Palestine and Egypt Under the Ottomans: Paintings, Books, Photographs, Maps and Manuscripts

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Overview


Palestine and Egypt under the Ottomans is based on a unique collection of art and printed material covering the 400 year period of Ottoman rule in the region. Painters and artists, travelers and archaeologists flocked to the region during the 19th century and produced some of the most interesting records of cities and villages, topography, buildings and customs--much of which has since disappeared or changed beyond recognition. The items featured in this work record this vanished world in fine detail.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781860648885
  • Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/23/2003
  • Series: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 13.50 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author


Hisham Khatib is a private scholar who was born in Palestine and spent most of his life in Jerusalem and Jordan. His collection of art and printed material from the Ottoman Empire is one of the largest and most important still in private hands.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Acknowledgements 9
Abbreviations used in the text 10
Introduction 13
Pt. I The Ottoman Years
Ch. 1 Palestine During the Ottoman Period 1516-1917 27
Ch. 2 Jerusalem's Development 45
Ch. 3 Travellers and Explorers of the Holy Land 55
Ch. 4 Painting Jerusalem, the Holy Land and Egypt 71
Pt. II The Catalogue
Ch. 5 The Paintings 81
Ch. 6 Valuable Plate Books 149
Ch. 7 Travel Books 167
Ch. 8 Atlases, Maps and Views 209
Ch. 9 Photography in the Holy Land 231
Ch. 10 Engravings, Etchings and Lithographs 249
Annex 1: Guide Books 262
Annex 2: Techniques of Print Making 264
Annex 3: References 266
Index 269
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  • Posted November 13, 2008

    The most amazing book The most amazing must have book

    If anyone is interested of the history, art and archeology of middle east its a must have book.<BR/><BR/>I do keep it on my coffee table, to share it with others.<BR/>I the best gift you can give to anyone for any occasion.

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