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An English consul in Turkey: Paul Rycaut 1667-1678, by Sonia Anderson 1st edition

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An English consul in Turkey: Paul Rycaut at Smyrna 1667-1678 by Sonia Anderson. Published by Clarendon Press 1989 Hardback with dust jacket. Pages edges are marked. General condition is very good.

The author and diplomat Sir Paul Rycaut (1629-1700) was the leading authority of his day on the Ottoman Empire. This biographical study draws on a wide range of source material to reconstruct for the first time his varied literary and official career. It also provides a lively account of the English community at Smyrna during the eleven years of his consulship there. Rycaut's seventeen years in Turkey were followed by a brief spell as chief secretary in Ireland under James II, and eleven years as British resident at the Hanse Towns for William and Mary. The main focus of the book, however, is on his consulship at Smyrna, the most important centre of English trade in the eastern Mediterranean. Sonia Anderson explores the social backgrounds and varying fortunes of the resident merchants, factory officials, and visiting sea-captains, and examines the economic reasons for the success of this outpost of Restoration enterprise.

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Anderson S
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Edition:
1st edition
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ISBN-10:
019820132X
ISBN-13:
9780198201328
Number of pages:
323
Publisher:
Clarendon
Title:
An English consul in Turkey

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An English consul in Turkey: Paul Rycaut at Smyrna 1667-1678 by Sonia Anderson. Published by Clarendon Press 1989 Hardback with dust jacket. Pages edges are marked. General condition is very good.

The author and diplomat Sir Paul Rycaut (1629-1700) was the leading authority of his day on the Ottoman Empire. This biographical study draws on a wide range of source material to reconstruct for the first time his varied literary and official career. It also provides a lively account of the English community at Smyrna during the eleven years of his consulship there. Rycaut's seventeen years in Turkey were followed by a brief spell as chief secretary in Ireland under James II, and eleven years as British resident at the Hanse Towns for William and Mary. The main focus of the book, however, is on his consulship at Smyrna, the most important centre of English trade in the eastern Mediterranean. Sonia Anderson explores the social backgrounds and varying fortunes of the resident merchants, factory officials, and visiting sea-captains, and examines the economic reasons for the success of this outpost of Restoration enterprise.

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Anderson S
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22x13x1.75cm
Edition:
1st edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
019820132X
ISBN-13:
9780198201328
Number of pages:
323
Publisher:
Clarendon
Title:
An English consul in Turkey

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