Empire and Desire: The Ottoman Palace in Western Imagination
Topkapı Palace served as the seat of Ottoman imperial power for 400 years. Built in the 15th century following the conquest of Constantinople by the Ottomans, the Palace was not only the focus of political power, intrigues and riots, in Western imagination it was also the materialization of an Oriental desire. The Harem occupied the fantasy of the travelers, authors, artists and musicians most of whom had never been inside. This lecture takes you on a journey of the palace through art, architecture, history, music and popular culture.
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