Figure 1: Portrait of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Charles Jervas (ca 1675-1739) (oil on canvas, after 1716). © National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. (Source).
Lady Montagu and the Introduction of Smallpox Inoculation to EnglandLEARN MORE
The English aristocrat and writer Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) is today remembered particularly for...
Figure 1: A detail figure of Divrigi Dar al-Shifa's gate. Ord. Prof. Dr. A. Süheyl Unver Nakishanesi Yorumuyla Divrigi Ulucami ve Sifahanesi Tas Bezemeleri, VIII. Turk Tip Tarihi Kongresi 16-18 Haziran 2004 Sivas-Divrigi (ed. Nil Sari, G. Mesara, N. Colpan), Istanbul 2004, p. 7.
The Medical Organization at the Ottoman CourtLEARN MORE
The Ottoman imperial Palace was quite different from Western palaces and courts, for it was not only the...
Figure 1: The cover page of the book Turkish Cuisine, edited by Arif Bilgin and Özge Samanci (Ankara, 2008).
Turkish Cuisine: A Book ReviewLEARN MORE
Turkish cuisine is largely the heritage of Ottoman cuisine, which can be described as a fusion and refinement...
Figure 1: Princes Mustafa and Mehmed, attended by a crowded procession, are driven in an ornate carriage to the Topkapi Palace to be circumcised. Surname-i Vehbi, Topkapi Palace Museum Library in Istanbul, Collection Ahmed III, MS 3593.
Circumcision Ceremonies at the Ottoman PalaceLEARN MORE
Circumcision is widely practiced in all Islamic countries. Festivities pertaining to circumcision vary...
Figure 1: A banquet given by the commander-in-chief Lala Mustafa Pahsa to the janissaries in Izmit, 5 April 1578. Topkapi Palace Museum Library, MS H1365, fol. 34b.
Food as Medicine in Muslim CivilizationLEARN MORE
The subject of food and diet was very essential in the Islamic Cuisine. Both of them were very important in...
Figure 1: The cultivated and the uncultivated kinds of hindiba are illustrated in a schematic way. (Dioscorides. Materia Medica. Translated by Abdullah el-Huseyin b. Ibrahim el-Natili. Kitabu‘l-hasa‘is. Topkapi Museum Library. Registered at section Ahmed III., No: 2127).
Hindiba: A Drug for Cancer Treatment in Muslim HeritageLEARN MORE
Hindiba is a plant of Middle Eastern lands. Its therapeutic value as a drug for the treatment of various...