A Native Of Western Flanders, Ogier Ghiselin De Busbecq Served In Several Posts As Diplomatic Representative For The Habsburg Ruler Ferdinand I King Of Bohemia And Hungary 1526 64 And Holy Roman Emperor 1556 64 Busbecq S Most Famous Mission Was To The Ottoman Empire At The Zenith Of Its Power And Glory During The Reign Of Suleiman The Magnificent In Four Letters To His Friend Nicholas Michault, Who Had Been Busbecq S Fellow Student In Italy And Afterwards Was Imperial Ambassador To The Portuguese Court, He Details Impressions On Everything He Saw And Experienced In Turkey, Including Landscapes, Plants, Animals, Islam, Ethnic Groups, Architecture, Slavery, Military Matters, Court Practices, Clothing, Gender And Domestic Relations, And The Sultan Himself.Suleiman Spelled Soleiman In The Translation The Magnificent Is Perhaps The Most Distinguished Figure In Turkish History, And His Reign Saw The Greatest Extension Of Turkish Power His Devotion To His Own Religion And His Tolerance Of Other Faiths, His Munificence And Generosity, Won Him The Fidelity Of His Subjects And The Respect Of His Enemies Busbecq Was Given The Assignment Of Using Diplomacy To Check The Raids Of The Turks Into Hungary, And He Proved Very Effective With His Quick Sympathy, Appreciation Of The Turkish Character, And Patience He Returned From Constantinople In The Autumn Of 1562 With An Established Reputation As A Diplomat.Busbecq S Turkish Letters Is A Treasure Of Early Travel Literature, Reflecting Busbecq S Rich Literary Talent, Classical Education, Love For Collecting Antiquities, And Remarkable Power Of Observation Delightfully Entertaining Reading, It Also Offers Invaluable Lessons On Understanding And Bridging Cultural Divides.
Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq 1522 October 28, 1592 Latin Augerius Gislenius Busbequius sometimes Augier Ghislain de Busbecq was a 16th century Flemish writer, herbalist and diplomat in the employ of three generations of Austrian monarchs He served as ambassador to the Ottoman Empire in Constantinople and in 1581 published a book about his time there, Itinera Constantinopolitanum et Amasianum,
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- The Turkish Letters of Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, Imperial Ambassador at Constantinople, 1554-1562: Translated from the Latin of the Elzevir Edition of 1663
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