Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition

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Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel and W.P. Heinrichs

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[see tād̲j̲ al-dīn yildiz ].

Yi̊ldi̊z Kös̲h̲kü

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[see yi̊ldi̊z sarāyi̊ ].

Yi̊ldi̊z Sarāyi̊

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Author(s): Yerasimos, S.
, the most recent of the Imperial Ottoman palaces, situated on the heights above the European Bosphorus shore and above the quarter of Beşiktaş. The whole complex of buildings, set in a large park, covers almost 50 ha. Like other Imperial residences along the Bosphorus, it had its origin in a garden and a hunting ground. Mentions of pre-19th century buildings are confused. The first trace is of a fountain with an inscription from 1219 [/1804] which apparently went with a pavilion built by Selīm III for his mother Mihris̲h̲āh Sulṭān.…

Yirmisekiz Meḥmed

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[see meḥmed yirmisekiz ].