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By Robert Dankoff

Evliya Çelebi is the best shuttle author of the Ottoman Empire. Born in Istanbul in 1611, he begun vacationing in 1640 and persisted for over 40 years, preventing finally in Cairo the place he died in approximately 1685. He gathered his full of life and eclectic observations right into a ten-volume manuscript the Seyahatname, or ebook of Travels. For the 1st time in English, this feature offers a style of the breadth of Evliya's pursuits: from structure to normal historical past, via faith, politi, linguisti, tune, technological know-how and the supernatural. whereas he remodeled 1000 whole recitations of the Koran in his lifetime, he additionally wrote with interest approximately Christianity, approximately his personal impotence, in regards to the anti at an international conference of trapeze artists and the feats of a Kurdish sorcerer who conjured a horse from a log pile.

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