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Sultan’s Dreams Project is an affiliate of Newbook Digital Texts. It introduces the Ottoman sultan Murad III and his dream letters that he sent to his spiritual master. The Sultan’s letters were collected in a manuscript, entitled  The Kitābu’l-Menāmāt (“The Book of Dreams”) in 1592/1593, a few years before the Sultan’s death.  A diplomatic edition of the text was recently published by Ozgen Felek in Turkey by Tarih Vakfı Yurt Yayınları.

Upon its publication, The Book of Dreams has been well received in Turkish Media:

Book Cover

Sultan‘ın bilinçaltında neler varmış neler!
Şark’tan Garb’a kadar hükümdar benim
III. Murad’ın Rüyaları
Saltanatın bilinçaltı: Sultan III. Murad’ın Rüya Mektupları

These letters are currently being translated into English by Ozgen Felek and Walter G. Andrews for publication.

Sultan’s Dreams Project includes the English translation of the first 100 letters into English along with some information about the Sultan and The Kitābu’l-Menāmāt. 

For more information on Murad III and Islamic dream culture, please see suggested readings.