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

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Evliya Celebi was the 17th century's most diligent, adventurous, and honest recorder, whose puckish wit and humor are laced throughout his ten-volume masterpiece. This brand new translation brings Evliya sparklingly back to life. ""This superb selection from the 'Seyahatname' introduces Evliya Celebi, who witnessed history, recorded ethnological facts scrupulously, and allowed his mind to range freely into the realism of the fabulous providing us with an insider's depiction of the Ottoman worldview.""-Henry Glassie, Professor Emeritus of Turkish Studies at Indiana University. ""Celebi's writings provide a fascinating and unmatched picture of his world, and this volume finally makes his journeys available to an English-speaking audience.""-Choice

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"This superb selection from the 'Seyahatname' introduces Evliya Celebi, who witnessed history, recorded ethnological facts scrupulously, and allowed his mind to range freely into the realsm of the fabulous providing us with an insider's depcition of the Ottoman worldview. --Henry Glassie, Professor Emeritus of Turkish Studies at Indiana University

Celebi s writings provide a fascinating and unmatched picture of his world, and this volume finally makes his journeys available to an English-speaking audience. --Choice

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