Imagologie der Fremde
What kind of images and perceptions about the English would an Ottoman convey to readers in his descriptive accounts of his travels? And what conclusions would he infer about his own culture? This anonymous traveller visited England in 1851 and logged his observations and impressions in the "Seyāḥatnāme-i Londra” (London Travelogue). His accounts supply a wealth of rich information that the author analyses and derives new knowledge about and insights into the foreign and self-perception of the Ottoman Empire. On both the linguistic and contextual level, the author explores how the travel narrator perceived and judged the English, their country and the position of the Ottoman Empire.