EVLIYA CELEBI BOOK OF TRAVELS PDF

Evliya Celebi was the Orhan Pamuk of the 17th century, the Pepys of the Ottoman world - a diligent, adventurous and honest recorder with a puckish wit and. 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 Çelebi, translation and commentary by Robert Dankoff and Sooyong Kim.


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EVLIYA CELEBI BOOK OF TRAVELS PDF

In fact he was a close contemporary of Michelangelo and Da Vinci, actually competing with Da Vinci in both submitting designs for a bridge across the Golden Horn in an international competition sponsored by the Sultan.

EVLIYA CELEBI BOOK OF TRAVELS PDF

Both Sinan and Michelangelo changed the face of architecture for centuries in their evliya celebi book of travels domains of influence and thus the term "The Turkish Michelangelo" is no exaggeration.

Both the Western masters of the Renaissance and the Muslim masters of the earlier Islamic Golden Age which preserved so much of the Greek and Roman heritage, saw and acheived so much each in their times, because, as Newton stated, "they stood on the shoulders of giants," i.

EVLIYA CELEBI BOOK OF TRAVELS PDF

He was the son of evliya celebi book of travels chief jeweler of the Ottoman royal court and his family's immense wealth gave him the evliya celebi book of travels and resources to devote himself to his chief and obsessive passion: He traveled to every corner of the Ottoman Empire, from the Balkan domains neighboring Vienna to modern Saudi Arabia, into North Africa and through Egypt southwards into Africa, and then beyond the Empire into Russia and beyond.

While not as extensive as the travels of Ibn Battuta or Marco Polo, his travels were extraordinary and his writing of them masterful.

EVLIYA CELEBI BOOK OF TRAVELS PDF

A countess and cousin to the great novelist Henry Fielding, she took advantage of her wealth and social position to educate herself to become a notable classical scholar, translator and poet, following in the footsteps of other aristocratic women of the French salons such as Madame de Sevigne.

As a girl she was mentored by evliya celebi book of travels illustrious tutors such as Mary Astell, who published and attempted a plan evliya celebi book of travels found a Protestant women's convent dedicated to the intellect of women, and Bishop Montagu. Her later mentor, Edward Wortley Montagu's intellectual guidance became amatory, and her father refusing permission for them to marry, she finally eloped with him.

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Like the "precieuses" or intellectual court ladies of the French salons she wrote and circulated poetry to closer friends and aristocratic acquaintances, in her social class it being considered ungenteel and unladylike to publish for the masses, and her evliya celebi book of travels became generally known only after her death.

She proved herself, however, unlike the "ladies of sentiment" of the Continent, to be more interested in satire, wit and sex. Like Aphra Behn before her she was the object of scandal and admiration and dabbled in journalism, producing an edition of "The Spectator" for her friends Addison and Steele.

She was a personal friend of Alexander Pope with whom she exchanged letters and poetry until they became enemies after he satirized her in his famous poem "Epistle II: A mother is severed from her son and daughter there, a son—from evliya celebi book of travels father and brother, and they are sold amongst lamentations, cries of help, weeping and sorrow.

An Ottoman Traveller: Selections from the Book of Travels of Evliya Celebi by Robert Dankoff

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.

Currently there is no English translation of the entire Seyahatname, although there are translations evliya celebi book of travels various parts. This 17th century Muslim traveller can sometimes seem narrow-minded and yet this same man can stand in St Stephens Cathedral in Vienna and be moved by the music he hears.

The Armenians are sellers of pressed mat pastirma and wealthy merchants. The Jews are intermediaries in the marketplace. The Jewish boys are male prostitutes — there is no more despised group of catamites than they.

At times our credibility evliya celebi book of travels 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.

He gives an extensive summary of the history of Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.

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He was also a military man and something of a diplomat.



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