By Fariba Zarinebaf
This vividly targeted revisionist background exposes the underworld of the most important city of the early sleek Mediterranean and during it the total textile of a posh, multicultural society. Fariba Zarinebaf maps the background of crime and punishment in Istanbul over a couple of hundred years, contemplating transgressions similar to riots, prostitution, robbery, and homicide and whilst tracing how the state managed and punished its unruly inhabitants. Taking us during the city's streets, workshops, and homes, she provides voice to boring people--the guy accused of stealing, the lady ac. Read more...
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Tulips of every variety and color appeared in public parks and royal gardens and as a motif in tiles, paintings, and textiles. 27 The high demand for tulip bulbs in Istanbul a century later created a similar situation. Ahmed III ordered the kadi of Istanbul to banish anyone who sold tulip bulbs above the maximum price or exported them from Istanbul. 28 The French ambassador had to turn to Ibrahim Pasha’s wife, the powerful Ottoman princess Fatma Sultan, to get the attention of the grand vizier.
He also settled many Jews from Edirne in Istanbul. Many Jewish refugees fleeing Spain and Portugal were invited to settle in Istanbul later in the fifteenth century (see chapter 2). Mehmed II also converted six churches, such as Haghia Sophia, into mosques and one into a college and built pious and religious foundations around them to attract Muslim settlers. The Ottoman resettlement policies enhanced the city’s diversity and demographic growth, although initially many Greeks and Latins either lost their lives in battle during the siege or fled.
Built by Emperor Setemius Severus in 1203, it was later extended and remodeled by Emperor Constantine the Great. ) and Ottoman times (see chapter 3). Under the Ottomans, it was renamed At Meydanı and continued to function as the ceremonial center. Processions, military drills, and public festivals celebrating the birth and circumcision of Ottoman princes and the birth and wedding of princesses took place in the Hippodrome. The janissary barracks (old and new rooms) and the Et Meydanı (meat square), where janissaries received their meat ration, were located on Divan Yolu and near the Hippodrome.