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The Sultan's Procession - The Swedish Embassy to Sultan Mehmed IV in 1657-1658 and The Ralamb Paintings

Published by Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, Istanbul, 2006
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In 1657 the Swedish king Charles X Gustaf sent his envoy Claes Ralamb to the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed IV and the Sublime Porte to promote good relations between Sweden and the Ottoman Empire. Claes Ralamb arrived in Constantinople in May 1657 and stayed until late January 1658. The cultural legacy of his embassy would be important, even unique. In Ralamb's diary, published in Swedish and in English, we find interesting and detailed information about everyday life in the Ottoman world. An album with 121 small pictures in water colours of men and women in characteristic outfits acquired by Ralamb render visual life to Ralamb's texts. Most important are twenty large paintings depicting an imperial procession of the Ottoman Sultan and hundreds of his courtiers parading through the streets of Constantinople, moving from the Topkapi Palace to Edirne for the hunt, the favourite pleasure of Mehmed IV. HB / 2000 gr. Editors: Adahl, Karin Translator: 344 pages. Bookseller Inventory # B1301220

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Title: The Sultan's Procession - The Swedish ...

Publisher: Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, Istanbul

Publication Date: 2006

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