Subjects of the Sultan
Culture and Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire annotated edition
By (author) Suraiya Faroqhi
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Subjects of the Sultan by Suraiya Faroqhi
Book Descriptionexplores the unknown world of ordinary people in the Ottoman Empire filled with vivid detail of everyday life in a now-vanished world a new look at Turkish cultural and social history from the world's leading authority The cultural heritage of the Ottoman Empire has traditionally been presented to us through its monuments and high arts. Our understanding of its culture has thus come from a world created by and for sultans, viziers and the elite of the Empire. But what of the world of the craftsmen and tradesmen who produced the monuments and artefacts? Or the townspeople who prayed in the mosques, drank water from the sebils or passed by the mausolea in the ordinary course of their lives? How did they live and die? To date no book has adequately explored the day-to-day life of the common people during the centuries of Ottoman rule. In this new edition Faroqhi explores the urban world of the Ottoman lands from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century, describing the social significance of the popular arts and crafts of the period and examining the interaction among the diverse populations and classes of the Empire.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781850437604
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Suraiya Faroqhi
Travel and Artisans in the Ottoman Empire, Paperback (June 2016)
Revisionist historiography of the Ottoman Empire using previously unpublished sources by a leading specialist.
Cultural History of the Ottomans, Hardback (May 2016)
Combines social history and cultural studies, with beautiful illustrations of rare artefacts brought together for the first time
Celebration, Entertainment and Theatre in the Ottoman World, Paperback (June 2014)» View all books by Suraiya Faroqhi
Gathers twenty-four original essays exploring a broad range of historical performances in the Ottoman Empire. Offering a reappraisal of research on Ottoman festivities, celebrations, and entertainment, this volume also examines the European-style theater that flourished in Istanbul during the last decades of the Ottoman Empire.
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Author Biography - Suraiya Faroqhi
Suraiya Faroqhi is Professor of Ottoman Studies at the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, and the author of Pilgrims and Sultans (I.B. Tauris).
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