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Rereading the Black LegendThe Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires$
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Margaret R. Greer, Walter D. Mignolo, and Maureen Quilligan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226307213

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.001.0001

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Blackening “the Turk” in Roger Ascham's a Report of Germany

Blackening “the Turk” in Roger Ascham's a Report of Germany

(p.270) Chapter Fourteen Blackening “the Turk” in Roger Ascham's a Report of Germany
Rereading the Black Legend

Linda Bradley Salamon

University of Chicago Press

This chapter analyzes Roger Ascham's narration of Turkish conduct in his unfinished 1553 A Report of Germany. It comments on the tone and diction of Ascham in the Black Legend about racialized encounters in the New World and explains how displaced representation of violent hostility circulated. This chapter also compares Ascham's construction of Turks to Michel de Montaigne's famous second-hand report of Brazilians and to images of Central American indigenes in the less-well-known collection of Theodore de Bry.

Keywords:   A Report of Germany, Turkish conduct, Roger Ascham, Black Legend, New World, Michel de Montaigne, Theodore de Bry, violent hostility

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