The Reception of Dimitrie Cantemir’s Work „The History of the Ottoman Empire”, in the German Cultural and Scientific World (18th Century - beginning o Cover Image
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Receptarea „Istoriei Imperiului Otoman” de Dimitrie Cantemir în lumea germană (secolul XVIII-începutul secolului XIX)
The Reception of Dimitrie Cantemir’s Work „The History of the Ottoman Empire”, in the German Cultural and Scientific World (18th Century - beginning o

Author(s): Grigore Ploeşteanu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane Gheorghe Şincai al Academiei Române
Keywords: Dimitrie Cantemir; The History of the Ottoman Empire; reception; Germany; Hammer Purgstall

Summary/Abstract: The author presents the reception in the German cultural and scientific world of The History of the Ottoman Empire, the work that made Dimitrie Cantemir well-known in Europe. There are mentioned the first testimonies about the work’s manuscript, its use by German scholars, the way in which the editions printed in English (1734-1735), French (1743) and German (1745) were received, its favourable reception, yet not without criticism, by numerous personalities: historians, geographers, Orientalists, authors of textbooks and compendiums, travel journals etc. They used in their works the rich informative material in The History of the Ottoman Empire, a work of authority in the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, until the publication of Hammer Purgstall’s book.

  • Issue Year: 1999
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 42-68
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Romanian