JOHANN SCHILTBERGER PDF

Travels[ edit ] Schiltberger joined the suite of Lienhart Richartinger in , and he then went to fight under Sigismund, King of Hungary afterwards emperor , against the Ottoman Empire on the Hungarian frontier. During this time he seems to have accompanied Ottoman troops to certain parts of Asia Minor and to Egypt. He also probably followed his new master in his attack on the Old Bulgaria of the middle Volga , answering to the modern Kazan and its neighborhood. In this regional geography the descriptions of Brusa; of various west Caucasian and Armenian regions; of the regions around the Caspian , and the habits of their peoples especially the Red Tatars ; of Siberia; of the Crimea with its great Genoese colony at Kaffa where he once spent five months ; and of Egypt and Arabia, are particularly worth notice. His allusions to the Catholic missions still persisting in Armenia and in other regions beyond the Euxine, and to non-Roman?

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Travels[ edit ] Schiltberger joined the suite of Lienhart Richartinger in , and he then went to fight under Sigismund, King of Hungary afterwards emperor , against the Ottoman Empire on the Hungarian frontier. During this time he seems to have accompanied Ottoman troops to certain parts of Asia Minor and to Egypt.

He also probably followed his new master in his attack on the Old Bulgaria of the middle Volga , answering to the modern Kazan and its neighborhood. In this regional geography the descriptions of Brusa; of various west Caucasian and Armenian regions; of the regions around the Caspian , and the habits of their peoples especially the Red Tatars ; of Siberia; of the Crimea with its great Genoese colony at Kaffa where he once spent five months ; and of Egypt and Arabia, are particularly worth notice.

His allusions to the Catholic missions still persisting in Armenia and in other regions beyond the Euxine, and to non-Roman? Christian communities even in the Great Tatary of the steppes are also remarkable. Schiltberger also recorded one of the first European sightings of Przewalski horses. Manuscript in the Munich Municipal Library , Sign. His work, however, contains many inaccuracies; thus in reckoning the years of his service both with Bayezid and with Timur he is off unaccountably in multiples of two.

Library, all of fifteenth century, the last fragmentary. Wissenschaften vol. Beazley , Dawn of Modern Geography, iii. In Chisholm, Hugh ed. Cambridge University Press. Bondage and Travels of Johann Schiltberger. Translated by J. Buchan Telfer. Ayer Publishing, , p.

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Als vermutlich Zweit- oder Drittgeborener konnte er nicht mit einem reichlichen Erbe rechnen, so dass er sich als Knappe des Herrn Leonhard Reichartinger verdingte. September verlor, geriet Schiltberger in osmanische Gefangenschaft. Reichartinger kam ums Leben. Seine Erlebnisse schrieb er in einem autobiographischen Bericht nieder. Er erschien ca. Schiltbergers Bericht[ Bearbeiten Quelltext bearbeiten ] Schiltbergers Bericht ist nicht als durchgehende Geschichte seines Lebens oder die seiner Gefangenschaft geschrieben. Dennoch scheute er sich nicht, von anderen Autoren abzuschreiben, wie etwa von Jehan de Mandeville.

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Johann Schiltberger

Johann Hans Schiltberger — c. He was born of a noble family, probably at Hollern near Lohhof halfway between Munich and Freising. Travels Edit Schiltberger joined the suite of Lienhart Richartinger in , and he then went off to fight under Sigismund, King of Hungary afterwards emperor , against the Ottoman Empire on the Hungarian frontier. At the Battle of Nicopolis on September 28, , he was wounded and taken prisoner; when Schiltberger had recovered the use of his feet, Sultan Bayezid I Ilderim took him into his service as a runner During this time he seems to have accompanied Ottoman troops to certain parts of Asia Minor and to Egypt. He also probably followed his new master in his attack on the Old Bulgaria of the middle Volga, answering to the modern Kazan and its neighborhood.

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