By Suraiya Faroqhi
This ebook is a set of essays on Ottoman historical past, concentrating on how sultans of the Ottoman Empire have been considered via the general public.
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I am very grate�ul to Professor Pedani Fabris for Jetting a . e have a copy. s ad s e de France a Constantinople, ed. and mtroduced. by Charles Schefer (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1894). See LCa'fer Efendi], annotation and tr. J. Brill, 1987) and Jean Th�venot, Voyag� du Levant! ed. and introduced by Sttphane Y�rasimos (Paris: Masptro, 0), pp. 6-9. seventeenth-century Armenian writer Eremya <;::elebi 19� KomUrcUyan, who also �rote a descnpt1o� of Istanbul, barely mentions the Sultan Ahmed mosque: Eremya <;::eleb1 KomUrcUyan, Istanbul Tarihi, XVII.
2 Another extensive description of the Sultan Ahmed mosque was authored by Evliya �elebi . Once again this account picked up the paradise motif - however what was referred to here was not a symbol but 'the real thing', namely a garden located in the outer courtyard of the mosque, whose pleasant smells wafted into the building on a fine summer's day. 3 More pertinent to our purpose of assessing the trans-cultural impact of this building is Evliya's repeated claim, which does not feature in Ca'fer Efendi's work, that numerous foreign kings sent gifts to the mosque, presumably as a form of 1 On Mustafa 'Ali's criticism of Murad Ill, compare Cornell H.
D. G�kyay, pp. 86-88. thout column s , a descnphon d1�cult to accept given the notable , presence of the elephants feet . He seems to have used th 1s phrase as a cliche. Therefore 1 am not sure �hether on. of his description, we should accept that the original t e late eighteenth century, really had a dome restin �osque of Eyup, before 1ts rebu1ldmg ·� h d1rectly on h t� wall�. contrary op1mon, see Aptullah Kuran, "EyUp KUIIiyesi," in TUia Artan ed E y ii p: Dun/ Bugun. J/-12 Aral1k 1993 (Istanbul: Tarih Vakf1 Yun Yaymlan• 1 994)• pp.
Another Mirror for Princes by Suraiya Faroqhi