The Present State of Turkey. 2nd edition. Vol. I

Creator

Date

1809

Identifier

Shoults Eb 1809 T

Type

Publisher

London: Printed for Joseph Mawman

Abstract

The Levant Company merchant Thomas Thornton (1762–1814) arrived in Constantinople in 1793, and lived there for 14 years. In his Present State of Turkey, he wrote favourably of the Turks and their architecture, such as the Great Ottoman mosques. The work established his reputation as an authority in the area. In the 20th century, events such as World War I and the Greco-Turkish War ended what was the Ottoman Empire. The 1923 Treaty of Lausanne formally established the Republic of Turkey, which moved its capital to Ankara.

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Citation

Thomas Thornton, “The Present State of Turkey. 2nd edition. Vol. I,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 24, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10763.