Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198063117
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080199 | DOI:

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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

Chapter.  4548 words. 

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