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The Military Costumes of the Ottoman Empire
 

The Military Costumes of the Ottoman Empire (Hardback, Annotated edition)

By el-Leithy, Introduced by Tamer
Notes by El-Leithy, Tamer

A stunning collection of annotated plates of thirty military ranks and roles in the early nineteenth-century Imperial Ottoman army English writings on the Ottoman empire grew in the seventeenth century, following the establishment of official commercial relations between London a...nd the Sublime Porte in 1580 and a permanent English diplomatic mission at Istanbul in 1583. This stunningly produced reprint of the classic The Military Costume of Turkey: Illustrated by a Series of Engravings from Drawings Made on the Spot: Dedicated by Permission to His Excellency the Minister of the Ottoman Porte to His Britannic Majesty, originally published in 1818 by London publishers Thomas McLean, features a set of annotated plates with descriptions of thirty military ranks and roles in the Imperial Ottoman army. The images, which are carefully colored by hand, depict costumes of the Ottoman army on the eve of drastic early-nineteenth-century military reforms that were to lead to major changes in army apparel. They not only reflect the way in which costume in Ottoman society was directly linked to social status, rank, and power, but also European fascination with the Ottomans' attention to and emphasis on dress and public appearance. With an introduction by historian Tamer el-Leithy.
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ISBN 9789775864048
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback, Annotated edition
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ISBN-13 9789775864048
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint The American University in Cairo Press
Publication Country Egypt Egypt
Format Hardback, Annotated edition
Edition Annotated edition
Author(s) By el-Leithy, Introduced by Tamer
Notes by El-Leithy, Tamer
Category Oriental Art
History Of Art & Design Styles: C 1800 To C 1900
Uniforms & Military Insignia
Number of Pages 84
Dimensions Width: 220mm
Height: 290mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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