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Call for papers Special Issue “Infidels, Enemies or Humanists? The European–Italian “Renaissance” and the Fictional Imaginary of the Muslim–Ottoman Turk”

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Marco Demichelis

  1. Berenson Fellow, I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studie, 50134 Florence, Italy
    2. Adjunct Prof. in History of Islamic Thought, Lilec Department, Alma Mater University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
    Interests: history of the Arab–Islamic world; Islamic studies; Qur’anic studies; history of Islamic–Christian dialogue and relations

This Special Issue focuses on the inter-connection between the Ottoman world and the Western Europe in the Quattrocento and Cinquecento; in specific, the idea is to work on the reciprocal imaginary that the Ottoman sultanate and the European–Italian potentates reciprocally played in this specific age.

The argument is open to a multi-disciplinary approach able to consider the historical, religious, political, artistic, and literary approaches as international relations topics, with the task of emphasizing an increase in the academic debate on it.

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