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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Start reading An Ottoman Traveller on your Kindle in under a minute. Select this book if you bok curious about a fascinating time and place – the world of the Ottomans! Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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The collected notes of his travels form a ten-volume work called the Seyahatname “Travelogue”. But Evliya Celebi’s Travels are above and beyond all that. Vol 6 84—97; Part 5: He was part of the embassy of Qara Mehmed Pasha to the court of Vienna in the capacity of muezzin and was sent twice to Tabriz to conduct negotiations with the Safavid governor. Finally, Evliya Celebi is my namesake.

This brand new translation brings Evliya sparklingly back to life. He gives an extensive summary of the history of Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.


It is thrown from rock to rock as high as the sky. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The account of his years in Egypt are full of fascinating boom, from snake-charmers and their trade, to crocodiles even sex with themprostitutes, pyramids, fellahin wedding ceremonies and female circumcision.

Evliyā Çelebi’s Book of Travels

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A scholar of social anthropology could be aghast at the limitations of his knowledge on the customs and mores and attitudes of the different peoples of the time. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

The Quarterly of the Department of Antiquities in Palestine. Candide Dover Thrift Editions. Showing of 11 reviews. There are other stories, travelogues, novels, myths i vaguely remember reading.

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An English translation of the first part, with some passages from the second, was published in — by the self-taught Palestinian scholar Stephan Hanna Stephan who worked for the Palestine Department of Antiquities. 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.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Otherwise, its a 5 star book. 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.

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A behavioral psychologist could easily bok up with new theories of cognition and perception on the basis of the observations, descriptions and narratives.

It is wonderful to be able to view the world through the eyes of a 17th Century privileged member of the Ottoman elite. Vol 8 — Page 1 1 Start over Page 1 1. I also know about Gore Vidal’s “Creation”. Istanbul and surrounding areas ; 2. Share your thoughts with other customers. Vol 9 81— Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. 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 lf. He wrote that the name Mostar means “bridge-keeper”, in reference to the town’s celebrated bridge28 meters long and 20 meters high.

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The International History Review. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Characters you’ll feel and stories you’ll hate to bolk end. Nevertheless he worked constantly during his travels, adapting to a variety of situations by making good use of his learning, witty repartee and fine singing voice. Fascinating to read a medieval period travel log, particularly from a non-western traveler.