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 The raging Turke, or, Baiazet the Second
(799 words)


Thomas Goffe

Date: 1631

Original Language: English


The raging Turk is a five-act tragedy (112 pages long in the original 1631 edition) whose subject matter is drawn from contemporary English accounts of Ottoman history, primarily Richard Knolles’s life of the Sultan ‘Baiazet II’ (Bayezid II, r. 1481-1512) in The generall historie of the Turkes (1603). Knolles, fascinated by the ‘rise of a small nation, in three hundred years, to the heights of an empire without a…

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Slotkin, Joel, “ The raging Turke, or, Baiazet the Second”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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