A collection of papers on the discovery of Istanbul and the Sephardic Jews by Spanish travellers in the 19th century.
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This work explores the impressions of Spanish travellers of Ottoman Istanbul and its Sephardic Jewish population in the nineteenth century. The works of other European travellers in the Ottoman Empire have provided some of the most important contributions to our understanding of the Ottoman world, but so far the contribution of the Spanish in the Middle East has been less well-studied. This work attempts to rectify this by critically examining the texts.