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Dreams and lives in Ottoman Istanbul : a seventeenth-century biographer's perspective / Asli Niyazioğlu.

Author:
Niyazioğlu, Aslı [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description:
xii, 147 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
  • Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman studies. [More in this series]
  • Birmingham Bysantine and ottoman studies
Summary note:
Dreams and Lives in Ottoman Istanbul explores biography writing and dream narratives in seventeenth-century Istanbul. It focuses on the prominent biographer 'Aṭā'ī (d. 1637) and with his help shows how learned circles narrated dreams to assess their position in the Ottoman enterprise. This book demonstrates that dreams provided biographers not only with a means to form learned communities in a politically fragile landscape but also with a medium to debate the correct career paths and social networks in late sixteenth and early seventeenth-century Istanbul.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-144) and index.
Contents:
Introduction -- The biographer between this world and the hereafter -- Patrons and adversaries -- Sufi sheikhs and the very special dead -- Father and son -- Collection of lives as a well-ordered garden -- Ottoman biographers and Sufi lives : an overview -- A well-ordered garden : empire, decorum and exclusivity -- Gardener at work : ʻAṭā'ī and his sources -- From this world to the realm of dreams -- Dreams, careers and biographers -- Nightmares on the Sufi path -- The hereafter in the mirror of dreams -- The dead and visits from the hereafter -- The living and the dead in seventeenth-century Istanbul -- Apparitions and embraces -- Dreams and tokens of remembrance -- Epilogue.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • History.
Other title(s):
17th century biographer's perspective
ISBN:
  • 9781472472298 ((hardback ; : alk. paper))
  • 1472472292 ((hardback ; : alk. paper))
  • ((ebook))
LCCN:
2016018592
OCLC:
950519424
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