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Local Turks: Print Culture and Maurophilia in Early Modern Spain


Focusing on early modern Spanish writing about the Ottoman Turks, this article studies a late sixteenth-century printing rivalry in Granada, as well as the effort elsewhere to market Ottoman material to a readership obsessed with the question of Morisco expulsion.

Kimmel, Seth. “Local Turks: Print Culture And Maurophilia In Early Modern Spain.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 13.1 (2012): 21-38. Print.

This article studies pamphlets and humanist prose produced in Spain around the turn of the seventeenth century. It demonstrates that local, contingent economic and social conditions of production played a crucial but overlooked role in the representation of Muslims in early modern Spain.

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