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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 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...
...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 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...
...A fascinating first-hand account of the progress of the British Military Mission to Turkey, the British Government's deputation consigned to intervene in the Ottoman Empire's war with Napoleon. Sir Charles Holloway was second-in-command...
...Christophe Richer (1513-52), valet du chambre to François I, and also secretary to Chancellor Poyet, is believed to have made a number of diplomatic missions to Turkey. Later he was French ambassador to Denmark and Sweden. This work...
...First edition of this important memoir. A second edition was published in 1785 in quarto with sixteen engraved plates, apparently after de Tott's own drawings. The octavo edition, however, is not illustrated. A Hungarian by birth...
...De La Croix was secretary to the French Embassy to the Porte in the later seventeenth century. He lived in the Levant from 1670 to 1680, and may have been a relative of the Petis de la Croix. The Memoires include an account of Nointel...