Mehmet IV, Sultan of Turkey

Standard Name: Mehmet IV,, Sultan of Turkey


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Literary responses Mary Fisher
Her proselytising effort was courteously received. The Sultan apparently recognised and acknowledged the spiritual truth in MF 's speech. It also brought her an enduring fame, chiefly within the bounds of her own Quaker faith.
politics Mary Fisher
The reception in Izmir of MF and her associates shows that Quakers were as unacceptable to the English establishment abroad as at home. Her celebrated audience with Mehmet IV was reported in print a few...
Author summary Mary Fisher
MF , one of the Valiant Sixty (that is, the earliest Quakers or members of the Society of Friends to undertake preaching journeys abroad), remained unpublished except for some strongly politicized letters and a one-sixth...
Textual Production Mary Fisher
MF delivered orally her most famous text, never written down: her preaching of the word of the Lord before the Sultan Mehmet IV , ruler of the Islamic Ottoman Empire, at his military encampment near Adrianople.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Travel Mary Fisher
They travelled via Leghorn in Italy and the Greek island of Zante (or Zakynthos) to Smyrna (now Izmir) in Turkey, the site of a British trading post, where they stayed and pursued their...


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