Sublime Porte

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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.

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The two rulers reacted in different ways: Barbu Stirbei agreed to submit to the tsar, while Grigorie Ghica remained faithful to the Sublime Porte (Boicu, 1973: 129).
At the same time Russia proposed a peace plan according to which: the previous Russo-Turkish treaties regarding Moldavia, Wallachia and Serbia should be recognised; the Sublime Porte should present a special authentication regarding the application of religious liberties and orthodox immunities; the Romanian Principalities should be evacuated and their administration according to the Treaty of Adrianople should be re-established; the Treaty of 1841 referring to the integrity of the Ottoman empire should be valid (Cernovodeanu, 1992: 81-96).
And the Britain government obtained Iranian government and Sublime Porte approval.
The situation deteriorated so rapidly that by 1854, the Sublime Porte was forced to seek help abroad in the form of a loan raised in London.
And from this reason, the Sublime Porte re-established by the Sultan and all the administrative organs of the Ottoman State bore similarity to those in Europe.
The most important of these were the Council Hall or meeting chambers of the divan and the associated Tower of Justice, and the Sublime Porte (bab-i ali), the gate to the Third Court, at the center of the north wall.
Le Maroc en accueillit un grand nombre a cote d'autres villes nord-africaines et de la Sublime porte.
That is, unless there is another goal behind establishing such a council, meaning that it is a council "higher" than what stands between the two countries, in the style of the Ottoman High or Sublime Porte (BEob-?
Over time, the symbolism of the words Sublime Porte came to include not only the impressive Ottoman court, but also the Ottoman Empire's position as a gateway between Asia and Europe.
Looking to gain Roman Catholic support at home, in 1852 Napoleon in demanded that the Sublime Porte in Constantinople recognise France as the protector of Christian monks and pilgrims in the Holy Places.
Interest in Greece had grown dramatically from the middle of the century, when the Society of Dilettanti had sponsored a number of expeditions to Athens, and in early 1801, the British Ambassador to Ottoman Sublime Porte, the 7th Earl of Elgin, got permission for his agents to study the ruins of the Parthenon (partly destroyed in 1687).
Discarding his New Christian disguise at the court of the Turkish Sultan, he became what Cecil Roth calls "the all-powerful adviser at the Sublime Porte.