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Turkish and Ottoman Studies Research Guide: Images, Maps,
Performing Arts

A research and discovery guide to print and digital resources in Turkish & Ottoman studies from all time periods in original native and western languages.


Turkey : Cultural Heritage Map of Turkey (Hrant Dink Foundation)  "Cultural Heritage Map of Turkey is a product of Hrant Dink Foundation’s cultural heritage inventory project. The map records Armenian, Greek, Syriac, and Jewish cultural heritage in order to make visible the multiple cultures and facets of different communities in Anatolia. Information on public buildings such as churches, schools, monasteries, cemeteries, synagogues, and hospitals has been gathered from primary and secondary sources, as well as from various archives, and has been shared through this online map. Cultural Heritage Map of Turkey is a work in progress; it will live and flourish, first and foremost, by way of the contribution and feedback of its users."

Art: Echoes of Ottoman Empire - [The New York Times . Nov 24, 1973] - The Metropolitan Museum's latest offering, “The Art of Imperial Turkey and Its European Echoes”

Istanbul Deniz Muzesi Ndeki Osmanli Donemi Sancaklari Banners of Ottoman Period in the Istanbul Naval Museum [Flags collection at the Maritime/Naval Museum in Istanbul (one of the largest collections of Ottoman flags)].


File:OttomanEmpireIn1683.pngSource: Wikimedia

Selected Image Collections & Databases on the Web

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Licensed Image Databases available at Cornell

Ottoman music

Ottoman Culture and Art

"Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum's Arts of Book and Calligraphy Collection includes copies of the Koran, prayer books, calligraphic compositions in the kıt'a form, calligraphic albums, calligraphic panels, hilyes, imperial firmans and berats bearing the royal tuğra (imperial cipher) by renowned calligraphers dating from the late 14th to 20th centuries, and calligraphy tools and equipment."

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