Earl and His Butler in Constantinople by Nigel R. Webb
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Earl and His Butler in Constantinople
By Nigel R. Webb

Earl and His Butler in Constantinople

The Secret Diary of an English Servant Among the Ottomans

By (author) See other recent books by Nigel R. Webb See other recent books by Caroline Webb
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $36.95
Your Price: $33.26 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.70! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.66 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Earl and His Butler in Constantinople by Nigel R. Webb

Book Description

George Hay, 8th Earl of Kinnoull, was an unconventional ambassador. A Scottish aristocrat who had been imprisoned for his Jacobite sympathies and almost bankrupted by his involvement in the South Sea Bubble, Lord Kinnoull had no previous diplomatic experience when he was unexpectedly appointed ambassador to the Ottoman Empire in 1729. Leaving his wife and family of ten at their Yorkshire home, Lord Kinnoull departed England for Constantinople with his political, financial and personal suitability for the role all in doubt. How would he cope with the complex world of international politics? Or negotiate the sensitive relationship between Muslims and Christians? And why was he subsequently recalled to England in disgrace?"The Earl and His Butler in Constantinople" traces Lord Kinnoull's eventful journey to the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where he served as ambassador for seven years - and back again. His butler, Samuel Medley, was his constant companion throughout this time and his is almost the only surviving servant's diary from the period. From this unique and colourful source, as well as from Lord Kinnoull's despatches and family letters, Nigel and Caroline Webb have produced a remarkable biography which casts fresh light on the Ottoman Empire and British politics in the 18th century. It also offers vivid portraits of the cosmopolitan city of Constantinople at this critical stage in its history and of an idiosyncratic Earl and his exceptional butler which will captivate readers.

Buy Earl and His Butler in Constantinople book by Nigel R. Webb from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781845117825
ISBN-10: 1845117824
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Nigel R. Webb

Island Colonization by Nigel R. Webb Island Colonization, Hardback (March 2007)

A personal and readable review of how plants and animals colonize islands.

» View all books by Nigel R. Webb

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Earl and His Butler in Constantinople book by Nigel R. Webb and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Nigel R. Webb

Caroline Webb graduated in History from the University of London and read Italian and Art History in Cambridge and Verona. She has worked as a historical researcher and teacher. Nigel Webb is the author and series editor of numerous educational books. He studied at the University of Cambridge and has worked as a teacher, both in the UK and in Tanzania. He is a direct descendant of Samuel Medley, whose diary was one of the inspirations for this book.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Nigel R. Webb close
Island Colonization by Nigel R. Webb
Island Colonization by Nigel R. Webb
»
Recent books by Caroline Webb close
How to Have a Good Day by Caroline Webb
Visitors to Verona by Caroline Webb
How to Have a Good Day by Caroline Webb
How to Have a Good Day by Caroline Webb
Fetters of a Mind-Set by Caroline Webb
Calm Beyond the Reef of Self-Doubts by Caroline Webb
Fantasy and the Real World in British Children's Literature by Caroline Webb
Earl and His Butler in Constantinople by Caroline Webb
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close