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The Queen's Ambassador to the Sultan


Memoirs of Sir Henry A. Layard's Constantinople Embassy, 1877-1880


Edited by Sinan Kuneralp
The collected papers of Sir Henry A. Layard, British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, arranged and edited by Sinan Kuneralp.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-873-1
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Nov 30,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 715
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-873-1
$269.00

Sir Henry A. Layard was British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1877 until 1880. Following work in the Western Manuscript Department of the British Library, Sinan Kuneralp has produced this edited version of Layard’s memoirs of his time in Constantinople. Layard’s ambassadorship was of particular importance as it occurred at a time of heightened tension when war with the Ottoman Empire appeared inevitable. Although Layard was recalled from his posting after the Liberal party under Gladstone came to power in 1880, his short time in the Ottoman Empire was nonetheless extremely important especially as he was perhaps the last British ambassador to have wielded some influence in the Ottoman capital. Layard was at the time vilified in Britain for having Turkish sympathies, and these papers serve as his means to justify his actions. The Queen’s Ambassador to the Sultan offers for the first time insight into Layard the man and the diplomat.

Sir Henry A. Layard was British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1877 until 1880. Following work in the Western Manuscript Department of the British Library, Sinan Kuneralp has produced this edited version of Layard’s memoirs of his time in Constantinople. Layard’s ambassadorship was of particular importance as it occurred at a time of heightened tension when war with the Ottoman Empire appeared inevitable. Although Layard was recalled from his posting after the Liberal party under Gladstone came to power in 1880, his short time in the Ottoman Empire was nonetheless extremely important especially as he was perhaps the last British ambassador to have wielded some influence in the Ottoman capital. Layard was at the time vilified in Britain for having Turkish sympathies, and these papers serve as his means to justify his actions. The Queen’s Ambassador to the Sultan offers for the first time insight into Layard the man and the diplomat.

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  • Table of Contents (page 5)
  • Preface (page 11)
  • Editor's Note (page 13)
  • Introduction (page 15)
  • 1877 (page 23)
    • 1 (page 25)
    • 2 (page 46)
    • 3 (page 81)
    • 4 (page 104)
    • 5 (page 138)
    • 6 (page 158)
    • 7 (page 184)
  • 1878 (page 209)
    • 8 (page 211)
    • 9 (page 244)
    • 10 (page 266)
    • 11 (page 295)
    • 12 (page 327)
    • 13 (page 356)
    • 14 (page 388)
    • 15 (page 413)
    • 16 (page 433)
    • 17 (page 449)
    • 18 (page 473)
  • 1879 (page 515)
    • 19 (page 517)
    • 20 (page 550)
    • 21 (page 596)
  • 1880 (page 647)
    • 22 (page 649)
  • Thematic Index (page 705)
  • Index of Persons (page 707)
  • Index of Places (page 713)