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Author Kármán, Gábor.

Title A seventeenth-century odyssey in East Central Europe : the life of Jakab Harsanyi Nagy / by Gabor Karman
Published Leiden : Brill, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series The History of Oriental Studies
History of Oriental studies.
Contents The beginnings of an ecclesiastical career -- In the service of the prince -- Years of turmoil -- The court councillor of the Great Elector -- The bureaucrat and the intellectual -- Harsanyi's changing image of the Turks -- Instead of a conclusion -- Appendix 1: Known copies of the colloquia -- Appendix 2: A glossary of place names from the eastern half of Europe
Summary "In A Seventeenth-Century Odyssey Gábor Kármán reconstructs the life story of a lesser-known Hungarian orientalist, Jakab Harsányi Nagy. The discussion of his activities as a school teacher in Transylvania, as a diplomat and interpreter at the Sublime Porte, as a secretary of a Moldavian voivode in exile, as well as a court councillor of Friedrich Wilhelm, the Great Elector of Brandenburg, not only sheds light upon the extraordinarily versatile career of this individual, but also on the variety of circles in which he lived. Gábor Kármán also gives the first historical analysis of Harsányi's contribution to Turkish studies, the Colloquia Familiaria Turcico-latina (1672)"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Friedrich Wilhelm, Elector of Brandenburg, 1620-1688 -- Friends and associates.
Harsányi Nagy, Jakab, 1615-approximately 1677.
Babıâli (Istanbul, Turkey) -- History.
Asianists -- Hungary -- Biography.
Diplomats -- Hungary -- Biography.
Diplomats -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- Biography.
Secretaries -- Moldavia -- Biography.
Teachers -- Romania -- Transylvania -- Biography.
Hungary -- History -- 17th century -- Biography.
Transylvania (Romania) -- History -- 17th century -- Biography.
Turkey -- Study and teaching -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004306811 (electronic bk)
9789004306813 (electronic bk)