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The Rise of Oriental Travel: English Visitors to the Ottoman Empire, 1580-1720

On the cover of Gerald MacLean’s engaging new study, The Rise of Oriental Travel: English Visitors to the Ottoman Empire, 1580-1720 is a ‘Portrait of a European Man’ by the Ottoman Artist Abdelcelil Celebi, known as Levni, and painted c.1720. MacLean does not discuss this portrait, but its selection as a cover image is calculatedContinue reading “The Rise of Oriental Travel: English Visitors to the Ottoman Empire, 1580-1720”