Pera, promontory of, i. 2; residence of Frank ambassadors, ib.; joined by bridge to Constantinople, ii. 61
Pergamus, third church of the Apocalypse, parchment
invented there, i. 79: description of, 80 ; church of
St. John, ii. 35, 43
Petit Champ des Morts, Turkish cemetery, i. 23, 24
Philadelphia, sixth church of the Apocalypse, still
retains reason for its name, i. 71; called City of God
by the Turks, ib.; vigorous opposition to Turks,
72; rampart of human bones, ib.
, governor's house at, 92
Philippi, St. Paul meets Lydia there, ii. 41
Philopopoli, people of, collect dye-stuffs on Balkans,
Pillar to which Christ was bound, ii. 40
Pipes, Turkish description of, i. 43
Piri Pasha takes Rhodes, ii. 60; district called after
him, 61 ; built humble mosque, why, ib.
Planks, how carried through streets, i. 8
Platanus, when planted, i. 12
Pliny, remark on breadth of Bosphorus, i. 10
Poison, life of Selim I. attempted by, i. xvii.
Printing first introduced among Turks, i. xxiii.
Probus, emperor, locates Bastarnee in Thrace, ii. 63
Propontis, or Sea of Marmora, i. 1 ; ii. 63
Princess' Islands, called Demonesca, account of, ii.
Ramazan, fast of, ii. 50
Reliques of Greek church, ii. 48
Rhodes, knights of, ii. 7, 60
Risman Ben Ac Hissar, his treatise on government,
Romania, or Roumelia, ancient Thrace, ii. 62
Roumeli-Hissar, events connected with, i. 10
Roxalana, sultana of Soliman the Magnificent, i.
xviii.; causes death of his sons, i. xix.
Russians attack Constantinople by sea and land, i. vii;
ascend the Balkans, ib.; introduction of Christianity
among them, viii.; advances made against Turks by,
xxiv. ; encamp on Giant's Mountain, ii. 52 ; advance
Sakiz-aghatz, when great fire commenced, ii. 61
Saib-pasha married to sultan's daughter, i. 69; palace
on the Bosphorus, ib.
St. George of Cappadocia, different accounts of, ii. 24,
25 ; description of his monastery, 26
St. Paul prays on sea-shore of Ephesus, i. 63
St. Romanus, gate of, attacked by the Turks, ii. 29
Salonichi supplies Turks with gunpowder, ii. 46
Samsoun yields hemp for cordage, ii. 46
Sanndouchas in Turkish burials, ii. 49, 51
Santa Sophia mosque, erected by Constantine, to the
" Eternal Wisdom of God," i. 45; rebuilt by Justinian, 46; taken possession of by Mahomet IL, ib.;
beautiful aerial dome, 47; shows symptoms of
decay, 48; overlooks gardens of seraglio, ii. 46.
Saracens attack Constantinople, i. vii; assault
Smyrna, ii. 5
Sardis, fifth church of the Apocalypse, ancient and
present state of, i. 66, 68
Scio, massacre in, ii. 8
Scutari, crusaders ascend promontory, and view Constantinople from it, i. ix; called " City of Gold,*'
why, i. 74 ; objects of interest in, i. 75
Selim I., character and policy, i. xvii; singular escape,
ib.; death and epitaph, ib.; tomb or turbe most
frequented, ii. 50
Selim IL, reign and character, i. xix; Queen Elizabeth's letter to him, xx.
Selim III., his amiable character, i. xxiv; his melancholy death, xxv; kiosk built by him for his sister,
Selictarli, men of the sword, ii. 65
Selymbria, ii. 74
Seraglio, description of, i. 26, 28
Serai, caravaniers at, ii. 85
Seven Towers, i. 22, 23.
Shainitza, ii. 84
Shipping, eastern, i. 3
Shoes, Turkish, inconvenient, i. 49
Silivria, ii. 74
Slave market, i. 38, 39
Slaves, state of female, i. 38
Smyrna, disputes concerning its founder, ii. 4; second
church of the Apocalyse, ib. ; description of its
castle and statue, 7,8; allowed by Turks the privilege of coining money, 44; bay of, 79
Snow, revenue of sultan derived from, i. 30
Sobieski, his successes against the Turks, i. xxi
Soliman, son of Orchan, makes first Turkish settlement in Europe, i. xiii; singular manner of passing
the Hellespont, ib.
Soliman the Magnificent, his reign, i. xviii; murder of
his sons, xix; called Kanuni, why, xxiv; his mosque,
16; mosque in honour of his son, 84 ; changes dress
of Greek clergy, why, ii. 15; determination to extinguish Christianity, 60
Sou Nazir, i. 8; Ioldgi, ib.
Souterrazi, singular species of aqueduct, i. 14
Spahi, Turkish cavalry, ii. 65
Subterranean palace, cistern, i. 15
Stamboul, origin of the name, i. xvi
Steam-boat, first introduced at Constantinople, i. 5;
sultan embarks in one, ib.; singular display on the
Storks, fondness of Turks for, i. xv; supposed by the
Greeks to poison fountains, ib.; singular mode ot
banishing them, ib. ; abound in Philadelphia, 71 ;
benevolence to small birds, ii. 36
Sublime Porte, origin of the name, i. 26
Suli, valley of, ii. 89
Suliotes, the destruction of the, ii. 90
Sultan, inauguration of, i. 49.
Sultans of Constantinople, chronological account of.
Sultan's new palace on Bosphorus, ii. 1
Sultana Valade, ii. 47
Surre Emmini, ii. 85