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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Currently there is no English translation of the entire Seyahatnamealthough there are translations of various parts. The Seyahatname is one of the few accounts of the 17th century Ottoman world from the perspective of a Muslim, which makes it a vital historical document. The Quarterly of the Department boook Antiquities in Palestine. He was part of the embassy of Qara Mehmed Pasha to boook court of Vienna in the capacity of muezzin and evliya celebi book of travels sent twice to Tabriz to conduct negotiations with the Safavid governor.

Vol 4 —; Part 2: Vol 6 84—97; Part 5: The Future of the Palestinian Past”.

Evliya Çelebi – Wikipedia

Though employed as clergy and entertainer to the Ottoman grandees, Evliya refused employment that would keep him from travelling.

Merchants wade into these pools and travwls the oil in ladles and fill goatskins with it, these oil merchants then sell them in different regions. Evliya celebi book of travels Learn how and when to remove this template message. The chronicle begins close to home, with a depiction of his own city Istanbul with an incredibly detailed description of the Sultan Suleyman Mosque.

Evliya Çelebi

Greece and then the Crimea and Rumelia for the second time — ; 9. The Jewish boys are male prostitutes — there is no more despised group of catamites than they. I, a poor and miserable slave of Allah, have passed through 16 countries, but I have never seen such a high bridge.


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.

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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. He fought the House of Habsburg in Principality of Transylvania [ citation needed ]. This page was last edited on 24 July evliya celebi book of travels, at Retrieved from ” https: The Armenians are sellers of pressed mat pastirma and wealthy merchants.

Russia and the Balkans ; trqvels. Gotthard, leaving an extremely detailed report.

Vol 9 81— The Jews are intermediaries in the marketplace. A devout Muslim opposed to fanaticismEvliya celebi book of travels could recite the Quran from memory and joked freely about Islam.

The inhabitants are mostly sailors, merchants, craftsmen and artisans like joiners and caulkers. The collected notes of his travels form a ten-volume work called the Seyahatname “Travelogue”.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. A man who had not seen this market, had not seen anything in this world. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

Tdavels is noted for having collected specimens [ clarification needed ] of the languages travdls each region he traveled in. Revenues from this oil trade are delivered annually directly to the Safavid Shah. The account of his years in Egypt are full of fascinating information, from snake-charmers and their trade, to crocodiles even sex with themevliya celebi book of travels, pyramids, fellahin wedding ceremonies and female circumcision.


By Lev MyshkinSeptember evliya celebi book of travels, A mother is severed from her son evliya celebi book of travels daughter there, a son—from his father and brother, and they are sold amongst lamentations, cries of help, weeping and sorrow.

The Desert of Forbidden Art. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History 6. This article needs additional citations for verification. Austria, the Crimea, and the Caucasus for the second time ; 8. It is thrown from rock to rock as high as the sky.

Eastern Anatolia, 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.

The Case of Kosovo”. Crimea and Crimean Tatars. From Wikipedia, evliya celebi book of travels free encyclopedia. Vol 8 — Vol 5 69—73; Part 4: He gives an extensive summary of the history of Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque and evliya celebi book of travels Dome of the Rock. He was also a military man and something of a diplomat.

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. He wrote that the name Mostar means “bridge-keeper”, in reference to the town’s celebrated bridge28 meters long and 20 meters high.