Porte, Sublime


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Porte, Sublime

 

the name once used for the government of the Ottoman Empire in European diplomatic documents and literature. It was also known as the Ottoman Porte, the High Gate, or the Gate of the Eminent. Occasionally, the Ottoman Empire itself was called the Sublime Porte.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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