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- Turkey, History, Ottoman Empire, 1218-1918
- Turkey, History, Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
- Turkey, History, Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918, Historiography.
- Turkey, History, Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918, Sources.
- Turkey, History, Ottoman Empire.
- Turkey, History, Ottoman Empire, Sultans
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Books About the Ottoman Empire
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Book topics: The Empire, Its Sultans, Mehmed II, Suleiman the Magnificent, Mehmed IV, Rise of the Empire, Harems, Aimee De Rivery, Society, Istanbul, Architecture, Palaces, Money, Ottomans & Europe, War, Miscellaneous, End of Empire, Turkey, Fiction, Children's Books, Videos.
Âşıkpaşazâde tarihi : تواريخ آل عثمان [Osmanlı tarihi, 1285-1502] / hazırlayan, Prof. Dr. Necdet Öztürk. Aşıkpaşazade; Necdet Öztürk; Preussische Staatsbibliothek. İstanbul : Bilgi Kültür Sanat, 2013. 379, 328 pages In Turkish and Ottoman Turkish.
Everyday Lives of Ottoman Muslim Women: Hanımlara Mahsûs Gazete (Newspaper for Ladies) (1895-1908) / by Ayşe Zeren Enis. Istanbul : Libra Kitapçılık ve Yayıncılık, 2013. 785 pages [ olin PN5355.T84 H369 2013]
Published for thirteen years (1895-1908), Hanımlara Mahsûs Gazete (Newspaper for Ladies), with its articles and news about education, family, household, household management, child-rearing, hygiene, health, beauty, embroidery, leisure and fashion is a precious source reflecting not only the ideal everyday life of an ideal Ottoman woman of the upper and middle classes of Ottoman society in an era of modernization and westernization but also Sultan Abdülhamid II's oppressive censorship policies as imposed on the press. In this sense, the main argument of this book examines the characteristics of an urban, upper and middle class "ideal" Ottoman Muslim woman or womanhood and her supposed everyday life during the reign of Sultan Abdulhamid II as portrayed by the articles in Hanımlara Mahsus Gazete.