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‘Book of travels’

Evliya Çelebi

Date: 1673-87

Original Language: Ottoman Turkish


Evliya Çelebi’s monumental, 10-volume Seyahatnâme is his only known narrative work. It is considered to be the longest travel account in any language, and has no parallel in style and content in Ottoman or indeed any other literature. The author set out to write a comprehensive record of the Ottoman domains in his time, incorporating this into a fi…

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Finkel, Caroline, “ Seyahatnâme”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 August 2020 <>

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