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...James Baker visited the Ottoman Balkans two times in the 1870s with the aim of purchasing a farm, and spent three years there. His account is not limited to meetings with state officials. He mostly traversed the region on horseback...
...Ali Pasha of Tepeleni (1744-1822) is a symbol of the period which witnessed the decline of the central authority in the Ottoman Empire and the rise of provincial elites (ayân) who after serving in the Ottoman bureaucracy, often revolted...
...De Vaudoncourt served as an artillery commander under Ali Pasha of Tepelene for a year with the aim of assisting him to regain control of the some of the Ionian Islands. He provides an excellent account of the region. The value of the book...
...First collected edition of several accounts of the Turks by the rector of the Frankfurt gymnasium, Philipp Lonicer. Vivid woodcut illustrations by the Swiss printmaker Jost Amman add visual value to the book. The first volume contains...