This guide to the palace of the Ottoman sultans in Istanbul takes the reader through all the rooms and gardens that are open to the public--and some that are not. It records the changes that the buildings have suffered through fire, earthquakes and the endless fight for space. Treasures, kaftans and furnishings are discussed as is food and drink. ...Read MoreThis guide to the palace of the Ottoman sultans in Istanbul takes the reader through all the rooms and gardens that are open to the public--and some that are not. It records the changes that the buildings have suffered through fire, earthquakes and the endless fight for space. Treasures, kaftans and furnishings are discussed as is food and drink. Above all, the book is about the thousands who lived in the "saray" and what they did and feared and saw, whether they were viziers, students or women.Read Less
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