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Part travelogue, part missionary account, this book recounts the experiences of a nineteenth-century traveler in the Ottoman Empire. Indeed, Hamlin’s account begins with a description of the origin and extent of the Ottoman Empire, including a consideration of the social issues it faced. An encounter with Islam, with a sympathetic reading of the Quran, leads Hamlin to conclude with the misrepresentation of the Ottomans that he has discovered to be problematic. An intimate glimpse into the Ottoman world of the nineteenth century, this historic travelogue will be welcomed by students of missionary activity and the rapidly changing region of Turkey.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-317-5
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Mar 23,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 382
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-317-5
$177.00
$106.20

Part travelogue, part missionary account, this book recounts the experiences of a nineteenth-century traveler in the Ottoman Empire. Indeed, Hamlin’s account begins with a description of the origin and extent of the Ottoman Empire, including a consideration of the social issues it faced. The growth of the empire as it headed toward traditionally Christian regions is of interest to the author. Political background of the period is included along with the travels undertaken by Hamlin. Some tumultuous times were encountered during his time abroad, and Hamlin saw in them the need for religious freedom. A tour of southern Macedonia is described, and the issue of what a missionary ought to do for a living is discussed. The Crimean War captures the attention of a chapter and accounts of church building are interspersed with travels to the Balkans. Education and the issue of an encounter with Islam, sympathetic to the reading of the Quran leads Hamlin to conclude with the misrepresentation of the Ottomans that he has discovered to be problematic. An intimate glimpse into the Ottoman world of the nineteenth century, this historic travelogue will be welcomed by students of missionary activity and the rapidly changing region of Turkey.

Cyrus Hamlin (1811-1900) was a Congregationalist minister, missionary, and teacher. He attended Bowdoin College and Bangor Theological Seminary in Maine, and went to Turkey as a missionary. He helped found Robert College in Istanbul, and returned to the United States and taught at Bangor. He also served as president of Middlebury College in Vermont.

Part travelogue, part missionary account, this book recounts the experiences of a nineteenth-century traveler in the Ottoman Empire. Indeed, Hamlin’s account begins with a description of the origin and extent of the Ottoman Empire, including a consideration of the social issues it faced. The growth of the empire as it headed toward traditionally Christian regions is of interest to the author. Political background of the period is included along with the travels undertaken by Hamlin. Some tumultuous times were encountered during his time abroad, and Hamlin saw in them the need for religious freedom. A tour of southern Macedonia is described, and the issue of what a missionary ought to do for a living is discussed. The Crimean War captures the attention of a chapter and accounts of church building are interspersed with travels to the Balkans. Education and the issue of an encounter with Islam, sympathetic to the reading of the Quran leads Hamlin to conclude with the misrepresentation of the Ottomans that he has discovered to be problematic. An intimate glimpse into the Ottoman world of the nineteenth century, this historic travelogue will be welcomed by students of missionary activity and the rapidly changing region of Turkey.

Cyrus Hamlin (1811-1900) was a Congregationalist minister, missionary, and teacher. He attended Bowdoin College and Bangor Theological Seminary in Maine, and went to Turkey as a missionary. He helped found Robert College in Istanbul, and returned to the United States and taught at Bangor. He also served as president of Middlebury College in Vermont.

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  • PREFACE (page 7)
  • CONTENTS (page 9)
  • AMONG THE TURKS:CHAPTER I (page 17)
  • CHAPTER II (page 24)
  • CHAPTER III (page 32)
  • CHAPTER IV (page 50)
  • CHAPTER V (page 65)
  • CHAPTER VI (page 81)
  • CHAPTER VII (page 99)
  • CHAPTER VIII (page 110)
  • CHAPTER IX (page 119)
  • CHAPTER X (page 135)
  • CHAPTER XI (page 160)
  • CHAPTER XII (page 189)
  • CHAPTER XIII (page 199)
  • CHAPTER XIV (page 216)
  • CHAPTER XV (page 230)
  • CHAPTER XVI (page 248)
  • CHAPTER XVII (page 265)
  • CHAPTER XVIII (page 278)
  • CHAPTER XIX (page 291)
  • CHAPTER XX (page 306)
  • CHAPTER XXI (page 321)
  • CHAPTER XXII (page 347)
  • CHAPTER XXIII (page 360)