Across the Hellespont. A Literary Guide to Turkey by Richard Stoneman

By Richard Stoneman

From Herodotus to Freya Stark, writers were encouraged by way of Turkey, a various kingdom on the crossroads of background, for millennia. right here, Richard Stoneman describes in full of life aspect the awesome literature they produced. At a time whilst Turkey’s place at the fringe should be set to alter to a deeper involvement in Europe, the necessity to comprehend the rustic is much more compelling. the diversity of shuttle writing represented during this e-book indicates how, whereas political conditions might swap, the entice of Turkey is still constant.

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Ankara, 1961; 2nd edition, titled Kanuni Süleyman dönemi taht kavgaları. İstanbul, 1997 (with modernized text, minor additions, and inferior indexes); İsmail Hakkı Uzunçarşılı, “Iran Şahına iltica etmiş olan Şehzade Bayezidʾin teslimi için Sultan Süleyman ve oğlu Selim taraflarından Şaha gönderilen altınlar ve kıymetli hediyeler”, in Türk Tarihi Kurumu, Belleten, cilt 24 sayı 93 (Ocak 1960) pp. 103–110; Cahit Öztelli, Şehzade Bayezidʾin babası Kanuniʾye İranʾdan gönderdiği son mektup. Ankara, 1976; Petra Kappert, Die osmanischen Prinzen und ihre Residenz Amasya im 15.

7. t1 19 during the ageing Sultan’s lifetime, detailing the events leading to the conflict and its climax with the defeat of Bāyezīd, after the battle of Konya lasting from 22 to 24 Şaʿbān 966/June 1559. The chapter before the last reproduces the text of a draft (müsvedde) report (ʿarż) to the Porte (dergāh-ı ʿālī) on the battle, written by a supporter of the victorious Selīm (f. 51b–59b). It is quite different from Selīm’s report of the victory included in Feridūn’s Münşeʾāt üs-selāṭīn, vol. 2 (Istanbul, 1275) pp.

F. 47b–53b: Preceding the text of Nişancı Meḥmed Paşa⁠’s Tārīẖ is a miscellany of brief items in the same copyist’s hand as the Tārīẖ: f. 47b: 2 ḥadīs̱ in Arabic; f. 48a: quotation in Persian from Tārīẖ-i mülūk-i ʿAcem; f. 48b, prayer in Arabic; f. 48b brief description in Turkish of a prayer ascribed to Imām Ġazālī; a rübāʿī in Arabic to be recited, written and carried [as an amulet for protection] by a traveler; f. 49a, citation in Arabic from Ḥayāt ül-ḥayavān [of Damīrī, d. 805/1405]; 49a, citation in Arabic ascribed to ʿAbdullāh et-Ṭabarānī explaining the link between the 24 letters of the şehādet and the 24 hours of the day; 49b, a rübāʿī in Arabic by Sultan Selīm I; 50a: Sultan Bāyezīd II’s reply to Mengli H̱ ān of Crimea⁠’s questioning why he did not go on campaign personally; 50a– b, anecdotes about “Meryem Ana” [mother of Jesus] from Menāẓir-i memālik, on the waters of the Silvān spring in Jerusalem, used as test for adultery; f.

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