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Author Erdoğan İşkorkutan, Sinem, author.

Title The 1720 imperial circumcision celebrations in Istanbul : festivity and representation in the early eighteenth century / by Sinem Erdoğan İşkorkutan
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource
Series The Ottoman Empire and its heritage, 1380-6076 ; vol. 71
Contents Introduction -- 1. Preparing the Festival -- 2. Staging the Festival -- 3. Representing the Festival -- Conclusions -- Selected Bibliography -- Index
Summary "The 1720 Imperial Circumcision Celebrations in Istanbul offers the first holistic examination of an Ottoman public festival through an in-depth inquiry into different components of the 1720 event. Through a critical and combined analysis of the hitherto unknown archival sources along with the textual and pictorial narratives on the topic, the book vividly illustrates the festival's organizational details and preparations, its complex rites (related to consumption, exchange, competition), and its representation in court-commissioned illustrated festival books (sūrnāmes). To analyze all these phases in a holistic manner, the book employs an interdisciplinary approach by using the methodological tools of history, art history, and performance studies and thus, provides a new methodological and conceptual framework for the study of Ottoman celebrations"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ahmed III, Sultan of the Turks, 1673-1736.
Circumcision -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Circumcision -- Turkey -- Istanbul
Festivals in art.
Festivals -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- Management
Festivals -- Turkey -- Istanbul
Turkey -- Religious life and customs
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020030043
ISBN 9004437568