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By Esra Akin, Gulru Necipoglu (Editor) Howard Crane

The sixteenth-century Ottoman architect Sinan is at the present time universally well-known because the defining determine within the improvement of the classical Ottoman kind. as well as his significant oeuvre, he left 5 extraordinary autobiographical bills, the Adsız Risale, the Risāletü'l-Miʿmāriyye, Tuḥfetü'l-Miʿmārīn, Teẕkiretü'l-Ebniye and Teẕkiretü’l-Bünyān, that offer info of his existence and works. in accordance with info dictated via Sinan to his poet-painter pal Mustafa Saʿi Çelebi almost immediately ahead of his dying, those debts exist in a number of manuscript models in libraries in Istanbul, Ankara, and Cairo.

the current quantity includes severe variants of all 5 texts in addition to transcriptions, annotated translations, and facsimiles of crucial variation types; and an introductory essay that analyzes some of the surviving manuscripts, reconstructs their histories, and establishes the relationships among them; and a preface that considers the assets, issues, and broader implications of the 5 autobiographies.

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It reads, I purchased this Tezkiretü’l-Büny¸n from the bookseller Nasrullah Efendi in Bayezid for one paper lira. Although there are many printed editions, I was extremely pleased to have found a manuscript copy inasmuch as I greatly enjoy reading books of earlier times from manuscripts. Great Sinan! 89 At the end of the manuscript, on 30a, the same hand has copied with minor variations the poem of eight couplets and the chronogram found on Sinan’s tomb in Aqakapæ. The notation begins with the statement “The chronogram written by the poet Sa{i for the architect Sinan, which is engraved on his tomb.

12. Ankara, Milli Kütüphane, Yz. A. 1644 (Konu No. 9) (Mk)85 Manuscript Milli Kütüphane Yz. A. 1644 contains a pair of texts, TE (4b:1–12a:8), followed by a version of TB (12a:9–29b:6). Both Meriç and ~hsanoqlu were apparently unaware of this manuscript, which is omitted from the former’s critical edition and the latter’s list of manuscript sources. 87 The text is written in a neat naskh hand using black ink, with punctuation separating sections of text and frames in red enclosing the text area.

Beneath it is a list of 12 introduction fifteen of Sinan’s Friday mosques arranged by patron. ) are found on 8a–13a. Again these are crossed out and the spaces beneath the titles are left empty, in all likelihood because the writer realized too late that he had left insufficient space for a full listing of the architect’s buildings. ” Finally, folios 14a–27b contain the actual inventory of Sinan’s buildings arranged in twelve sections by type (nev{), beginning with Friday mosques. 40 Like AR and RM, TM lacks any specific indication of authorship.

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