Heath Lowry’s book depicts Evliya Çelebi
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Heath Lowry’s book is intended to be his homage to the traveler Evliya Çelebi.
“In the Footsteps of Evliya Çelebi: The Seyahatname as Guidebook” by a renowned researcher of Turkish and Ottoman History, Prof. Heath W. Lowry, has been published by Bahçeşehir University.
According to the university’s announcement, Lowry, a professor of both Princeton and Bahçeşehir University, takes the “Seyahatname” of one of the most prominent Ottoman travelers Evliya Çelebi as a guide in his book. The book gathers Lowry’s collections of notes and photos from his objective during his interval trips to northern Greece since 2005.
The book consists of Lowry’s travels and various parts from Evliya Çelebi’s life and his travels. In his statement, Lowry explained “During my travels, my most loyal comrade was 17th century traveler Evliya Çelebi, and I aimed to introduce readers to the various travels I made in his footsteps.”
Since 1993 Lowry has been the Atatürk Professor of Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies at Princeton University. He was also a founding member of the History Department at Istanbul’s Bosphorus University and a Senior Research Associate at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Colleetion in Washington. D.C.
Between 1983 and 1993 he established and directed the Institute of Turkish Studies in Washington D.C. Currently, together with his position at Princeton University, he serves as an advisor to Enver Yücel, the Chairman of Bahçeşehir University’s Board of Trustees.
Since 2005, Heath Lowry has traveled extensively in northern Greece. As a result of those travels, he has published several books and numerous articles. His latest book is intended to be his homage to Evliya Çelebi and to the rapidly disappearing Ottoman legacy in northern Greece.