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Sinan's Autobiographies: Five Sixteenth-century Texts (Muqarnas, Supplements) (Muqarnas Supplement) [Hardcover]

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The sixteenth-century Ottoman architect Sinan is today universally recognized as the defining figure in the development of the classical Ottoman style. In addition to his vast oeuvre, he left five remarkable autobiographical accounts, the Adsz Risale, the Rislet'l-Mimriyye, Tufet'l-Mimrn, Tekiret'l-Ebniye and Tekiretl-Bnyn, that provide details of his life and works. Based on information dictated by Sinan to his poet-painter friend Mustafa Sai elebi shortly before his death, these accounts exist in multiple manuscript versions in libraries in Istanbul, Ankara, and Cairo.

The present volume contains critical editions of all five texts along with transcriptions, annotated translations, and facsimiles of the most important variant versions; and an introductory essay that analyzes the various surviving manuscripts, reconstructs their histories, and establishes the relationships between them; and a preface that considers the sources, themes, and broader implications of the five autobiographies.

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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Pages   637
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 8.5" Height: 10.75"
Weight:   4.74 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 1, 2006
Publisher   Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN  9004141685  
ISBN13  9789004141681  

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Sinan's Autobiographies  Jun 19, 2008
This is as comprehensive as it gets. As professional as it gets. As well done as it gets. This is a scholarly work and the scholarship is impeccable.It is a great deal less expensive than similar scholarly volumes of comparable importance. The translations are genuinely accomplished and beyond reliable. I could never have schlogged through the original Ottoman[Osmanlici] on my own with all my dictionaries at my side and come anywhere near the scholarly informed readability and insightful reading they present here. I am not an Ottoman language expert so I cannot address the fine points of scholarship, however I have learned more in this volume than I could have in months of reading scholarly articles about Sinan efendi. The apparatus, footnotes, scholarly introductions, history, and references are clearly without any lack, but on the contrary, are as comprehensive as scholarship gets. I haven't I confess, gone through the references and footnotes with a fine tooth comb, but it is there when I need it.

AS a reader, with an interest in the art, achievement and creative legacy of the Masterbuilder Sinan efendi, I cannot recommend this volume more wholeheartedly.

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