Many smaller autobiographical sources have not been considered by scholars to date due to the fact that they were written in less common languages or because they are privately kept or otherwise difficult to access. To fill this void, the online publication series “Memoria. Fontes minores ad Historiam Imperii Ottomanici pertinentes” was established in 2015. The series is hosted by the Max Weber Foundation at The volumes are also available online at MENAlib Digital Publications.

Ruben Gallé (Ed.)

Strolling Through Istanbul in 1918:

The War Memories of the German Private Georg Steinbach  (Memoria 3),

Max Weber Stiftung: Bonn 2017.

Paulina D. Dominik (Ed.)

The Istanbul Memories in Salomea Pilsztynowa’s Diary

»Echo of the Journey and Adventures of My Life« (1760) (Memoria 2),

With an introduction by Stanisław Roszak

Max Weber Stiftung: Bonn 2017.

Klara Volarić (Ed.)

The Istanbul Letters of Alka Nestoroff (Memoria 1),

Max Weber Stiftung: Bonn 2015.