Evliya Celebi was once the seventeenth century's such a lot diligent, adventurous, and sincere recorder, whose puckish wit and humor are laced all through his ten-volume masterpiece. This fresh translation brings Evliya sparklingly again to lifestyles. ""Well worthy a read.""-Irish Echo 7/2011

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