Review: Die Fotografie im Osmanischen Reich

Author(s) Göran Larsson
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Issue CyberOrient, Vol. 5, Iss. 2, 2011, pp. 91-93
Published November 10, 2011
Type Book Review
Abstract Besides its value as an excellent introduction to the early history of photography in the Ottoman Empire, Nimet Șeker’s book Die Fotografie im Osmanischen Reich provides the reader with valuable insights into Muslim debates about images and Islamic theology and the transformation of the Ottoman Empire in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Keywords identity, cultural studies, media studies, photography, Turkey, Middle Eastern studies