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By Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh

This city and architectural examine of Aleppo, a middle of early glossy international exchange, attracts upon archival and narrative texts, architectural proof, and modern theoretical discussions of the relation among imperial ideology, city styles and rituals, and architectural shape. the 1st centuries of Ottoman rule fostered super city improvement and reorientation via judiciously sited acts of patronage. enormous constructions endowed by way of Ottoman officers either brought a brand new imperial structure from Istanbul and integrated formal components from the neighborhood city visible language. via viewing the city and social contexts of those acts, tracing their evolution over centuries, and analyzing their dialogue in Ottoman and Arabic resources, this e-book proposes a brand new version for realizing the neighborhood reception and edition of imperial kinds, associations and norms.

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Reichert, 1984). 48 'Abd al-Karìm Ràfiq, Al-'arab wa’l-'uthmàniyyùn 1516–1916, 2nd ed. (Damascus: Maktabat A†las, 1993; Orig. , 1985); idem, The Province of Damascus 1723–1783 (Beirut: Khayats, 1966). For additional references, see Bibliography. 49 Abraham Marcus, The Middle East on the Eve of Modernity: Aleppo In the Eighteenth Century (New York: Columbia University Press, 1989). 50 Bruce Masters, The Origins of Western Economic Dominance in the Middle East: Mercantilism and the Islamic Economy in Aleppo, 1600–1750 (New York and London: New York University Press, 1988).

Beirut: Dàr al-Afàq al-Jadìda, 1979). 63 Evliya Çelebi, Evliya Çelebi Seyahatnamesi, Vol. 9: Anadolu, Suriye, Hicaz (1671–1672) (Istanbul: Devlet Matbaası, 1935). As this edition is in the modern Turkish alphabet, citations are not rendered in Ottoman transliteration. 64 Simeon Dpir Lehatsi (b. 1584), “Simeon Tpri Lehats’woy Ughegrut’iwn (1608– 1619),” ed. Nerses Akinian, in Handes Amsoreay (1932–1936). 67 Used in conjunction with modern travelogues by Europeans and Ottomans, the texts introduced above provide a rich resource from which an innovative account of the visual past of Aleppo can be woven.

See also Çi[dem Kafescio[lu, “ ‘In The Image of Rum:’ Ottoman Architectural Patronage in Sixteenth-Century Aleppo and Damascus,” Muqarnas 16 (1999), 80. 10 chapter one Architectural forms were inseparable from the institutions and functions they housed. Just as in imperial Roman architecture, urban units such as fora, temples, and entire downtown cores were exported to the provinces, similarly in Ottoman architecture, Ottoman civic elements, that is, the institutions that supported the Ottoman version of the Islamic way of life were reproduced through the provincial complexes.

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