Faculty Book Release- Emine Fetvaci

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May 10th, 2013


Picturing History at the Ottoman Court,

written by Associate Professor Emine Fetvacı.

Overview: The Ottoman court of the late 16th century produced an unprecedented number of sumptuously illustrated chronicles. While usually dismissed as imperial eulogies, Emine Fetvacı demonstrates that these books commented on contemporary events, promoted the political agendas of courtiers as well as the sultan, and presented their patrons and creators in ways that helped shape the perspectives of their elite audience. Picturing History at the Ottoman Court traces the simultaneous crafting of political power, the codification of a historical record, and the unfolding of cultural change.

ISBN-13: 9780253006783

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Publication date: 2/18/2013