Turkish Letters of Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq

ISBN-10: 0807130710
ISBN-13: 9780807130711
Edition: 2005
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Description: A native of western Flanders, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq served in several posts as diplomatic representative for the Habsburg ruler Ferdinand I (King of Bohemia and Hungary, 1526-64, and Holy Roman Emperor, 1556-64). Busbecq's most famous mission  More...

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 6/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638

A native of western Flanders, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq served in several posts as diplomatic representative for the Habsburg ruler Ferdinand I (King of Bohemia and Hungary, 1526-64, and Holy Roman Emperor, 1556-64). Busbecq's most famous mission was undoubtedly to the Ottoman Empire at the zenith of its power and glory during the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent. In four letters to his friend Nicholas Michault--who had been Busbecq's fellow student in Italy and afterwards was imperial ambassador to the Portuguese court--he details impressions on everything he saw and experienced in Turkey, including landscapes, plants, animals, Islam, ethnic groups, architecture, slavery, military matters, court practices, clothing, gender and domestic relations, and the Sultan himself. Busbecq was given the assignment of using diplomacy to check the raids of the Turks into Hungary, and he proved very effective with his quick sympathy, appreciation of the Turkish character, and untiring patience. He returned from Constantinople in the autumn of 1562 with an established reputation as a diplomatist. The Turkish Letters is a treasure of early travel literature, reflecting Busbecq's rich literary talent, classical education, love for collecting antiquities, and remarkable power of observation. It offers invaluable lessons on understanding and bridging cultural divides.

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