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Istanbul 1620–1750: Change And Tradition

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This paper deals with the change in architecture and urban culture, before the reference to Western models had yet become explicit and dominant. One noteworthy factor for urban history in the second half of the seventeenth century was the preference of many sultans for Edirne. The people of Istanbul noted and resented the frequent absence of the sultans from the city. Commercial growth, the closer link of monumental architecture with the active parts of the city, and the role of court ladies as patrons, were fundamental factors of Istanbul's physical and architectural evolution in that period. The commercial areas of the city expanded in apparent contrast with the gradual fall in the town's economical role in the Mediterranean. Pomp and magnificence of retinues was a constant of Imperial Istanbul. Tombs and mausoleums were an important psychological and politically effective component of Ottoman mentality.

Keywords: Edirne; Istanbul; mausoleums; Mediterranean; Ottoman; seventeenth century; Tombs

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