“Memoria” – Series of the Orient-Institut Istanbul on MENAdoc

Self Testimonies from the Ottoman Empire

Logo Memoria.The series „Memoria : Fontes minores ad Historiam Imperii Ottomanici pertinentes“ is available in Open Access on our MENAdoc repository.

Series on MENAdoc

This series is based on many smaller sources that have not been considered by the scientific community because of their relatively uncommon language or because they are privately owned.

These include diaries, memoirs, letters and other personal documents of the inhabitants of the Ottoman capital Istanbul from the second half of the 19th century to the early years of the Republic of Turkey. Continue reading

Strolling Through Istanbul in 1918

Book cover: Strolling Through Istanbul in 1918“Strolling through Istanbul in 1918. The war memories of the German private Georg Steinbach” is now available on MENAdoc in Open Access.

Volume 3 of the series Memoria published by the Orient-Institut Istanbul is written from the unusual perspective of a young man of a foreign army, who documents his perceptions of the everyday life in the alien metropolis.

Book on MENAdoc

Ruben Gallé edited the diaries and letters of his great-grandfather. It is a unique personal testimony about Istanbul in the last year of the war.