By Ebru Boyar,Kate Fleet

ISBN-10: 0521136237

ISBN-13: 9780521136235

ISBN-10: 0521199557

ISBN-13: 9780521199551

utilizing a wealth of latest Ottoman resources, this booklet recreates the social historical past of Istanbul, an immense, cosmopolitan city and imperial capital of the Ottoman Empire. Seat of the Sultan and a plush foreign emporium, Istanbul used to be additionally a urban of violence shaken on a regular basis through traditional failures and by means of the turmoil of sultanic politics and violent insurrection. Its population, entertained by means of 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 ebook is targeted on Istanbul, it offers a extensive photo of Ottoman society, the way it used to be established and the way it constructed and reworked throughout 4 centuries. As such, the ebook deals an exhilarating replacement to the extra conventional histories of the Ottoman Empire.

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