Narrative of Travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa, in the Seventeenth Century, Volume II, by Evliya, Çelebi, 1611?-1682?
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Narrative of Travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa, in the Seventeenth Century, Volume II, by Evliya, Çelebi, 1611?-1682?

By Evliya Çelebi, Freiherr von Joseph Hammer-Purgstall
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  • NARRATIVE OF TRAVELS IN EUROPE, ASIA, AND AFRICA, IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY,
  • CONTENTS.
  • NOTES.
    • Note 1, p. 16.—It is a journey of two days from Brússa to the top.
    • Note 2, p. 197.—The inhabitants of Tortúm all assembled to form the Istikbál (solemn meeting.)
    • Note 3, p. 211.—The river Khalliz.
  • JOURNEY TO BRUSSA.
    • Description of the Town and ancient Fortress of Modania.
    • Description of the Buildings of Brússa.
    • The public Officers of Brússa.
    • Description of the Imperial and other Mosques.
    • The Mosque of Khodavendkiár, or Sultán Murád I.
    • Description of the Mosque of Sultán Báyazíd I.
    • The Mosque of Mohammed I.
    • Description of the Mosque of Murád II. the son of Mohammed I.
    • The Mosque of Emír Sultán.
    • The Colleges of Brússa.
    • The Convents, Imárets, Kháns, Fountains, Mills and Sebíls of Brússa.
    • Praise of the Baths of Brússa.
    • Description of the hot spring of Chekirgeh Sultán.
    • Description of the sulphurous hot spring (Gogurdlí Kaplijeh.)
    • Description of New Kaplíjeh.
    • Description of the Market of Brússa.
    • Description of the bridge of Erghándí.
    • Description of the Walks and pleasure-places of Brússa.
    • A Dissertation on Mountains.
    • Description of the Ice-worm.
    • Language, Dress, and Manufactures of the Inhabitants of Brússa.
    • The Climate of Brússa.
    • The Eatables, Beverages and Fruits of Brússa.
    • Visit to the Monuments and Tombs of the first Ottoman Sultáns.
    • Short account of the Conquests of Osmán Khán.
    • Conquests of Sultán Orkhán.
    • Visit to Sultán Orkhán’s Tomb.
    • Notice of Hájí Begtásh, the great Saint.
    • Short account of Sultán Murád I.
    • Tomb of Sultán Murád I. Khodavendkiár.
    • Short account of Ilderím Báyazíd.
    • Short account of Sultán Mohammed I.
    • Short account of the Reign of Murád II.
    • Tombs of Ottoman Princes.
    • Visit to the Tombs of Saints at Brússa.
  • JOURNEY TO NICOMEDIA.
    • Qualities of a Mineral Spring.
    • Pilgrimages of Nicomedia.
  • JOURNEY TO BATUM AND TREBISONDE.
    • Description of the Ancient Town of Sinope.
    • Description of the Castle of Samsún.
    • Description of the Castle of Onia.
    • Description of the Town and ancient Fortress of Trebisonde, the Capital of the Lezgians; God guard it from all mischief!
    • Begs of Abaza Tribes.
    • The Commanding Officers and Magistrates of Trebisonde.
    • Praise of the Poets of Trebisonde.
    • Form and Size of the Town, and Description of its Monuments.
    • Description of the Lower Castle.
    • Description of the Mosques.
    • Description of the Scientific Colleges, Baths, Market-places, &c.
    • Description of the complexion of the Inhabitants of Trebisonde.
    • Occupations, Guilds, &c.
    • Description of the principal Arts and Handicrafts.
    • Eatables and Beverages.
    • Walks of Trebisonde.
    • Praise of the River Khosh-oghlán.
    • Visit to the Monuments of Sultáns and Saints.
  • JOURNEY TO GEORGIA AND MINGRELIA.
    • Description of Mingrelia.
  • JOURNEY TO AZAK (ASSOV) 1050.
    • Description of the Land of the Abáza.
    • Specimen of the Abáza Language.
    • Specimen of the Sadasha Abáza.
  • JOURNEY TO THE CRIMEA.
    • Description of the Castle of Báliklava.
    • Description of the Convent of Kilghra Sultán.
    • Return to Constantinople.
  • EXPEDITION AGAINST MALTA IN THE YEAR 1055 (1645).
    • Station of Gallipolis.
    • Siege of the Fortress of Canea.
    • Cause of the Death of Yússúf Páshá.
  • JOURNEY TO ERZERUM.
    • Gebíze.
    • Praise of the Lake of Sabánja.
    • The Station of Khandak-bazárí.
    • Places of Pilgrimage at Bolí.
    • Pilgrimage to Habib Karamání.
    • Pilgrimage to the tomb of the great Saint Koyún Baba, (Father of the Dynasty of the Sheep.)
    • Pilgrimage to the Tomb of Burhándedeh.
    • Form and size of Amasia.
    • Inhabitants, Language, Dress, Provisions, &c.
    • Of the Walks, and Pilgrimages or Tombs.
    • The Town and Castle of Nígíssár.
    • The Hot-spring of Nigíssár.
    • Pilgrimages of Nígíssár.
    • The Governorship of Erzerúm or Erzenrúm.
    • Pilgrimage of Mama Khatún.
    • Description of the Fortress of Erzerúm.
    • Description of the great river Euphrates.
    • Of the Form and Size of the Fortress of Erzerúm.
    • Praise of the Palaces of Erzerúm.
    • Of the Mosques.
    • Fountains.
    • Of the Baths, Kháns, Market-places and Markets.
    • Of the Inhabitants, Climate, Products, &c.
    • Genealogies of Erzerúm.
    • Description of Mount Egerlí.
    • Praise of Balaam, the son of Baúr.
    • Pilgrimages; Tomb of Sheikh Kárzúní.
    • Stations of our military expedition to the Castle of Shúshík.
    • Size and Form of the Fortress Hassan.
    • Description of the Hot-baths.
    • Size and Form of the Castle of Khinis.
    • Description of the Hot-bath.
    • Description of the Castle of Shúshek or Shúshík.
    • Size and Form of Magú.
    • Description of our journey along the Aras to Persia.
    • Curiosities of Uch Kilisse.
    • Pilgrimage to Mohammed Sháh’s Tomb.
  • JOURNEY FROM NAKHSHIVAN TO TABRIZ.
    • Pilgrimage of Riza, the Son of Hossein Bikara.
    • Description of the Capital of Azerbeiján, the ancient town of Tabríz.
    • Description of the Mosques of Tabríz.
    • Colleges of Tabríz.
    • Praise of the Air and Climate.
    • Account of the Persian Crown (Táj).
    • Arts and Handicrafts, Provisions, Fruits, Beverages, Gardens, &c.
    • Account of a curious Conversation.
    • General Praise of Tabríz.
    • Bad and reprehensible things in Irán.
    • Pilgrimages and Visits in the town of Tabríz.
    • Description of the Expedition we undertook with the Khán to Shám Gházán.
    • Description of Merágha.
    • Description of Aján.
    • Places of Pilgrimage at Erdebíl.
  • JOURNEY FROM TABRIZ TO ERIVAN.
    • Pilgrimage to the Tomb of Shems Tabrízí.
    • Description of the Town of Eriván (Reván).
    • Description of the important town of Genje.
    • Pilgrimages (or Tombs) of Martyrs.
    • Description of the Castle of Shekí.
    • Account of the Tribe of Ettels.
    • Pilgrimage of Ashár-Baba.
    • Praise of Mount Caucasus.
    • Description of the Town of Shamákhí.
    • Description of the fortress of Bakú.
    • Description of our journey from Bakú through Georgia.
    • Description of a Whale with ears like an Elephant.
    • Description of Derbend the Gate of Gates.
    • Size and figure of the Castle.
    • Description of the Iron Gate.
    • Buildings within the Castle.
    • Pilgrimages.
    • The Pilgrimage of the Forty.
  • JOURNEY TO GEORGIA.
    • Description of the Castle Serír-ul-allán.
    • Tomb of Emír Sultán.
    • Description of the Old Town of Kákht.
    • Description of Georgia or Shúshádistán, viz. Betlís.
    • Size and Figure of the Fortress.
    • Products.
    • The Hotbath of Tiflís.
    • Description of the Castle Kúsekht.
    • Description of Súrán.
    • Specimen of the Georgian Shúshád Language.
    • Genealogy of the Georgian Kings.
    • Description of the Stronghold of Akhaska, Sultan Selím’s conquest.
    • Khass or Revenues of the Sanjak Begs.
    • Number of Ziámets and Timárs.
    • Form and size of the Castle of Akhachka.
    • Castles of Georgia belonging to the Province of Chaldir.
    • Stations of the Journey from Akhaska to Erzerúm.
    • Castles in the neighbourhood of Erdehán.
  • JOURNEY TO ERIVAN IN THE YEAR, 1057, (1647).
    • Size of the castle of Karss.
    • Journeys on our Return.
  • JOURNEY TO BAIBURD, JANJA, ISPER, TORTUM AND AKCHEKALA’A.
    • Form and size of the Castle.
    • Description of the River Jorúgh.
    • Pilgrimages.
    • Description of the Castle of Tortúm.
    • Size and Shape of the Castle.
    • Account of our Inroad into Mingrelia.
    • Of the Language of the Mingrelians.
    • Moral Reflections.
    • Account of our return from Erzerúm to Constantinople in the month of Zílka’deh 1057 (1647).
    • Our journey to the Castle of Kumákh.
    • Description of the Castle of Kumákh.
    • Description of the Castle of Erzenján.
    • Praise of the Eatables and Beverages.
    • Pilgrimages.
    • Description of the strong Castle of Shín or Shábín Kara-hissár.
    • Description of a Lion.
    • Praise of the Alum, called Solomon’s Alum.
    • Description of the Castle of Ládík.
    • The Walks of Ládík.
    • The warm laths of Ládík.
    • Description of the Lake of Ládík.
    • Pilgrimages of Ládík.
    • Description of Merzifún.
    • Description of the Baths.
    • Praise of Pírdedeh.
    • Products.
    • Pilgrimage to the Saints of Merzifún.
    • Journey from Merzifún to Koprí.
    • Description of the old town and great bridge of Koprí.
    • Description of the town of Gumish.
    • Praise of Sheikh Bárdáklí-bábá.
    • Form of the Castle.
    • The Pilgrimages of Karánjí-bábá Sultán.
    • Description of Angora.
    • Praises of Hájí Bairám the Saint.
    • The Eatables and Products.
    • Pilgrimages.
    • Description of the town of Beg-bazárí or Bebek-bazári.
    • Journey from Beg-bazárí to Constantinople.
    • Description of the tomb of the great Saint Akshems-ud-dín.
    • Transcriber’s Notes
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