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Turkish Letters of Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq

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ISBN-10: 0807130710

ISBN-13: 9780807130711

Edition: 2005

Authors: Ogier Ghislain de Busbecq, Edward Seymour Forster, Karl A. Roider

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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…    
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Book details

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
Language: English