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Suleymanname: The Illustrated History of Suleyman the Magnificent.

Atil, Esin.

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ISBN 10: 0894680889 / ISBN 13: 9780894680885
Published by National Gallery of Art/Abrams, 1986
Used Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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271 pages with black & white and predominately color illustrations, many full-page. The history being told by the use of illustrated manuscript pages. A very attractive book. Softcover in excellent condition. 13.25 by 9.5 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 12691

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Title: Suleymanname: The Illustrated History of ...

Publisher: National Gallery of Art/Abrams

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Suleiman, the great sultan who reigned (1520-66) over the Ottoman Empire's greatest expansion, is commemorated in this beautiful facsimile edition of the early illustrated manuscript now housed in the Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul. The volume completed Arif Celebi's five-part official history of the Ottoman dynasty in Persian verse. Five imperial court painters illustrated Suleiman's life and achievements in 65 scenes. Reproduced here, resplendent with gold, are their renderings of battles, receptions, hunts, and sieges. Atil carefully describes the artistic production and binding of the manuscript, as well as its political, historical, and cultural significance. Essays, text accompaning each plate, indexes, and appendixes provide many points of access to the contents of the Suleymanname. For art, history of the book, and Asian history collections. Ann Copeland, Drew Univ. Lib., Madison, N.J.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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