Oriental Panorama: British Travellers in 19th Century Turkey

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Rodopi, 1999 - Travel - 445 pages
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Contents

Preface
1
the Material and Mental Conditions of Travelling to and in Turkey
35
British Travellers and the Hazards of Piracy and Banditry
64
Images of the Turkish Countryside
82
Travellers and their Search for Classical Antiquities
101
19th Century Izmir
111
19th Century Istanbul as Aesthetic Object
135
Istanbul as Labyrinth
151
Ottoman Outdoor Recreations
205
Ottoman Meals and British Palates
223
the Physical and Moral Character of the Ottoman Turks
234
Images of Greeks Armenians and Jew
265
The Invention of Ottoman Women
274
the Sultans
308
The Visibility of Ottoman Justice 324
Travellers and the Critics 339

the Sights of Istanbul
175
Ottoman Slavery
186
Manifestations of Islam
196
The Careers Routes and Views of Travellers in Turkey and
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