Accounts of travel are a popular and accessible source for research on historical relations between "East" and "West" and are attractive for specialists and non-specialists alike. In the pre-modern period a large number of such accounts were published all over Europe, and almost without exception these volumes are now scarce and priceless. Some were republished later in modern editions (like those in the Hakluyt series), but these too are often out of print at present.
IDC Publishers has now brought together 119 travel accounts from more than 15 different libraries. This unique IDC collection offers a representative sample of Western travelogues primarily in English, French, and German. Predominantly covering the Ottoman Empire, the collection also stretches into Ethiopia, Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa, and of course Iran
The first part of the collection consists of travels undertaken until the year 1800.
This collection is part of the IDC series The Eastern Question.
|Number of titles||119|
|Number of microfiches ||1,171|