Evliâ's voive the sultan's shadow: fiction in Evliâ Çelebi's Seyahatnâme

buir.advisorTezcan, Semih
dc.contributor.authorÖztürk Bitik, Başak
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-18T13:10:40Z
dc.date.available2016-04-18T13:10:40Z
dc.date.copyright2015-06
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.date.submitted18-08-2015
dc.departmentDepartment of Turkish Literatureen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 192-198).en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.): Bilkent University, The Department of Turkish Literature, 2015.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.description.abstractDespite some views regarding the existence of “untruthful” and “fabricated” historical data in Evliyâ Çelebi’s Seyahatnâme, this study puts forward that fictitious tales in the Seyahatnâme are constructed deliberately with the use of certain techniques and methods. By using close reading, Evliyâ Çelebi’s stories on Ottoman sultans are reviewed with their historical background. Research carried on several references, including Peçevî’s History which is frequently cited in the Seyahatnâme, revealed that Evliyâ constructed certain historical events as the way he “wanted” them to happen. Throughout Evliyâ’s work, an “ideal” Ottoman sultan image is depicted regarding several issues; from relations between the Palace and the Bektaşî, Mevlevî, Gülşenî, Melamî leaders and other religious orders whom Evliyâ regard as miraculous, to the propriety of building a sultan mosque. Examples have been found in the Seyahatnâme, where contradicting acts and behaviours of the sultan’s with this image are “corrected” or criticized by fictitious stories. Although there is coherence and consistency in the sultans’s tales throughout the ten volumes of the Seyahatnâme, it has been identified that certain changes and additions were made to some stories depending on the context. Evliyâ Çelebi, like a shadow play puppeteer, with his choices such as adding details and highlighting when or who gets attention in his text, turns a one dimensional Karagöz stage into a multi-dimensional literary masterpiece that is the Seyahatnâme.en_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Başak Öztürk Bitik.en_US
dc.format.extentvii, 199 leaves.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB151113
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/28940
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectEvliyâ Çelebi's Seyahatnâmeen_US
dc.subjectFictionen_US
dc.subjectOttoman Sultansen_US
dc.subjectShadow playen_US
dc.subjectReligious orderen_US
dc.subjectPeçevî's historyen_US
dc.titleEvliâ's voive the sultan's shadow: fiction in Evliâ Çelebi's Seyahatnâmeen_US
dc.title.alternativeEvliyâ'nın ses padişahın gölgesi: Evliyâ Çelebi Seyahatnâmesi'nde kurmacaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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