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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.
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Varqa ve Gülşāh

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

Yusuf-i Meddah?

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This online publication consists of 140 volumes from the Warner Collection, totaling 45,809 pages of Ottoman Turkish, Arabic, and Persian texts. All these manuscripts were acquired by the great scholar Levinus Warner during his stay in Istanbul from 1644 until his death in 1665. This selection from the famous Warner Legacy to the Leiden University Libraries includes one autograph (Codex Orientalis 432), 10 unique manuscripts (Cod. Or. 498; 517; 801; 870; 1088; 1090; 1096; 1110; 1143; 1155; and 1175), and 11 manuscripts with unique parts (Cod. Or. 309; 333; 662; 697; 730; 765; 835; 870; 898; 917; and 923). Several manuscripts once belonged to famous owners; for example, Cod. Or. 1122 originates from the private library of the Ottoman polymath and historian Kātib Çelebi (d. 1657). The collection also includes several of Warner's diaries with research notes in various languages.

Bahāʼ al-Dīn Baghdādī, Muḥammad ibn Muʼayyad,12th cent.,attributed name. and Abū Bakr b. Zakī al-Qonawī al-Mutaṭabbib.Rawḍat al-kuttāb wa ḥaḍīqat al-albāb.

Bahāʼ al-Dīn Baghdādī, Muḥammad ibn Muʼayyad,12th cent.,attributed name.

Mevlānā Muḥyīddīn Vildān,attributed name.

Murād Çelebi,d. 981/1573-4,attributed name.

Kemalpaşazade,1468 or 9-1534,attributed name.