The Lost Pages of the 1455 Istanbul Register Book (Tahrir Defteri)
AuthorEmecen, Feridun M.
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The defier of the 1455 Register (tahrir), known as made just after the conquest of Istanbul, has been published by Halil Inalcik and by the way very precious and new information come into the open for the historians of Istanbul. This Register introduces reliable information not only about the pre-conquest Istanbul, but also about the moment of conquest, where the city was allegedly destructed. H. Inalcik employed a photocopy of the original manuscript in his book and expressed that he could not reach the original despite his inquiry in the archives. First of all, it was previously detected in a study that this defier was in a disorganized miscellaneous in the Archive of the Topkapi Palace. Inferring from this study, I reveal that the photocopy does not contain one page of the defter and also there was a register of Galata/Karakby districts which did not draw attention until that time. In this research note, after related evaluations, the missing pages were transliterated and the introduction of the whole defier has been made including the newly detected register of the Karakifty districts, elaborating how this defier contributes research. Also, the missing pages' images of the register of Karakoy districts were added at the end of the text. Thus, the fragments of the defter were introduced in a more complete form and with less shortcomings for use in further research.İstanbul 29 Mayıs Üniversitesi Senatosunun 22.06.2020 tarihli ve 2020/14-5 sayılı Açık Bilim Politikası gereğince amborgo uygulanmaktadır. Ambargo süresi dolduğunda erişime açılacaktır.