The Ottoman court of the late 16th century produced an unprecedentednumber of sumptuously illustrated chronicles. While usually dismissed as imperialeulogies, Emine Fetvac demonstrates that these books commented on contemporaryevents, promoted the political agendas of courtiers as well as the sultan, andpresented their patrons and creators in way that helped shape the perspectives oftheir elite audience. Picturing History at the Ottoman Court traces the simultaneouscrafting of political power, the codification of a historical record, and theunfolding of cultural change.
|Hardcover Book, 400 pages||English|
|Indiana University Press (Jan. 25th, 2013)||Unknown|
|Middle Eastern Art|