(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

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The maps are the message : Mehmet II's Patronage of an "Ottoman Cluster"

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Mehmet II was interested in and demanded for European maps, without mention of his patronage of classical islamic cartographic material. The perspective is expanded in this article on Mehmet's cartographical milieu by inserting into the historical picture consideration of a recension of cartographically illustrated manuscripts (Kitab al-Masalik wa-al-Mamalik = Book of roads and kingdoms) dating from 1474 onwards and made in post-conquest Ottoman Constantinople. The A. sets out the circumstances under which this "cluster" of manuscripts may have been copied and suggests ways in which the maps can be interpreted as cultural artefacts


Article of periodic

published at : Imago mundi / ISSN 1479-7801

Editor : Routledge, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1935)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 63, no2 [pp. 155-179]




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