amurath the First”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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