Impressions of Ottoman Culture in Europe: 1453-1699 by Nurhan Atasoy and Lale Uluç, published by The Turkish Cultural Foundation (TCF) and ARMAGGAN Publications explores European impressions of the Ottoman Empire. Written in English and also translated into Turkish, this project is the product of six years of research by the authors spanning 14 different countries.
The book studies the cultural influences Ottoman cultural had on Europe in the early modern age, a time when the expansion of the Ottoman Empire created shared borders and intense political, diplomatic and trade ties with Europe. Atasoy and Uluc not only provide a thorough intellectual narrative on the cultural and artistic exchanges between the Ottomans and various European cultures, but have also created a visually stunning book with 400 images. The book has special sections devoted to Textiles, Tiles and Ceramics, Arms and Armor, Turkish Image, and more. This beautiful and impressive book is available for purchase at the Armaggan book store and can also be ordered online at www.turkishcultureshop.org.