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Allom, Thomas. Constantinople and the scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor - Page 39. 1838. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 7, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/1996/show/1900.

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Allom, Thomas. (1838). Constantinople and the scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor - Page 39. Exotic Impressions, Views of Foreign Lands. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/1996/show/1900

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Title Constantinople and the scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Allom, Thomas
Contributor (Local)
  • Walsh, Robert
Publisher Fisher, Son, & Co.
Date 1838
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • History
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  • Istanbul, Turkey
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  • plates (illustrations)
  • maps (documents)
Language English
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Original Item Extent 92 plates
Original Item Location DR 427 .A44
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Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript WITH i I OS ASM MINOR. 39 street, till they entered the Baba Hummayoun ; and here commenced a new series of degradations, which have been already noticed. These barbarisms, however, are now passin0" away, and, among other ameliorat. Turkish manners, the sultan receives the representatives of his brother sovereigns in a more becoming manner. As the houses in the street overlook the gardens of the Seraglio, strangers, w ho dared not enter, are led, by an idle and dangerous curi metimes to attempt to overlook walls of the sacred enclosure, and see passing on the other side; and stories related of persons sacrificed to the perilous effort. Som ho had no such object in view, have fallen rietims to the jealous] of die harem. On one occasion, the friend of an Armenian merchant, who had a house here, brought a telescope, to examine the distant objects on the other side of the sea of Marmora: unfortunately the view extended across the gardens, and, while he was intently ring the declivities of Mount Olympus, the sultan passed h _ht with his eye the glitter of the glass of the telescope. Two chaouesh hcd, who entered the house, and the unfortunate man found himself seized behind : and, before he had time to take the fatal instrument from his eye, a I put round hi and he was strangled at the window, in view of the who, it . waited below to assure himself of the execution. But this street witnessed a stiil more terrible display of Turkish vengea lifter the awful destruction of theJanist the Etmeidan, here hui down like wild beasts through the city. Sometimes they were killed wherever they were overtaken, and their bodies Buffered to remain weltering on the spot. Sometimes they were brought to some e kept till a number was collected together, when armed men rushed among them, and they v d in a n Some of them were di from the neighbouring ones, as it was the great avenue leading to the rateful offering to the sultan. Their heads were cut oil', their trunks were drawn up at each side of the street. and for three days, the appointed time lor executed bodies to remain so exposed, he passed up and down 1 iental display of headless men, lining the street to do the sovereign honour ; thus realizing, only a few years since, in a European capital, the horrid exhibitions in which a Bajazet or a Tamerlane delighted, centuries ago. Along the wall near the ihe favourite ilected for the suspension of those trophies which marked the triumph of Islam r Christianity. On ever] victory obtained during their European wars, the standards taken from Germ Russians, Hungarians, and other powers, were di : and more recently the captive flags of the Greek constantly seen fluttering, in an inverted posit heaps of ears and noses which were piled below. Among them were several on which was depicted the cross, and various representations of christian events, but particularly the resurrection which was labelled k% Anastasis," intended to be emblematic of their pol resurrection. But of all the standards, th. the most interesting. Afl gallant and almost incredible defence of this little island again [\urkish fleet, which surrounded it on all side-, ami poured in numerous troops at every point, tl