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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

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

Karen C. Pinto

University of Chicago Press

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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