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Islam, the Turks and the Making of the English Reformation

The History of the Ottoman Empire in John Foxe’s «Acts and Monuments»

Christopher Toenjes

John Foxe wrote the first English history of the Ottoman Empire in his magnum opus, The Acts and Monuments. He exceeds contemporary representations in his extremely negative image of Islam and the «Turks,» who are identified as Antichrist and the epitome of wickedness. By juxtaposing Foxe’s work with that of his sources, fascinating conclusions can be drawn. The author analyzes the factors prompting Foxe to insert a lengthy digression on a topic that does not directly concern the main theme of his ecclesiastical history, shedding new light on the established notions of his historiographic methodology and his perception of Catholicism as the greatest enemy of «true religion».
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Bibliographic Information published by the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek The Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the Deutsche Nationalbibli-ografie; detailed bibliographic data is available in the internet at http://dnb.d-nb.de.

Zugl.: Freiburg (Breisgau), Univ., Diss., 2015

Cover illustration: Crucifix mocked by Turks following the conquest of Constantinople, from The Book of Martyrs : A Complete and Authentic Account of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphant Deaths of the Primitive and ProtestantMartyrs. By John Foxe, Glasgow 1871, 32. Kind thanks to John Wade.

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Names: Toenjes, Christopher, 1979- author.

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