The Cosmorama

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  • Author:  Mehmed Neşri
  • Collection:  "Facta" Collection
  • Year: 01-12-2016
  • Translator from Ottoman-Turkish: Maria Kalitzin
  • Availability:  In Stock
  • Product Code:  1824-01
  • SKU: 15.0062
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-922-3
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Mehmed Neşri Cihannüma (“The Cosmorama”) was, as the title suggests, designed to be a universal history. The sixth part, the longest section of which is devoted to a history of the Ottoman dynasty, was presented to Sultan Bayezid II and is the only part extant. Neşri relied heavily on the work of an earlier Ottoman historian, Aşıkpaşazâde’s Tevârih-i Âl-i Osman (“The Chronicles of the House of Osman”), as a source. He also used the royal calendars, a type of almanac prepared to provide the court with astrological information and containing lists of historical events. Neşri is considered a true historian in that he appears to have examined his sources carefully and to have tried to establish the correct facts and chronology objectively.

About the Author

Mehmed Neşri

Mevlânâ Mehmed Neşri (c. 1450—d. 1520), also commonly referred to as Neşri was an Ottoman historian, a prominent representative of the early Ottoman historiography. Very little is known about Neşri, w... Read more

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Specification
Year 01-12-2016
Translator from Ottoman-Turkish: Maria Kalitzin
Pages 464
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.65 kg
Collection Колекция "Facta"
Cover Type Hardcover
Genre Arab World, Middle East, Islam, Military History, History of the Islamic World

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