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A radical reappraisal of the relationship between east and west is currently underway. Critical approaches to the early modern period have too often tacitly assumed a binary opposition between a civilised Christendom and the encroaching barbarity of the infidel. Whilst the conquest of Constantinople of 1453 did indeed became a potent symbol of Ottoman imperial ambition, the complexity of the cultural negotiations in the myriad encounters - diplomatic, mercantile, religious and military - of the following years refutes the ...

Cultural Encounters Between East and West 2005, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne

ISBN-13: 9781904303411