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

Sen, A. Tunc

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.

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Published In
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft
Volume
12
Issue
1
Pages
66 - 88
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