Category Archives: Forms of authority in social context

Noblesse ou pas noblesse ? Telle est la question

Étude du cas ottoman à l’époque moderne ; analyse rétrospective de la démarche scientifique élaborée et ses suites [DYNTRAN WORKING PAPER 7, December 2015]

by Juliette DUMAS

Les historiens ottomanistes de l’époque moderne font preuve d’une extrême prudence face à l’usage du vocable nobiliaire. D’une aristocratie ottomane, il ne serait absolument pas être question ! (voir Kunt 1983). Parler de noblesse semble tout aussi incongru. S’il Continue reading Noblesse ou pas noblesse ? Telle est la question

Uzun Hasan at Ushturjan

Subordinary patronage under the Akkoyunlu: Uzun Ḥasan at Ushturjān [DYNTRAN WORKING PAPER 6, November 2015]

by Georg LEUBE

After wandering the far-off realms of Ottoman Rumeli in the last two posts, I would like to return to the Ak- and Karakoyunlu with this post’s inscription. The village of Ushturjān, today also known as Īmānshahr, is located some thirty kilometres to the south-west of Continue reading Uzun Hasan at Ushturjan

Ottoman Building Inscriptions II

A hierarchy of rule? 15th century Ottoman building inscriptions in Bulgaria and Thrace II [DYNTRAN WORKING PAPER 5, October 2015]

by Georg LEUBE

After having discussed two rather conventional Ottoman building inscriptions from Edirne, I would in this post like to turn to a highly unusual building inscription. This text does not adorn an imperial building in the Ottoman capital. Instead, the Hamza Bey or Eski Cami Continue reading Ottoman Building Inscriptions II

Ottoman Building Inscriptions I

Some context: Two 15th century Ottoman building inscriptions from Edirne [DYNTRAN WORKING PAPER 4, September 2015]

by Georg LEUBE

While analyzing building inscriptions like the great proclamation of power of Uzun Ḥasan in the qibla-īwān of the masjid-i jāmi‘ of Iṣfahān (see here), it is easy to lose sight of their context. During the same period in which Uzun Ḥasan inscribed his claim to authority in the Continue reading Ottoman Building Inscriptions I

Uzun Ḥasan in Iṣfahān

Some thoughts on Uzun Ḥasans inscription in the masjid-i jāmi’ of Iṣfahān: Gleichzeitigkeit des Ungleichzeitigen? [DYNTRAN WORKING PAPER 1, June 2015]

by Georg LEUBE

The masjid-i jāmi‘’ or friday-mosque of Iṣfahān is probably one of the most iconic monuments of Islamic architecture in the world. Its ‒ notwithstanding the attached picture ‒ sunny court opens on four great īwāns, grand arches leading over to semi-domes, and is Continue reading Uzun Ḥasan in Iṣfahān