Narrative of Travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa in the Seventeenth Century: Volume 2

Narrative of Travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa in the Seventeenth Century: Volume 2

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This two-volume English translation of part of a longer travel narrative by the Ottoman aristocrat Evilya Celebi (1611-c.1680) was translated by the Austrian scholar Joseph von Hammer (1774-1856) and published in 1834 by the Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland, set up to make 'Eastern' texts more widely available in English. Celebi was highly educated, had served the Ottoman court both as a diplomat and as a soldier, and as he says, had in his travels 'seen the countries of eighteen monarchs and heard 147 different languages'. His lifetime encompassed the highest point of Ottoman expansion into Europe, and his indefatigable curiosity about everything he saw makes this work a fascinating assemblage of topics varying from the fountains of Istanbul to a journey to Georgia. Volume 2 includes Celebi's eye-witness account of the siege and conquest of Canea (Khania) in Crete in 1645.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139152017
  • 9781139152013

Table of contents

1. Journey to Brussa; 2. Journey to Nicomedia; 3. Journey to Batum and Trebisonde; 4. Journey to Georgia and Mingrelia; 5. Journey to Azak (Assov.); 6. Journey to Crimea; 7. Expedition against Malta in the year 1055 (1645); 8. Journey to Erzerum; 9. Journey from Nakhshivan to Tabriz; 10. Journey from Tabriz to Erivan; 11. Journey to Georgia; 12. Journey to Erivan in the year 1057 (1647); 13. Journey to Baiburd, Janja, Isper, Tortum and Akchekala'a.
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