Evliya Çelebi in Diyarbekir

 The relevant section of the Seyahatname

Edited with translation, commentary and introduction by

Martin van Bruinessen and Hendrik Boeschoten

Leiden: Brill, 1988




Title page and table of contents


I.                   Evliya Çelebi and his Seyahatname (M. van Bruinessen)

II.                The Ottoman conquest of Diyarbekir and the administrative organization of the province in the 16th and 17th centuries (M. van Bruinessen)

III.             The population of Diyarbekir: ethnic composition and other demographic data (M. van Bruinessen)

IV.             Economic life in Diyarbekir in the 17th century (M. van Bruinessen)

V.                Religious life in Diyarbekir: Islamic learning and the role of the tariqats (M. van Bruinessen)

VI.             The physical aspects of the city (M. Kiel)

VII.          On Evliya’s style (H. Lammers)

VIII.       Evliya’s spelling and our transliteration (H. Boeschoten)

IX.             The Seyahatname as a source for linguistic investigation (H. Boeschoten)

Evliya’s description of Diyarbekir

Notes to the translation