THE FIRST PERMANENT OTTOMAN EMBASSY IN EUROPE THE EMBASSY OF YUSUF AGAH EFENDI TO LONDON (1793-1797)
Acknowledgements Notes on Transliteration and Spelling Introduction 1. Ottoman Sefaretnames (Ambassadors' Report) Ottoman Ambassadors before the establishment of the permanent embassies - Sefaretnames and their style and format –Sefaretnames as source of diplomatic history - Research on the Sefaretnames 2. The Way to London The antecedents – The preparations - The journey - The embassy in London - The conduct of the embassy 3. The Diplomatic Activities of the Ambassador Reasons for Ottoman neutrality - Yusuf Agah's defence of Ottoman interests against Russian propaganda - The Mikonos affair - The Nemesis affair - Yusuf Agah' account on the Anglo-Russian treaty - Yusuf Agah's reports on Denmark and Sweden - Yusuf Agah's report on Jackson's appointment - Yusuf Agah's account of the Tunisian envoy - The last phase of his diplomatic activities 4. The Commercial and other Activities of the Ambassador Trade - Recruitment of western experts for service in the Ottoman Empire - Social activities - The reactions of the British public - Journey back to Istanbul 5. Britain and British Institutions viewed by the Ottomans The view of Yusuf Agah Efendi - The view of Mahmud Raif Efendi Conclusion Appendices 1. British officials whose correspondence has been consulted - 2. The itinerary of Yusuf Agah Efendi to and back from London - 3. Journal du voyage de Mahmoud Raif Efendi en Angleterre, écrit par luy même Abbreviations BibliographyIndex
Mehmet Alaaddin YALÇINKAYA
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