Evliya Çelebi

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Evliya Çelebi
BirthplaceConstantinople,  Ottoman Empire

Evliya Çelebi


Born Mar. 25,1611, in Istanbul; died there in 1682 or 1683. Turkish traveler, geographer, and writer.

For approximately 50 years, including time spent on military campaigns, Evliya traveled about many countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe. He visited the Northern Caucasus, the Ukraine, Moldavia, and the Crimea, and he sailed along the Don, Volga, and Iaik (now Ural) rivers. His travel sketches and diaries, which he edited at the end of his life, formed a ten-volume work called the Book of Travels (also known as Chronicle of a Traveler). Part of the work was published for the first time in 1843. Eight volumes were printed in the Arabic alphabet between 1898 and 1928, and the last two volumes were published in the Latin alphabet between 1935 and 1938.

Evliya’s work is the longest memoir in classical Turkish literature. It is an important document of his epoch and contains a large amount of information about history, geography, and culture. It also includes numerous stories and legends from various countries and peoples, including peoples in what is now the USSR.


Evliya Çelebi Seyahatnamesi, vols. 1–5. Istanbul, 1943–51.
In Russian translation:
Kniga puteshestviia (Izvlecheniia iz sochineniia turetskogo puteshestvennika XVII v.), fasc. 1: Zemli Moldavii i Ukrainy. Moscow, 1961. (Contains bibliography.)


Grigor’ev, A. P. “Khudozhestvennye obrazy i sredstva ‘Shakhname’ v ‘Knige puteshestviia’ Evlii Chelebi.” In the collection Voprosy filosofii stran Azii i Afriki, fasc. 2. Leningrad, 1973.
Evliya Çelebi: Hayan, Sanan, Eserleri. Istanbul, 1954.
Necatigil, B. Edebiyatimizda isimler sözlüǧü, 7th ed. Istanbul, 1972.
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Evliya Celebi tells this sophistication and richness as follows: "In the rooms of Medrese-i Etibba (medicine school), there are disciples who are dignified medicines, always speaking of savants like Platon, Socrates, Philebos, Aristotle, Calinos, Pythagoras.
(1) Department of Neurosurgery, Dumlupinar University Evliya Celebi Training and Research Hospital, Kutahya, Turkey
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*** Evliya Celebi Training and Research Hospital, Ophthalmology Clinic, Kutahya, Turkey
Hakan Turk, Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Dumlupinar University, Evliya Celebi Training and Research Hospital, Kutahya, Turkey; hkntrk000@hotmail.com
One of them was the renowned Ottoman travel writer, Evliya Celebi, who visited Skopje twice between 1660 and 1668.
Chapters are: maps of empires past; (re)writing history; the hermeneutics of empire; exploring for the empire; teaching the empire; the Ottoman imaginary of Evliya Celebi; oimagine a country where we are all equalo; British (post)colonial discourse and (imagined) Roman precedents; oas if empires were great and wonderful thingso; travelling through (post-)imperial panoramas; ono one belongs here more than youo; the bonds of empire; Caryl PhillipsAE The Nature of Blood; Johannesburg Zoologica; toxic terror and the cosmopolitanism; something is foul in the state of Kerala; conflicting models of agency in Andrea LevyAEs The Long Song.
(1) Medical School, Evliya Celebi Training and Research Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology, Dumlupinar University, Okmeydani Street, 43340 Kutahya, Turkey