Evliyā Çelebis Anatolienreise

aus dem Dritten Band des Seyāḥatnāme. Edition, Übersetzung und Kommentar


The book of travels by Evliyā Çelebi, the Seyāḥatnāme, is one the richest works of Ottoman prose and belongs to the most important narrative sources for the history of the Ottoman Empire in the 17th century. In addition to numerous anecdotes it offers a plethora of information about different subjects and for most of the regions of the Ottoman Empire.
This book contains the edition of the travels made by Evliyā Çelebi in 1649-1650 from Syria to Istanbul. The main stops described on his journey are Urfa, Kayseri, Aksaray, Sivas and the plain of Muş.
The edition is given in Ottoman transcription with a German translation. In addition, it contains a list of contents according to the headlines of the text, two glossaries and an index.
Korkut M. Buğday, M.A. (1989) in Turkish Studies, University of Hamburg, is Research Assistant at the University of Hamburg.
All those interested in the social and economic history of Anatolia in the 17th century, the view of history by Ottomans themselves, legends of various kind, and Ottoman history in general.