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By Robert Dankoff

Evliya Çelebi is the best shuttle author of the Ottoman Empire. Born in Istanbul in 1611, he all started traveling in 1640 and persevered for over 40 years, preventing finally in Cairo the place he died in approximately 1685. He accumulated his vigorous and eclectic observations right into a ten-volume manuscript the Seyahatname, or e-book of Travels. For the 1st time in English, this feature provides a style of the breadth of Evliya's pursuits: from structure to normal historical past, via faith, politi, linguisti, song, technological know-how and the supernatural. whereas he revamped 1000 entire recitations of the Koran in his lifetime, he additionally wrote with interest approximately Christianity, approximately his personal impotence, concerning the anti at a global conference of trapeze artists and the feats of a Kurdish sorcerer who conjured a horse from a log pile.

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