A Turkish atrocity : where is the victim?
- [Great Britain] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1876]
- Physical Description:
- 1 print ; 8 x 10 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsDR568 .T87 1893 BoxAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- "Registered at Stationer's Hall."
The image is a picture puzzle, depicting a scene from the Bulgarian Horrors (also known as the April Uprising of 1876). It features a figure who is probably a bashi-bazouk, an irregular soldier of the Ottoman army. In his raised hand he holds a curved scimitar. At a quick glance, the soldier's attack appears aimed at a bare tree stump. Upon closer looking, the viewer can discern the faint outline of kneeled figure hunched over the tree stump, presumably a Bulgarian nationalist. The card was probably issued to garner British support for the Bulgarian cause.
- Subject Terms:
- Bashi-Bazouks.Bulgaria -- History -- 1762-1878.Bulgaria -- History -- Uprising, 1876.Eastern question (Balkan)Massacres -- Bulgaria.Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
- Engravings -- 1876.
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