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James Grehan[Austin's] study of the European literature ensures that his notes will be ideal for scholars who want to follow the genealogy of various anecdotes and tropes that travelers from Domenico's time freely borrowed from one another and recirculated. His commentary will probably be most enlightening to general readers who know little or nothing about Ottoman culture and history. His style is very accessible, and he takes little for granted. Most impressive is his knowledge of Istanbul's monuments and famous sites and his ability to evoke them visually. Domenic's account will be of interest to a wide audience. It is a useful cultural document from an understudied period of Ottoman history. It will appeal not only to students of Ottoman history, but those who study the broader Mediterranean world and patterns of cultural exchange. It will be a pleasure to read for anyone who loves Istanbul and wants to know more about its history.
—American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages Bulletin