Evliya Çelebi: World Traveler and Companion to Mankind

Evliya Çelebi grew up in 17th century Istanbul as the "boon companion" of Sultan Murad IV. In his 20s, Evliya had a prophetic dream and spent decades traveling. During his travels he wrote the Seyahatname, one of history's important travel narratives.

Topics in this Podcast: explorers, Asian history, literary history, exploration, 17th century, Ottoman Empire, biographies