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The Resource Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the late 18th and 19th centuries, by Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis ; with contributions by Ezra Ashkenazie, Jeffery Burden, George H. Lewis, Judith S. Mckenzie, and Jason Montgomery

Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the late 18th and 19th centuries, by Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis ; with contributions by Ezra Ashkenazie, Jeffery Burden, George H. Lewis, Judith S. Mckenzie, and Jason Montgomery

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Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the late 18th and 19th centuries
Title
Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the late 18th and 19th centuries
Statement of responsibility
by Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis ; with contributions by Ezra Ashkenazie, Jeffery Burden, George H. Lewis, Judith S. Mckenzie, and Jason Montgomery
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the largest and most important palatial houses of late 18th- and early 19th-century Damascus, Bayt Farhi belonged to the Farhi family, who served as financial administrators to successive Ottoman governors in Damascus and Acre. Illustrated with extensive colour photographs, plans, and reconstruction drawings, the book brings to life the home environment of the lost elite Sephardic community of Ottoman Damascus. It will be an important resource for those studying the architecture, history, and culture of Syria and the Ottoman Empire. Bayt Farhi's outstanding architecture and decoration is documented and presented in this first comprehensive analysis of it and Damascus's other prominent Sephadic mansions Matkab 'Anbar, Bayt Dahdah, Bayt Stambouli, and Bayt Lisbona. The Hebrew poetic inscriptions in these residences reveal how the Farhis and other leading Sephardic families perceived themselves and how they presented themselves to their own community and other Damascenes. A history of the Farhis and the Jews of Damascus provides the context for these houses, along with the architectural development of the monumental Damascene courtyard house
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DGU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macaulay-Lewis, Elizabeth
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS101
LC item number
.A45 v. 72
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • The Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research
  • Manar al-Athar monograph
Series volume
  • volume 72
  • 4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beit Farhi (Damascus, Syria)
  • Beit Farhi (Damascus, Syria)
  • Palaces
  • Courtyard houses
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Jewish architecture
  • Sephardim
  • Sephardim
  • Damascus (Syria)
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Buildings
  • Courtyard houses
  • Jewish architecture
  • Palaces
  • Syria
Label
Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the late 18th and 19th centuries, by Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis ; with contributions by Ezra Ashkenazie, Jeffery Burden, George H. Lewis, Judith S. Mckenzie, and Jason Montgomery
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Farhi family and the Jewish community of Damascus in the 18th and 19th centuries -- Monumental courtyard houses in Ottoman Damascus and Syria -- Overview of the architecture of Bayt Farhi -- The Bayt Farhi inscriptions / by Ezra Ashkenazie -- Other 19th-century high status Jewish houses and their evolution -- The Barrani courtyard -- The Juwwani, middle, and service courtyards
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xvi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780897571005
Lccn
2017039556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1013993090
  • (OCoLC)on1013993090
Label
Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the late 18th and 19th centuries, by Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis ; with contributions by Ezra Ashkenazie, Jeffery Burden, George H. Lewis, Judith S. Mckenzie, and Jason Montgomery
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Farhi family and the Jewish community of Damascus in the 18th and 19th centuries -- Monumental courtyard houses in Ottoman Damascus and Syria -- Overview of the architecture of Bayt Farhi -- The Bayt Farhi inscriptions / by Ezra Ashkenazie -- Other 19th-century high status Jewish houses and their evolution -- The Barrani courtyard -- The Juwwani, middle, and service courtyards
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xvi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780897571005
Lccn
2017039556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1013993090
  • (OCoLC)on1013993090

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