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Exploring the WestThree Travel Narratives$
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Mushirul Hasan

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780198063117

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.001.0001

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(p.215) 28 Constantinople
Exploring the West

Mushirul Hasan

Oxford University Press

The author arrives at Constantinople and is graciously received by the British Ambassador. He describes Constantinople, its climate, population, coffee-houses, inns, hot baths, useful institutions, and the dress of the Turks. He also presents an anecdote of Nadir Shah, comments on Turkish luxury, and describes the post-office, Turkish mode of living, houses of Constantinople, frequent fires, furniture, mosques, St Sophia, bazars, and derveishes.

Keywords:   Constantinople, coffee-houses, inns, hot baths, Turks, Nadir Shah, post-office, houses, derveishes

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