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By Robert Dankoff

In his large shuttle account, Evliya Celebi presents fabrics for buying at Ottoman perceptions of the area, not just in components like geography, topography, management, city associations, and social and monetary platforms, but in addition in such domain names as faith, folklore, sexual kinfolk, dream interpretation, and conceptions of the self. In six chapters the writer examines: Evliya's remedy of Istanbul and Cairo because the capital towns of the Ottoman international; his geographical horizons and notions of tolerance; his attitudes towards govt, justice and particular Ottoman associations; his social prestige as gentleman, personality variety as dervish, workplace as caller-to-prayer and avocation as tourist; his use of varied narrative kinds; and his relation together with his viewers within the registers of persuasion and enjoyment. An Afterword situates Evliya when it comes to different highbrow traits within the Ottoman global of the 17th century.

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Ch. ch. ch. ch. ch. ch. ch. ch. ch. ch. ch. ch. ch. ch. 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 ch. ch. ch. ch. ch. ch. ch. 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 ch. 45 ch. 46 ch. 47 ch. 48 ch. 49 1 2 3 4 government officials regulations of the Divan garrisons; the military establishment [1st] grand procession: Pasha’s entrance ulema; the religious establishment Cairo: first builders vizier’s palace city walls quarters, palaces Friday mosques Mescids Medreses Hadith schools Koran schools primary schools dervish convents soup kitchens public baths commercial buildings hospitals water dispensaries fountains wells, water-wheels, basins, etc.

Gisudar Kapani Mehmed Efendi was among them. He took me, all swaddled, in his arms and was just about to recite the call to prayer in my ear when he inquired who had done this at my birth. Among the guests was my future teacher, Dersi'am Ahfe{ Efendi, who told him that Sun'ullah Efendi had done it. ” He recited it in a melancholy voice, then placed the halberd which he always carried with him down next to me and said, “I have bestowed it upon him. With this halberd may he be present at many holy wars (gaza).

Of the mosque in Çardak, whose minaret was destroyed by lightning, Evliya states: “God willing I will repair it” (V 89b24). 22 chapter one Next, in his ancestral town of Kütahya, he acts as the mütevelli or supervisor of the (evkaf of ) the mosque of his forefather Kara Mustafa Beg, and makes some repairs. 17 Evliya once mentions a grandmother—presumably his father’s mother—as the source of his interest in numismatics (on which, see Servitor of the Sultan: Ottoman Pride). She possessed a collection of quarter-dirhem pieces that were minted in Gallipoli under Murad I.

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