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DRAGOMAN. An interpreter employed in the east, and particularly at the Turkish court.
     2. The Act of Congress of August 26, 1842, c. 201, s. 8, declares that it shall not be lawful for the president of the United States to allow a dragoman at Constantinople, a salary of more than two thousand five hundred dollars.

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Part A analyses the evolution of the embassy as a working unit from its founding in 1583 up to the First World War: the buildings, diplomats, dragomans, consular network, and communications.
Around him were arrayed a famiglia of some tens of secretaries, cipherists, guards, spies, housekeepers, and dragomans.
A parade of more or less comic pashas, dragomans, and camel drivers follows.