Caroline Finkel

Andrei Pippidi’s enjoyable book is the latest contribution to the study of the historical relationship between Europe and the Ottoman world and...

To mark the 400th anniversary of his birth, UNESCO has declared Evliya Çelebi a ‘man of the year’. His Seyahatname, or Book of Travels, is one of the world’s great works of literature. Caroline Finkel celebrates a figure little known in the West.