Vége a nyárnak, "indulhat" a kutatás, ami - természetesen - eddig sem szünetelt.
Egy valamikori ellenfél: deli szpáhi (Melchior Lorck fametszete, 1576).
"Lorck produced the most thorough
visual record of the life and customs of Turkey in the 16th century, to
this day a unique source... Of the three and a half years (1555-1559)
that Lorck spent in the Turkish capital, approximately one and a half
were spent with the rest of the entourage in confinement at the
caravanserai where the Germans had been installed...
In 1555 at
the caravanserai, the Elci Hani, Lorck produced engraved portraits of
Busbecq and his co-envoys, Ferenc Zay and Antun Vrančić (Antonius
Verantius), a few drawings of animals and a view over the rooftops of
the city from one of the top windows of the lodging. In the periods of
greater freedom however, he drew ancient and modern monuments of the
city as well as the customs and dresses of the various peoples gathered
from all parts of the Ottoman Empire. At the end of his sojourn, he must
have been spending extensive time with the Turkish military, as he was
later able to portray a large number of different ranks and
nationalities in the Ottoman army."