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By Ebru Boyar, Kate Fleet

Utilizing a wealth of latest Ottoman resources, this publication recreates the social heritage of Istanbul, a massive, cosmopolitan city and imperial capital of the Ottoman Empire. Seat of the Sultan and a plush overseas emporium, Istanbul used to be additionally a urban of violence shaken on a regular basis via typical failures and via the turmoil of sultanic politics and violent rebel. Its population, entertained through imperial festivities and cared for via the nice pious foundations which touched each element in their lives, additionally amused themselves within the various excitement gardens and the various public baths of town. whereas the publication is concentrated on Istanbul, it provides a extensive photograph of Ottoman society, the way it was once established and the way it constructed and remodeled throughout 4 centuries. As such, the publication deals a thrilling substitute to the extra conventional histories of the Ottoman Empire.

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52. Nicolò Barbaro, ‘Giornale dell’assedio di Costantinopoli’, in Pertusi, Caduta, II, p. 35; Nicolò Barbaro, The Diary of the Siege of Constantinople 1453, trans. J. R. Jones (New York, 1969), p. 67. 9 A distressed Bishop of Caffa, the Dominican Giacomo Campora, described the Turkish pillaging and the slaughter of the faithful. Bursting into the sacred places, the Turks dragged from the tombs and reliquaries the bodies of the saints who had slept in peace in their sepulchres and their caskets where they had been conserved with devotion and with their hands still dripping in blood ripped out and shamelessly possessed the jewels and gold ornamentation with which the holy reliquaries were adorned.

297; Doukas, Decline, p. 230. Doukas, Historia, p. 297; Doukas, Decline, p. 230. Belgrano, ‘Documenti’, no. 148, pp. 30). Belgrano, ‘Documenti’, no. 154, pp. 11). Tursun Bey, History, f. 39a. 1515), it was ‘still now an example for the people. ’90 İbn Kemal, too, remarks that the plunder was an example for the common people. 91 The great city now fell and the Byzantine empire was no more. The Ottoman-Byzantine relationship A further common misconception of the early Ottoman state is that it was merely a fighting machine, that the Ottoman was first and foremost a soldier and that the state was in essence an army.

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