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...Lady Hester Stanhope, who arrived in Istanbul in 1810, perpetuated the tradition of the well-connected, pre-Victorian, aristocratic traveller, elevating the role to new levels of eccentricity. Stanhope’s unconventional life has been...
...A long, informative letter to Sir Joseph Banks offering her expertise on Bedouin lifestyle gained from her notorious expedition into the desert with a tribe of Bedouin Arabs in January 1813, and detailing her experiences on this trip...
...A short letter to the Vicomte du Ponte, addressing his anger toward her and expressing frustration that he was unavailable to receive her pleas for forgiveness in person. She also sends her commiserations over the fact that his horses have...
...A letter documenting the initial stages of Lady Hester Stanhope's well-chronicled sojourn east, while her plans were yet in their infancy, it relates her motives for departure, offering a programmatic rationale for her eventual residence...
...Much of the Arcadian Library has been assembled through the acquisition of the libraries of earlier collectors. Without the earlier curation work of individuals such as Şefik E. Atabey, Richard Heber and Peter Hopkirk, the Arcadian Library...
...A work on Ottoman Bosnia, including its history, geography, and economy, as well as its customs, administration, and finances. The work also includes a discussion of the military matters and various travel routes...
...A rare work by the first American consular official in Turkey. David Porter was an officer in the United States Navy in the rank of captain and the honorary title of commodore. He commanded a number of U.S. naval ships and saw service...
...A fictional account of a pilgrimage made by one Dario Lobondo of Alexandria to Santiago de Compostela. On arriving in Galicia, Dario finds himself caught up in a battle between the Christian king of Galicia and the Moorish king of Spain...
...A description of the journey of Paulus Rubigallus via Szeged, Belgrade, Sofia and Adrianople to Constantinople, including an epigram by Philipp Melanchthon. Rubigallus accompanied the Hungarian embassy of Stefan Verboczy and Johann Eszeki...