New PDF release: An Ottoman Traveller: Selections from the Book of Travels by

By Robert Dankoff

Evliya Çelebi is the best shuttle author of the Ottoman Empire. Born in Istanbul in 1611, he began traveling in 1640 and endured for over 40 years, preventing finally in Cairo the place he died in approximately 1685. He amassed his full of life and eclectic observations right into a ten-volume manuscript the Seyahatname, or booklet of Travels. For the 1st time in English, this feature supplies a style of the breadth of Evliya's pursuits: from structure to typical historical past, via faith, politi, linguisti, tune, technological know-how and the supernatural. whereas he revamped 1000 entire recitations of the Koran in his lifetime, he additionally wrote with interest approximately Christianity, approximately his personal impotence, concerning the anti at an international conference of trapeze artists and the feats of a Kurdish sorcerer who conjured a horse from a log pile.

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