Evliya Çelebi in Bosnia

Akmaz, Münteha Gül (2010) Evliya Çelebi in Bosnia. In: 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo.


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Famous Turkish traveller Evliya Çelebi, who lived in 17th century, travelled Ottoman territory from west to east, at the same time he went around neigbourhood. At the end of these travels lasted approximately fifty years, his work Seyahatnâme, which is composed of ten volumes, has come out. Seyahatnâme is not only unique resource for Turkish culture, history, language and literature but also a rich treasure for folks lived in the Ottoman territory. One of these folks is the Bosnians. Evliya Çelebi travelled in Bosnia, one of the provinces of Ottoman Empire, entirely in the 17th century and gave important information about its history, geography, political, economical and cultural structures of the region. Evliya, who had outstanding powers of observation, told about Bosnia, from its castles to mosques, foods to clothes eleborately. Moreover it is possible to find information about Bosnians in Seyahatnâme. Not only Bosnians in Bosnia but also Bosnians who had been settled down different parts of Europa because of their success in battles were told. In addition, Evliya Çelebi focused on Bosnian language and gave samples of this language. In the frame of this presentation, information about Bosnia, Bosnians and their language mentioned by Evliya Çelebi in the Seyahatnâme are going to be studied.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Evliya Çelebi, Seyahatnâme, Bosnia, Bosnians, Bosnian language.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 12:13
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 10:29
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/723

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