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Medieval Islamic MapsAn Exploration$
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Karen C. Pinto

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226126968

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226127019.001.0001

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Meḥmed II and Map Patronage

Meḥmed II and Map Patronage

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(p.219) 10 Meḥmed II and Map Patronage
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Medieval Islamic Maps
Author(s):

Karen C. Pinto

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226127019.003.0010

Chapter Ten, “Meḥmed II and Map Patronage” is the first of three chapters that broaches the subject of patronage of Islamic cartography. It employs a Schamaesque approach to reading a set of classical Islamic KMMS maps from the period of Meḥmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople in 1452. This chapter begins with a brief overview of work already done on the role of patronage in cartography, and moves on to a consideration of the character of a particular patron, namely Meḥmed II. This chapter seeks to offer an alternative view of Fātiḥ the Conqueror.

Keywords:   Mehmed II, Mehmet II, Ottoman, Karamustafa, Patronage, Berlinghieri, TopkapıSaray, Conquest of Constantinople, Bosphorus, Amirutzes

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