Publishes scholarly editions of portions of the Seyahatname, with English translation and commentary. ISSN: Evliyā Çelebi’s Book of Travels. AN OTTOMAN TRAVELLER SELECTIONS FROM THE Book of Travels of Evliya Çelebi TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY BY Robert Dankoff and Sooyong. An Ottoman Traveller: Selections from the Book of Travels of Evliya Celebi [ Robert Dankoff] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Evliya Celebi.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? According to Evliya, Turks were not regarded highly by the Ottomans who basically were christians converted to islam at an early age, educated at palace schools and who were not allowed to establish any roots in any regions or lands. Eland Books; 2 edition December 31, Language: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. It is an incredible fravels.

One person found this helpful. Retrieved from ” https: A devout Muslim opposed to fanaticismEvliya could recite the Quran from memory and joked freely about Evliyya.

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Evliyā Çelebi’s Book of Travels

Merchants wade into these pools and collect the oil in ladles and fill goatskins with it, these oil merchants then sell them in different regions.

The Armenians are sellers of pressed mat pastirma and wealthy merchants. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The account of his years in Egypt are full of fascinating information, from snake-charmers and their trade, to crocodiles even sex with themprostitutes, pyramids, fellahin wedding ceremonies and female circumcision. A mother is severed from her son and daughter there, a son—from his father and brother, and they are sold amongst lamentations, cries of help, weeping and sorrow.


The International History Review. At times our credibility is strained somewhat by such tales as that of the virgin who gives birth to a baby elephant or the story of the Bulgarian witch who turns herself into a hen and her children into chickens. Vol 4 —; Part 3: The Hungarians are considered a touch more civilized as they wash their faces with water like any good Ottoman and they are clean and above all lay a generous table.

Review Celebi’s writings provide a fascinating and unmatched picture of his world, and this volume finally makes his journeys available to an English-speaking audience. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Start reading An Ottoman Traveller on your Kindle in under a minute.

My name is Celebi pluralized. Ottoman Turkish, having incorporated a large number of Persian and Arabic words of the time and using the Arabic script but with the addition of some additional letters like ‘p’ is difficult to read because of the limited usage of vowels. Page 1 1 Start over Page 1 1. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. His first book starts describing Istanbul. The Jewish boys are male prostitutes — there is no more despised group of catamites than they.

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The Structure of Power. There are a number of modern Turkish translations, but, so far, no one has either gone to the trouble of translating one of those to English, or trusted one to be complete and unbiased. Read more Read less. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. By Lev MyshkinSeptember 15, Fascinating to read a medieval period travel log, particularly from a non-western traveler.


Subjects of the Sultan: However it is well written with colorful language painting a tapestry of the exotic in a voice from the distant past.

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The Od and Apogee of the Ottoman Empire: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I also know about Gore Vidal’s “Creation”. Selections from the Book of Travels of Evliya Celebi. Along the way he wrote his travelogue, the Seyahatnamewhich eventually comprised ten books: Russia and the Balkans ; 6.

Evliyā Çelebi’s Book of Travels

There are sections over which a seasoned traveler would go crazy, hoping to visit areas he has not been to and revisit others that he has already visited. He was also a military man and something of a diplomat.

It is not a fast read and it is rather long. His occupations included working as an Imam, a muezzin, a courier, and a raconteur. It is wonderful to be able to view the world through the eyes of a 17th Century privileged member of the Ottoman elite. The chronicle begins close to home, with a depiction felebi his own city Istanbul with an incredibly detailed description of the Sultan Suleyman Mosque. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. He wrote that the name Mostar means “bridge-keeper”, in reference to the town’s celebrated cellebi28 meters long and 20 meters high.