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HISTORY of the TURKISH,

OR

OTTOMAN EMPIRE,

From Its Foundation In 1300,
To The Peace os BELGRADE is 1740.

TO WHICH IS I'JI .!'(,..

Art HISTORICAL DISCOURSE

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MAHOMET And His SUCCESSORS.

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TRANSLATOR*S PREFACE.

HPHE 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 os them has employed his pen on the subject of this extensive empire. In order to sill up the chasm, I have ventured to give a tranflation 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 favor of the duke of Choiscul, 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

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