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Turkish Jerusalem (1516-1917)

3. MODE OF PUBLICATION

The inscriptions in this book are arranged in chronological and hierarchical order.

Jerusalem Inscriptions.

Inscriptions from Jerusalem are divided in 2 parts: Royal Inscriptions and Other Inscriptions. Royal Inscriptions are also divided into 2 parts: First the inscriptions by Sultan Süleyman (the magnificent) the so called Süleymanic inscriptions and then followed by inscriptions of other Ottoman Sultans.

1. Royal Inscriptions I consider a Royal inscription as an inscription where the current Ottoman Sultan is called by his name and one or more of his titles.

2. Other Inscriptions After the Royal inscriptions, the other inscriptions in Jerusalem from Ottoman time are described. These are mostly inscriptions from the lower officials of Jerusalem’s notables.

Inscriptions from Other Cities of Palestine After the overwhelming amount of 104 Jerusalem inscriptions come the inscriptions from other places in Palestine. They are not so numerous. I have included here all the Ottoman Royal Inscriptions, and samples of few other inscriptions: especially inscriptions in Turkish are included (epitaph in Kayseriya and Turkish Pilots (Golan) monument of Fethi bey). From the famous crusader city of Akka (Acre) I have included only inscriptions that were not edited by Moshe Sharon in CIAP I. See Table 12 for a list of Inscriptions from Acre edited by Moshe Sharon.

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