Evliyā Çelebi’s Book of Travels. Publishes scholarly editions of portions of the Seyahatname, with English translation and commentary. ISSN: An Ottoman Traveller: Selections from the Book of Travels of Evliya Celebi [ Robert Dankoff] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Evliya Celebi. Evliya Celebi was the 17th century’s most diligent, adventurous, and honest recorder, whose puckish wit and humor are laced throughout his ten-volume.

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They looked like peacocks from paradise. Evliya also par- ticipated in a number of military campaigns, most notably the battle on the Raab River Battle of Saint Gotthard in and the Candia campaign that resulted in the final Ottoman conquest of Crete in I simply can not find the right word to describe adequately the napkins, the spoons with jewel covered handle the sherbet bowls and all the other tableware.

Blessed may it be. This brand new translation by the foremost scholar of his age, brings Evliya sparkling to life, so that we can relish his charm and intelligence once more, whether he is describing high jinks in the bathhouses, being kidnapped by bandits, Ottoman Istanbul in its baroque heyday or a worldwide convention of trapeze artists.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History 6. Though employed as clergy and entertainer to the Ottoman grandees, Evliya refused employment that would keep him from travelling. He was sixty and, wanting to perform his religious duty of pilgrimage, he traversed with a number of friends from the eastern sections of Anatolia and reached Cairo.


At his first official dealing, Evliya Celebi brought together many ship captains from the Black Sea, bakers, millers and cargo owners. Many events connected with the Pasha and which are narrated as personal experiences. Never in history, there has been such union of gentlemen and scholars.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Between the periods of toEvliya Celebi held the post of head-muezzin and accountant for Melek Ahmet Pasha. There are other stories, travelogues, novels, myths i vaguely remember reading. As an interesting afterthought, cdlebi word “Celebi” pronounced ‘chaelaebee,’ meant a ‘gentleman, an intellectual, a man of learning, a wit’ and was used by Evlia and included many Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.

While we were still on our way we were met by another boat coming from the direction of the Sinan Pasha Palace. Sultan Mehmed IV made his court in Edirne in order to indulge his passion for the hunt and also to avoid the plague raging in Istanbul. Geography and cartography in medieval Islam.

An Ottoman traveller : selections from the Book of travels of Evliya Çelebi in SearchWorks catalog

Indeed, as Cemal Kafadar has observed, the Book of Travels is the most monumental example of first person narratives in Ottoman literature. The people of Trabzon cook about 40 different kinds of meals with Hamsi.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Take it from him and use it to form your fleet. Son, My advice in mundane affairs is that you be sweet of tongue. After we and the Pasha departed from the bathroom and headed for the table that according to the prevailing etiquette and the habits of the Khan had been laid in honor of the Pasha.


Wherever he rests his head, he eats and drinks and is merry. Content yourself with a mouthful.

Instead of an office, which he could easily attain through his influential relatives and friends, he devoted his life to travel to distant lands, to the desire to see the whole world, acquaint himself with everybody and learn everything. He asked how much corn did celeni at the Black Sea Ports.

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An appendix provides an outline of the entire work. Yes I know abour Marco Polo.

Thus, Volumes 1 and 10 are devoted to these two cities. They have seven different qualities of olives here.

The wrestling bok, although not strongly constructed, is in good condition. Nice addition to my library. We must imagine a typical travel party of ten or twenty individuals, consisting of the traveller merchant, scholar, government agent, or tourist and his associ- ates, his servants or slaves, and their mounts — generally horses, but also donkeys, mules or camels as pack animals. Many high-ranking officials and tradesmen came.