By Suraiya Faroqhi
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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