Bondage and Travels of Johann Schiltberger: A Native of by Johannes Schiltberger

By Johannes Schiltberger

The guides of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made to be had edited (and occasionally translated) early money owed of exploration. the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, includes a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works by way of authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and overlaying voyages to the hot global, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. This quantity comprises an English translation of the intense tale of Johann Schiltberger (1381-?1440), who was once captured in conflict as and enslaved by way of Bayezid I. at the latter's defeat by way of Timur (Tamburlane) in 1402, Schiltberger fell into the palms of the mythical Scourge of God, and in his provider and that of his sons, he travelled to Armenia, Georgia and different Caucasian territories, down the river Volga, to Siberia and to the Crimea, ultimately escaping and returning to his domestic in 1427.

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They met each other on the plain in front of the city called Konia, which belonged to the said lord, Caraman. , Free Tartars. White signifies free in the Tartar and Russian tongues ; black, on the contrary, signifies subjectraces or those that are tributary. N. 8 JOHANN SCHILTBEEGEE. [CHAP. 4 . encounters by which one tried to overcome the other, and both sides had rest at night, that one might not do harm to the other. That same night Karaman made merry with trumpets, with drums, and with his guards, with the object of causing alarm to Weyasit; but Weyasit arranged with his people that they should not make a fire except for cooking, and should immediately again put it out.

1 4 10. How Weyasit took a country that belonged to the Sultan . 18 31. Of the King-Sultan . . . 1 9 12. How Temerlin conquered the kingdom of Sebast . 20 13. Weyasit conquers Lesser Armenia . . 2 0 14. How Tamerlin goes to war with the King-Sultan . 22 15. How Tamerlin conquered Babiloni . 2-4 16. How Tamerlin conquered Lesser India . 2-1 17. How a vassal carried off riches that belonged to Tamerlin . 26 18. How Tamerlin caused MMM children to be killed . 27 19. Tamerlin wants to go to war with the Great Chan .

7 5 54. What the Infidels say of Christians . . 7 6 55. How Christians are said not to hold to their religion . 77 56. How long ago it is, since Machmet lived . . 7 8 57. Of Constantinoppel . . . 7 9 58. Of the Greeks . . . 8 0 59. Of the Greek religion . . 8 1 60. How the city of Constantinoppel was built . 83 61. How the Jassen have their marriages . . 8 5 62. Of Armenia . . . 8 6 63. Of the religion of the Armenians . . 8 7 64. Of a Saint Gregory . . . 8 9 65. Of a dragon and a unicorn .

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