Travels in Albania and Other Provinces of Turkey in 1809 and 1810

Travels in Albania and Other Provinces of Turkey in 1809 and 1810

by John Cam Hobhouse

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Travels in Albania and Other Provinces of Turkey in 1809 and 1810 by John Cam Hobhouse

John Cam Hobhouse, later Lord Broughton (1786-1869), became a friend of Byron when they were at Cambridge, and was frequently his travelling companion. He first published an account of their journey to Albania and Greece in 1814, and reissued this updated and corrected two-volume version in 1855, after his retirement from public life. (His memoirs are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.) In September 1809 Byron and Hobhouse were in Malta, and took the opportunity of a passing ship to go to Preveza in Epirus, making their way to the court of Ali Pasha, the 'tyrant of Ioannina'. Volume 2 takes the travellers from Smyrna in Asia Minor and up the coast to Istanbul, where they had an audience with Sultan Mahmud II. During their journey, Byron was writing Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: on its publication in 1812, as he said, 'I awoke one morning and found myself famous'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108076098
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/21/2014
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - European History Series
Pages: 582
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

33. Patriotism of the Greeks; 34. Departure from Athens; 35. The Musselim's summer residence; 36. A journey to Ephesus; 37. Departure from Smyrna; 38. Frigate anchors off Sigeum; 39. Barrows; 40. The supposed port of Agamemnon's fleet; 41. The district of the Troad; 42. The frigate leaves Cape Janissary; 43. Difficulty of obtaining information concerning the Turks; 44. The valley of sweet waters; 45. Galata; 46. Ters-Hane; 47. Excursion to Constantinople; 48. The Atmeidan; 49. The Dgiamissi Selatyn, or royal moscks; 50. The ambassador's audience of the Caimacam; Appendix.

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