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...
Figure 1: Frontispiece of the Latin translation of a medical work by Ibn Zuhr, the De Cognitu difficilibus (Venice, 1628).
The Influence of Islamic Culinary Art on EuropeLEARN MORE
This paper describes the results of a novel research on the Muslim influence on the European culinary art...
Figure 1. Yivli (Grooved) Minaret Mosque, Antalya, Turkey (Image from Miniaturk, Istanbul).
The Minaret, Symbol of a CivilizationLEARN MORE
The minaret is the architectural shape which best indicates the presence of mosque. Over the centuries the...