Das ist ein anschlag eins zugs wider die Türcken. Und alle die wider den Christenlichen glauben seind.

[Nuremberg, Friedrich Peypus, c. 1518].

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The expansion of the Ottoman empire during the reign of Sultan Selim I (1512–20) was closely watched throughout Europe, which was both fascinated and fearful of the rise of Ottoman power. The present pamphlet, of which there were several editions, at Nuremberg and other cities in the German-speaking lands, is an estimate of the forces and funds that might be raised by European religious houses for an expedition against the Turks. ‘The crusade as a serious military venture aroused more publicity and discussion in the years 1517–20 than it had for decades. One clear sign of this is the proliferation of crusade tracts, including the reappearance of a curious Franciscan project first put forward in 1474, which suggested an army of 500,000 men paid for by monasteries, convents, and those parishes in the hands of the mendicant orders’ (N. Housley, The later crusades, 1274–1580 p. 126).

Göllner, Turcica I 107; VD16 D160.

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