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Author Dankoff, Robert.

Title An Ottoman mentality : the world of Evliya Çelebi / by Robert Dankoff ; with an afterword by Gottfried Hagen
Edition Rev. 2nd ed
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006


Description 1 online resource (xxi, 279 pages)
Series Ottoman Empire and its heritage ; v. 31
Ottoman Empire and its heritage ; v. 31. 1380-6076
Contents Man of Istanbul -- Man of the world -- Servitor of the Sultan -- Gentleman and dervish -- Raconteur -- Reporter and entertainer
Summary In his huge travel account, Evliya Çelebi provides materials for getting at Ottoman perceptions of the world, not only in areas like geography, topography, administration, urban institutions, and social and economic systems, but also in such domains as religion, folklore, sexual relations, dream interpretation, and conceptions of the self. In six chapters the author examines: Evliya's treatment of Istanbul and Cairo as the two capital cities of the Ottoman world; his geographical horizons and notions of tolerance; his attitudes toward government, justice and specific Ottoman institutions; his social status as gentleman, character type as dervish, office as caller-to-prayer and avocation as traveller; his use of various narrative styles; and his relation with his audience in the two registers of persuasion and amusement. An Afterword situates Evliya in relation to other intellectual trends in the Ottoman world of the seventeenth century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-265) and index
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SUBJECT Evliya Çelebi, 1611?-1682?
Evliya Çelebi, 1611?-1682? fast (OCoLC)fst00016158
Subject HISTORY -- Middle East -- Turkey & Ottoman Empire.
SUBJECT Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
Subject Turkey.
Genre/Form Computer network resources
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9047410378