In Ottoman Turkish manuscripts, Yale students find delicious mysteries

Dîvân-ı Halîm, Turkish MSS Suppl 48, is collection of poetry by Halim Giray Sultan, who lived from 1772 to 1824 and was a member of the Crimean Khanate, a Turkic state that existed from 1441 to 1783. The illuminated and gilded manuscript is one of 568 Ottoman Turkish manuscripts housed at the Beinecke Library. (Photo credit: Michael S. Helfenbein)
Thursday, December 19, 2019