دليل الأرشيف العثماني فهرس جامع لوثائق الدولة العثمانية في أرشيف رئاسة الوزراء التركية
Translated into Arabic by Salih Sadawi
Preface by Halit Eren
İstanbul, 2008 (in Arabic),
The archival materials inherited from the Ottoman State constitute a unique fund of references as regards the history of all the regions and present nation states which were once part of the Ottoman world: Arab countries, the Balkans, the Mediterranean, North Africa, etc. The collections preserved at the Department of Ottoman Archives attached to the Directorate General of State
Archives, Prime Ministry of the Republic of Turkey, are the State archives of the Ottoman Empire. This is the Arabic translation of the guidebook that was published by the Prime Ministry’s Directorate General of State Archives in 2000. The Introduction gives information on the Ottoman state archive system, the evolution of the archive, the classifications of the collections. The book gives information on the contents of the collections of the Imperial Council, the Imperial Registry, the Sublime Porte, Yıldız Palace, the different departments of the State, the provincial archives; the third section describes the collections of maps, albums and photographs, collections transferred from personal archives and catalogues of documents contained in archives within and outside Turkey. The fourth section describes the administrative structure of the Directorate General of State Archives and the rules to be followed while doing research index is added to the guidebook.
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