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THE

HISTORY of the TURKISH,

O R

OTTOMAN EMPIRE,

From Its Foundation In 1300,
To The Peace Of BELGRADE In 174b.

TO WHICH Is rREFIXED

AN HISTORICAL DISCOURSE

O N

MAHOMET And His SUCCESSORS.

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EXETER : PRINTED AND SOLD BY R-. THORN.
SOLD ALSO BY

J. Stockdale, Piccadilly, and Messrs. Scatcherd
and Whitaker, Ave-Maria-Lane, London.

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THE

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE.

rJ",HE English language, which can boast an history of almost every nation, possesses not a complete one of the Turks. Among the many excellent historians of the present day, it is surprising that not one of them has employed his pen on the subject of this extensive empire. In order to fill up the chasm, I have ventured to give a translation of a history by abbot Mignot, which, for style, authorities, and arrangement, is universally allowed to be the best that has made its appearance in any language. The access which the author had to the king of France's repository of foreign affairs, through savor of the duke of .Choiseul, furnished him with the most authentic and interesting accounts of the Ottomans, and which must necessarily confer on his history a superiority over every other that has yet been published. The valuable

memoirs

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