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Practicing Astral Magic in Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Istanbul: A Treatise on Talismans Attributed to Ibn Kemāl (d. 1534)

A. Tunc Sen

Title:
Practicing Astral Magic in Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Istanbul: A Treatise on Talismans Attributed to Ibn Kemāl (d. 1534)
Author(s):
Sen, A. Tunc
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department(s):
History
Volume:
12
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Book/Journal Title:
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft
Geographic Area:
Istanbul (Turkey)
Abstract:
The article discusses the topic of astral magic and its practice in the Ottoman Istanbul in the sixteenth century. It offers information on the occult arts and their understudies by the Ottoman sultans in the sixteenth century. Various alchemists and the astrologers worked with Sultan Bayezid II in order to fulfill the royal aims and interest on the sciences. The article also focuses on the Ottoman military campaigns against the Muslim politics, and oneiromancy.
Subject(s):
Magic
History
Occultism
Astrology
Bayezid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1447 or 1448-1512
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Suggested Citation:
A. Tunc Sen, , Practicing Astral Magic in Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Istanbul: A Treatise on Talismans Attributed to Ibn Kemāl (d. 1534), Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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