The relationship between Christian Europe and the Ottoman Empire underwent dramatic changes between the 16th and the late 18th century. By comparing the three sources The Turkish Letters of de Busbecq and Lady Montagu’s Letters, on the one hand, and A Survey of the Turkish People, on the other hand, what can we learn about these transformations? How did the European view of their Muslim neighbors change? And, most importantly, what were the underlying causes driving this historical process? The essay should be between 1,200 and 1,400 words long.