Books Should Be Free is now
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Turkey Peeps at Many Lands   By:

Turkey Peeps at Many Lands by Julius R. Van Millingen

First Page:

[Illustration: A KAFEDJI]

PEEPS AT MANY LANDS

TURKEY

BY JULIUS R. VAN MILLINGEN

WITH TWELVE FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOUR

BY WARWICK GOBLE

LONDON ADAM AND CHARLES BLACK 1911

[Illustration: THE BRIDGE FROM GALATA TO STAMBOUL.]

CONTENTS

I. GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY 5

II. ALBANIANS, POMAKS, TARTARS, AND BULGARIANS 11

III. CIRCASSIANS, LAZES, AND KURDS 22

IV. ARMENIANS 27

V. GREEKS AND VLACHS 36

VI. JEWS SUPERSTITIONS 48

VII. GIPSIES SUPERSTITIONS 54

VIII. SYRIANS, DRUSES, MARONITES, AND BEDOUINS 57

IX. TURKS 61

X. THE FAITH OF ISLAM 72

XI. GAMES 78

XII. DOGS 85

XIII. THE GALATA BRIDGE AND THE BAZAARS 90

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

THE BRIDGE FROM GALATA TO STAMBOUL Frontispiece

ROUMELI HISSAR (BOSPHORUS) 9

A SIMITDJI 16

A STAMBOUL BEGGAR 25

IN THE GRAND BAZAAR 32

A SHEKERDJI's SHOP 41

A CEMETERY BY THE BOSPHORUS 48

A FORTUNE TELLER 57

A TURKISH LADY IN OUTDOOR DRESS 64

INTERIOR OF THE MOSQUE OF SULTAN AHMED I. 73

A HOWLING DERVISH 80

A KAFEDJI On the cover

Sketch Map of Turkey page iv

[Illustration: SKETCH MAP OF TURKEY.]

TURKEY

CHAPTER I

GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY

The Empire of Turkey, through which I propose to conduct you, stretches over portions of Europe and Asia the slender thread of the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles being the division between the two continents. A rapid current rushes through these channels, but in some places they are so narrow that you can shout across from Europe to Asia, and it is no uncommon thing to hear the dogs barking from the other side.

Turkey in Europe spreads northwards from these points up to Bulgaria, and consists of a long strip of country extending from the Black Sea to the Adriatic.

Turkey in Asia is more extensive, and stretches from the Black Sea to the Persian Gulf. Persia lies to its east, and the Red Sea and blue Mediterranean to its west.

Turkey holds sway over some of earth's fairest lands, the homes of its most ancient civilizations and lands familiar to us through Holy Writ and profane history, and the sources of Jewish, Christian, Moslem, and other beliefs.

The rulers of Turkey are the Turks, originally a nomadic tribe from Central Asia. Compelled to abandon their homes on account of the desiccation or drying up of large tracts of their country, which were converted into a desert, they swarmed into Armenia and Persia in quest of new pasture lands for their flocks and cattle. Like the in coming tide, they swept everything before them, and finally overwhelmed, not only Asia Minor, but also Egypt and Northern Africa.

Converted at an early stage of their history to the Mahomedan faith, they propagated it wherever they went, and, under the leadership of the Sultans of the Seljuk dynasty, they established themselves in Konia, and advanced their rule to the gates of the Byzantine Empire... Continue reading book >>




eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book



Popular Genres
More Genres
Languages
Paid Books