The long transatlantic career of the Turkish spy

  title={The long transatlantic career of the Turkish spy},
  author={Jacob Crane},
  journal={Atlantic Studies},
  pages={228 - 246}
Abstract An obscure text today, Giovanni Paolo Marana's novel Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy, written in Paris in 1683, was a tremendously popular and influential work on both sides of the eighteenth-century Atlantic. Marana's epistolary novel follows the career of “Mahmut the Arabian,” sent by the Turkish sultan to spy on the French court between the years 1637 and 1682. This article will survey the Turkish Spy's long period of circulation in the Anglophone Atlantic, from the work's first… Expand
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