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Author Brookes, Douglas Scott, 1950- author.

Title Death and life in the Ottoman Palace : revelations of the Sultan Abdülhamid I tomb / Douglas Scott Brookes
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2023]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 315 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Edinburgh studies on the Ottoman Empire
Edinburgh studies on the Ottoman Empire.
Contents Introduction: Mansion of the heavens -- The makings of a royal graveyard: Abdülhamid I and the iconography of sultanic tombs -- A tomb in town: The design and operation of a royal mausoleum -- Presenting the imperial family: The birth, death, and survival of royal children -- The men and boys in the garden: Courtiers, eunuchs, and the palace milieu -- The women in the garden: The female world of the imperial harem -- Conclusion: Benevolence in stone -- Appendix A: Burials in the mausoleum -- Appendix B: Burials of men and boys in the garden graveyard -- Appendix C: Burials of women in the garden graveyard -- Appendix D: The epitaphs in the garden graveyard
Summary "This book reveals multiple aspects of life in the Ottoman palace, in both its public space (the chancery) and private space (the royal household and the harem). It does so by exploring the Sultan Abdülhamid I Tomb in Istanbul, investigating the paths that open to us through the graves of the royalty in the mausoleum and those of the courtiers, eunuchs, concubines and female harem managers in the garden graveyard around it. The treasure of information at this graveyard allows us to piece together a wide spectrum of details that illuminate the court funerary culture of the era, from architecture and calligraphy to funerals and epitaphs to turbans and fezzes and poetry, as we come to an understanding of the role of royal cemeteries in strengthening the bonds between the reigning House and the populace and enhancing the legitimacy of the dynasty's rule"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Douglas Scott Brookes teaches Ottoman Turkish language in the Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures Department at the University of California, Berkeley
In English
Print version record
Subject Abdülhamid I, Sultan of the Turks, 1725-1789 -- Tomb
Abdülhamid I, Sultan of the Turks, 1725-1789
Palaces -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- History -- 18th century
Palaces -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- History -- 19th century
Courts and courtiers -- History -- 18th century
Courts and courtiers -- History -- 19th century
Tombs -- Turkey -- Istanbul
HISTORY -- Modern -- 18th Century.
Courts and courtiers
18th century, c 1700 to c 1799.
19th century, c 1800 to c 1899.
General & world history.
European history.
Istanbul (Turkey) -- History -- 18th century
Istanbul (Turkey) -- History -- 19th century
Istanbul (Turkey) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Turkey -- Istanbul
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781399510455