Good to very good in dust jacket -clean copy -no markings; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 9.50 X 6.10 X 1.70 inches; 384 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 360 pages; xxi, 360p, p. of plates : ill..(some col.), maps,ports..(some col.) ; 25cm. This is the story of the House of Osman, the Imperial dynasty that ruled the Ottoman Empire for more than seven centuries. During the first four centuries of Ottoman rule, the Sultans lived in the great palace of Topkapi Sarayi, whose gardens and pavilions still grace the Acropolis Hill above the confluence of the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. This was the setting of the pleasure dome in which the Sultans took their ease when they were not off on campaign, closed off from the outside world in the inner palace of Topkapi Sarayi, the Imperial residence known as Dar-Us Saadet, "the house of felicity". Full of detail and anecdotes, this book brings to life the fading memory of those who lived out their lives in fabled palaces, evoing evoking colourful times in which they lived. Subjects: Sultans - Turkey - Istanbul - Biography. Sultans - Turkey - Biography. Turkey - History - Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
Reseña del editor: PRIVATE LIVES OF THE SULTANS tells the intimate story of the extraordinary Osmanli dynasty who ruled over the Ottoman Empire for over six hundred years. The book follows each sultan in turn, describes their family life inside the great palace of the Topkapi Sarayi, their women and children, their black and white eunuchs, the mutes and buffoons and all of the other many people who served, amused, often intrigued and frequently imprisoned or murdered them. Full of vivid detail and fascinating anecdotes, this lively book brings to life the fading memory of those who lived out their lives in the fabled palaces, evoking the colourful times in which they lived.
Titel: Inside the Seraglio Private Lives of the ...
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Buchbeschreibung I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd. Okt 2016, 2016. Taschenbuch. Zustand: Neu. Neuware - This is the story of the House of Osman, the imperial dynasty that ruled the Ottoman Empire for more than seven centuries, an empire that once stretched from central Europe to North Africa and from Persia to the Adriatic. The capital of this empire was Istanbul, ancient Byzantium, a city that stands astride Europe and Asia on the Bosphorus. And it was in the great palace of Topkapi Sarayi that the sultans of this empire ruled. Inside the Seraglio a classic of Ottoman history takes us behind the gilded doors of the Topkapi and into the heart of the palace: the harem, where the sultan would surround himself with his wives, concubines, eunuchs, pages, dwarfs and mutes and where all the tempestuous events of empire were so often played out. This is the history of a remarkable palace in all its colour and opulence and the story of its influence on a great empire. 277 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781784535353