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

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A devout Muslim opposed to fanaticismEvliya could recite the Quran from memory and joked freely about Islam.

Evliyā Çelebi’s Book of Travels

He fought the House of Habsburg in Principality of Transylvania [ citation needed ]. The Jews are intermediaries in the marketplace. Geography and cartography in medieval Islam.

A new translation has revived interest in this remarkable man. He was also a military man and something of a diplomat. The Seyahatname is one of the few accounts of the 17th century Evliya celebi book of travels world from the perspective of a Muslim, which makes it a vital historical document. Vol 4 —; Part 3: Currently there is no English translation of the evliya celebi book of travels Seyahatnamealthough there are translations of various parts.

Greece and then the Crimea and Rumelia for the second time — ; 9. He gives an extensive summary of the history of Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.

The Austrians are given short shrift for their lack of skill in shooting muskets and their insistence on washing their faces in the morning with urine.

By Lev MyshkinSeptember 15, It is thrown from rock to rock as high as the sky.

I, a poor and miserable slave of Allah, have passed through 16 countries, but I have never seen such a high bridge. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The Armenians are sellers of pressed mat pastirma and wealthy merchants.

The Desert of Forbidden Art. Journal of Palestine Studies. Vol 6 84—97; Part 5: Though employed as clergy and entertainer to the Ottoman grandees, Evliya refused employment that would keep him from travelling. Crimea and Crimean Tatars. Austria, the Crimea, and the Caucasus for the second time ; 8.

Vol 9 81— A mother is severed from her son and daughter there, a son—from his father and brother, and they are sold amongst evliya celebi book of travels, cries of help, weeping and sorrow. 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 evliya celebi book of travels ceremonies and female circumcision.

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The inhabitants are mostly sailors, merchants, craftsmen and artisans like joiners and caulkers. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History 6. A Traveller’s History of Athens. Eastern Evliya celebi book of travels, Iraq, and Iran ; 5. 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.

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. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Between Russians, Ottomans and Turks: A man who evliya celebi book of travels not seen this market, had not seen anything in this world. The Jewish boys are male prostitutes — there is no more despised group of catamites than they.

The chronicle begins close to home, with a depiction of his own city Istanbul with an incredibly detailed description of the Sultan Suleyman Mosque. The Future of the Veliya Past”.

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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. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Revenues from this oil trade are delivered annually directly to the Safavid Shah. 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.