Persian dancing woman at the Ottoman court.  Ottoman miniature by Levni; early 18th century.

Persian dancing woman at the Ottoman court. Ottoman miniature by Levni;

Turkish Miniature Painting. "The Sultans watching dancers and comedians in the Hippodrome" (1703-30)

From the 1720 Surname-i Vehbi by Levni, who died in The dancers in the long skirts are köçek, young males, whose entaris are tucked into their skirts.

ottoman Warrior

Getting back into armor! As in legit armor! Wow, this board almost went to total LARP.

Ottoman: 1600. Sultan Mehmet III (reigned 1595-1603) Enthroned, Attended by Two Janissaries | LACMA Collections

Sultan Mehmet III (reigned Enthroned, Attended by Two Janissaries Turkey, about 1600 Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

Mehmed II the Conqueror in the Hippodrome, Istanbul, 16th century miniature from ms H.1523, p 162B, Book of Accomplishments, Topkapi Palace ...

Mehmed II the Conqueror in the Hippodrome, Istanbul, century miniature from ms p Book of Accomplishments, Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul

The Ottoman Empire at its Height

Empire created by Turkish tribes in Anatolia (Asia Minor) that grew to be one of the most powerful states in the world during the and centuries. The Ottoman period spanned.

Abdulcelil Levni  (died 1732) was an Ottoman court painter and miniaturist. He was born in Edirne in the late 17th century. He became the most prominent painter in the Ottoman Empire. He composed masterpieces: the Surname-i Sultan Ahmed Han and the Surname-i Vehbi ("Book of Festival").He loved painting single-leaved miniatures depicting individuals: beautiful girls, languidly reclining ladies, and charming young men.~ we love Levni! we love history! www.armadaistanbul.com

Abdulcelil Levni (died was an Ottoman court painter and miniaturist. He was born in Edirne in the late century. He became the most prominent painter in the Ottoman Empire.

Map of Ottoman Empire Borders

Religious Persecution in the Ottoman Empire

Illustrations from the Nusretname showing Ottoman soldiers  An account of the Turkish conquest of Georgia in 1578 by Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali, 1582. Lala Mustafa Pasha in camp after his Victory at Kars, 1578

Illustrations from the Nusretname showing Ottoman soldiers An account of the Turkish conquest of Georgia in 1578 by Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali, Lala Mustafa Pasha in camp after his Victory at Kars, 1578

Gardens made of sculpted sugar being carried at the festivities celebrating the circumcision of the sons of Sultan Ahmed III in the early 18th century. The gardens contain fruit trees, beds of tulips, pavilions and ornamental pools, one with a fountain and the other a rowing boat. The miniature painting is by Levni. Surname-i Vehbi.  TOPKAPI PALACE MUSEUM.

Gardens made of sculpted sugar being carried at the festivities celebrating the…

The Ottoman empire lasted for six hundred years and was dismantled at the end of the first world war. This is a map of the empire at the peak of it`s growth. This relates to the middle east because it`s capital was located in modern day Istanbul in Turkey. History

Historical Map of the Ottoman Empire - a Muslim Empire that lasted from 1299 to 1922 and controlled Southeast Europe, Southwest Asia, and North Africa.

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