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Evliya Çelebi in Bitlis

The Relevant Section of the Seyahatname

Edited by Robert Dankoff

In 1655 and 1656 Evliya Celebi found himself three different times in the eastern Anatolian town of Bitlis, the center of a quasi-independent Kurdish khanate having a long and tumultuous relationship with the Ottoman state. The account of Evliya's adventures in Bitlis, including a major expedition against the khan mounted by Evliya's patron Melek Ahmed Pasha, the Ottoman governor of Van, forms a coherent narrative which deserves to be studied on its own.
The centerpiece of the book is a critical edition of three long extracts, amounting to forty-three folios of the autograph ms., form volumes IV and V of the Seyahat- name, along with an annotated English translation on facing pages. The introduction discusses the narratological, historical, and linguistic aspects of the text, and there is a complete index of proper names.

Varqa ve Gülşāh

A Fourteenth-Century Anatolian Turkish Mes̱nevī. Edited with Translation, Glossary and Introduction by G.M. Smith

Yusuf-i Meddah?

Yazıcızâde Ali,14th cent.,translator., Rashīd ad-Dīn Faḍl Allāh,d. 1318., Muḥammad ar-Rāwandī,13th cent. and Ibn Bībī,13th cent.

Turmeda, Anselm,1352-1432?, Meḥmed b. Şa‘bān,transcriber,translator. and Shaykh as-Sīdī Abū l-Ghayth b. Muḥammad al-Qashshāsh,editor.

Alaeddin Ali <Vasi Alisi>. and Ḥusayn Wā‘iẓ al-Kāshifī,d. 910/1504-5.Anwār-i Suhaylī.

Akhtarī, Muṣṭafá ibn Aḥmad,d. 1560 or 61. and Meḥmed b. Muṣṭafā er-Rūmensevī,İbn en-Naḳīb,transcriber.

Sadeddin, Hoca, 1536-1599. and İbrāhīm b. Ḥasan,transcriber.