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Svatopluk Soucek
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar

Translation of the KITAB-I BAHRIYE, a Sixteenth-Century Description of the Mediterranean

To support translation of and commentary on KITAB-I BAHRIYE, a 16th-century portolan or book of sailing directions written in Turkish by Piri Reis during the years 1524-26. This manual, the only one of its type written by a Muslim, is valuable for the study of the Mediterranean during the Renaissance.

Project fields:
Near and Middle Eastern History; Renaissance Studies


Research Programs

Total amounts:
$24,000 (approved)
$24,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1983 – 7/31/1984