The Sultan's Procession

Un libro in lingua di Adahl Karin (EDT) edito da Tauris Academic Studies, 2007

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In 1657 the Swedish king Charles X Gustaf sent his envoy Claes Ralamb to the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed IV and the Sublime Porte to promote good relations between Sweden and the Ottoman empire.
Claes Ralamb arrived in Istanbul in May 1657 and stayed until late January 1658. The cultural legacy of his embassy would be important, even unique. In Ralamb's diary, published in Swedish and in English, we find interesting and detailed information about everyday life in the Ottoman world. An album with 121 small pictures in water colours of men and women in characteristic outfits acquired by Ralamb render visual life to Ralamb's texts.
Most important are twenty large paintings depicting an imperial procession of the Ottoman Sultan and hundreds of his courtiers parading through the streets of Istanbul, moving from the Topkapi Palas to Edirne for the hunt, the favourite pleasure of Mehmed IV. An impressive event immortalized in the paintings commissioned by Ralamb.
The Ralamb paintings are unique artistic documents of 17Ýsuperscript th¨ century Ottoman world and the earliest pictorial evidence of the Swedish interest and admiration of its culture.

Informazioni bibliografiche

  • Titolo del Libro in lingua: The Sultan's Procession
  • Sottotitolo: The Swedish Embassy to Sultan Mehmed IV in 1657-1658 And the Ralamb Paintings
  • Lingua: English
  • AutoreAdahl Karin (EDT)
  • Editore: Tauris Academic Studies
  • Collana: Tauris Academic Studies (Hardcover)
  • Data di Pubblicazione: 01 Maggio '07
  • Genere: HISTORY
  • Pagine: 343
  • Peso gr: 1925
  • Dimensioni mm: 298 x 247 x 44
  • ISBN-10: 9186884182
  • EAN-13: 9789186884185