Cultural History of the Ottomans: The Imperial Elite and its by Suraiya Faroqhi

By Suraiya Faroqhi

faraway from easily being a centre of army and financial job, the Ottoman Empire represented a vibrant and flourishing cultural realm. The artefacts and items that stay from all corners of this tremendous empire illustrate the genuine and daily matters of its matters and elites and, with this in brain, Suraiya Faroqhi, essentially the most wonderful Ottomanists of her iteration, has chosen forty of the main revealing, extraordinary and striking.

Each picture – reproduced in complete color – is deftly associated with the most recent historiography, and the social, political and fiscal implications of her choices are by no means forgotten. In Faroqhi’s fingers, the items develop into how one can research extra approximately exchange, gender and socio-political prestige and open an attractive window onto the range and color of way of life, from the Sultan’s courtroom, to the peasantry and slavery. among its faiences and etchings and its sofras and carpets, A Cultural historical past of the Ottomans is key studying for all these drawn to the Ottoman Empire and its fabric tradition. Faroqhi right here offers the definitive perception into the luxuriant and sundry artefacts of Ottoman world.

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