The Last Dragoman: Swedish Orientalist Johannes Kolmodin as Scholar, Activist, and Diplomat

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Johannes Kolmodin, translator (or ""dragoman"") for the Swedish embassy in Istanbul from 1917-1931, became a keen observer of social and political events there. The fact that he lived in Istanbul during a period of great social and political transformations has turned him into a rare eyewitness of the events leading to the breakdown of the Ottoman sultanate and the setting up of the modern Turkish republic. Since Kolmodin died shortly after he had left Turkey, many of his contributions as an Orientalist have passed ...

The Last Dragoman: Swedish Orientalist Johannes Kolmodin as Scholar, Activist, and Diplomat 2006, I. B. Tauris & Company

ISBN-13: 9789186884147

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