Harem Ghosts: What One Cemetery Can Tell Us About The Ottoman Empire
In vivid and engaging style, Douglas Brookes uses the royal tomb of Sultan Mahmud II as a window onto the past, exploring the insights the tomb reveals about Ottoman culture in its splendid last decades. Woven into the tale are the life stories of the Turkish royals and harem concubines interred in the mausoleum and of the illustrious Ottomans buried in the tomb's garden: not just the statesmen, a...
Paperback: 330 pages
Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers (September 12, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 3236429
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mirals, generals, and palace eunuchs who ran the Ottoman Empire, but also the musicians, artists, and poets who shaped its cultural life. The first in-depth study of Istanbul's most prestigious burial ground, Harem Ghosts leads the reader through the enchanting site that began as the tomb for one monarch but evolved into the national pantheon of the Ottoman Empire--"the Ottoman Westminster Abbey"--at the heart of the city.