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Architecture, Ceremonial, and Power The Topkapi Palace in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

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ISBN-10: 0262140500

ISBN-13: 9780262140508

Edition: 1991

Authors: G�lru Necipoglu

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Today the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul seems a haphazard aggregate of modest buildings no longer capable of conveying imperial power. Yet it is at once the most celebrated of all Islamic palaces and the least understood. Guuml;lru Necipoglu brings together largely unpublished sources, both written and visual, along with information derived from the architectural remains to uncover the processes through which the meaning of the palace was once produced, before it came to represent a stereotyped microcosm of oriental despotism imbued with the exotic otherness of the East. She relocates the Topkapi in its historical context, a context that included not only the circumstances of its patronage,…    
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/21/1992
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 356
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English