Topkapi Palace: an illustrated guide to its life & personalities
This guide to the palace of the Ottoman sultans in Istanbul takes the reader through all the rooms and gardens that are open to the public--and some that are not. It records the changes that the buildings have suffered through fire, earthquakes and the endless fight for space. Treasures, kaftans and furnishings are discussed as is food and drink. Above all, the book is about the thousands who lived in the saray and what they did and feared and saw, whether they were viziers, students or women.
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Genealogy of the House of Osman
The First Court
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Agha Ahmet Ahmet III Baghdad Kiosk barracks Bayezit Bosphorus Bursa Byzantine Cami'i Campaign Hall Chamber of Petitions colonnade colour Dairesi died Divan Hall dome door Dormitory eaves Edirne eighteenth century fountain Fourth Court garden Gate of Felicity Gate of Majesty girls Godfrey Goodwin gold Golden Horn Grand Vezir Haghia Sophia Halberdiers hamam Harem Hasseki Holy Mantle Ibrahim Pasha Islamic Istanbul Iznik janissaries kaftan Kapisi Kiosk Kojkii Kosem later Mahmut marble married Mehmet IV Mehmet Pasha metres Middle Gate mosque mufti Murat Murat III Murat IV Museum Mustafa nineteenth century Nurbanu Odasi officers Old Palace Osman Osman III Ottoman Palace School panels portico princes rebuilt saray Second Court Selim sent seventeenth century side Siileyman the Magnificent Sinan sixteenth century Sofa Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Suleyman terrace Third Court throne Tile Kiosk Topkapisaray tower Treasury turban Turkish ulema Valide Sultan visitor walls White Eunuchs women