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Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London

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May 2017

Arts & Culture Lecture Series: A. Tunc Sen

May 4 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Yunus Emre Enstitüsü London,
10 Maple Street
London, W1T 5HA
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Arts & Culture Lecture Series: A. Tunc Sen

Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London presents a lecture in the Arts & Culture Series by Dr. A. Tunç Şen (Leiden University): “Why did Piri Reis call Christopher Columbus a ‘munajjim’? Exploring the Cultural History of Astrology in the Early Modern Ottoman World” In his Book of Navigation (Kitāb-ı Baḥriye) the famous sixteenth-century Ottoman cartographer and naval captain Piri Reis introduces Christopher Columbus as a Genoese “munajjim”, who possessed a legendary book that descended from the time of Alexander and comprised of…

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