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From A Persian Tea House

Author : Michael Carroll
ISBN : 1845115007
Genre : Literary Collections
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Drawn to the exoticism and mystery of names on a map of Iran - Isfahan, Shiraz, Meshed, Kerman, Khorassan - Michael Carroll embarked on a journey that took him through the heart of the country from the Taurus mountains to the Gulf of Oman.
Category: Literary Collections

A Journey Through Albania

Author : John Cam Hobhouse Baron Broughton
ISBN : WISC:89098696966
Genre : Albania
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Narrative Of Travels In Europe Asia And Africa In The Seventeenth Century

Author : Evliya Çelebi
ISBN : 9781108041782
Genre : History
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This two-volume English translation of part of a longer travel narrative by the Ottoman aristocrat Evliya Çelebi (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. Çelebi 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 1 includes a short biography of Çelebi and accounts of the history and architecture of his native city.
Category: History

The Last Of An Age

Author : Sooyong Kim
ISBN : 9781134791514
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In The Last of an Age, Sooyong Kim explores the relationship between social change and the development of an Ottoman literary canon in the course of the sixteenth century by examining the work and reception of a popular poet, Zati (1471–1546). Kim argues that a newly emergent group of bureaucratic literati, through the production of authoritative biographical dictionaries, ultimately relegated Zati to a lesser literary age, driven by a self-fashioning that privileged broad linguistic ability, above all else, with poetry serving as the main vehicle for demonstrating that. This study is interdisciplinary in approach, taking insights from literary studies, cultural history, and social theory. It adds to the scholarship on the rise of early modern Ottoman canons in the fields of visual arts and music and complements recent work on court patronage. Framed by ongoing critiques of canon formation among specialists of early modern Europe and late imperial China, the study offers a comparative perspective on those issues.
Category: Literary Criticism

Transformation Of Muslim Mystical Thought In The Ottoman Empire

Author : John J Curry
ISBN : 9780748686919
Genre : Religion
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Based on careful study of the substantial and largely unpublished manuscript legacy left by the Halveti mystical order, one of the most influential Sufi orders in the Ottoman Empire, this is a history of the rise and spread of its Sa'baniyye branch betwee
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The Encyclop Dia Britannica A Zym

Author : Day Otis Kellogg
ISBN : MINN:31951T00252626F
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