Feeding an elephant in eighteenth-century Istanbul

Michael Hadley Talbot

Research output: Other contribution


This document blogpost examines a petition by an elephant handler who had carried gifts from Iran to the Ottoman Sultan in the 1730s., requesting sustenance for himself and his elephant
Original languageEnglish
TypePrimary document analysis
Media of outputBlog
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameTozsuz Evrak


  • Ottoman
  • Iran
  • Elephant
  • Diplomacy
  • Gifts
  • Animals
  • Bureaucracy
  • Istanbul


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