The GREAT FIRE OF 1660 AND THE ISLAMIZATION OF CHRISTIAN AND JEWISH SPACE IN ISTANBUL

@article{Baer2004TheGF,
  title={The GREAT FIRE OF 1660 AND THE ISLAMIZATION OF CHRISTIAN AND JEWISH SPACE IN ISTANBUL},
  author={Marc David Baer},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={36},
  pages={159 - 181}
}
  • M. Baer
  • Published 1 May 2004
  • History
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
On 24 July 1660, a great conflagration broke out in Istanbul. An Ottoman writer conveys the horror of the event: “[t]housands of homes and households burned with fire. And in accordance with God's eternal will, God changed the distinguishing marks of night and day by making the very dark night luminous with flames bearing sparks, and darkening the light-filled day with black smoke and soot.” The fire began in a store that sold straw products outside the appropriately named Firewood Gate (Odun… 
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