Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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The word Türkenbüchlein appears in the title of about 15 German prints in the 16th century. Since it was not a fixed term but could be easily replaced or omitted, it is a slightly misleading, if catchy, category. This entry, therefore, refers to the wider concept of ‘Turcica’. It covers about 800 German Turcica produced in the 16th century, a broad and heterogeneous group of prints that dealt in various ways with the Ottoma…

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Höfert, Almut, “Turcica”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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