A collection of essays on Istanbul, the Ottoman army, and Jews as seen by Spanish travellers in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
6 x 9
European travellers in the Middle East have left some of the most valuable accounts of Ottoman life over the centuries. The works of notable Spanish writings on the Ottoman Empire are less well-known than the more famous French, British, German and American sources, and this makes this collection a welcome addition to the corpus of European travellers’ accounts. Spanning from the late eighteenth through to the early twentieth-centuries, the works in this book offer impressions of Istanbul, the Ottoman army and the Spanish-speaking Sephardic Jews.