This book includes 21 illustrations. The contents include: Part I. Social Life: The Turks of the Capital; Official and Military Turks; Denizens of the Palaces; Provincial and Country Folk; Holiday Life. Part II. Religious Beliefs and Institutions: Mosques and Their Guardians; Beliefs and Superstitions; Fasts, Feasts and Pilgrimage; Intellectual Progress; Mysticism and Free thought. Part III. Domestic Life: The Harem System; Family Ceremonies-(1) Birth and Circumcision Ceremonies; Family Ceremonies-(2) Marriage Ceremonies; Family Ceremonies-(3) Funeral Ceremonies; Turkish Homes and Home Life; and The Future of the Osmanli Turks.