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An Ottoman Traveller

Author : Evliya Çelebi
ISBN : 1906011443
Genre : Travel
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Evliya Celebi was the 17th century's most diligent, adventurous, and honest recorder, whose puckish wit and humor are laced throughout his ten-volume masterpiece. This brand new translation brings Evliya sparklingly back to life. "This superb selection from the 'Seyahatname' introduces Evliya Celebi, who witnessed history, recorded ethnological facts scrupulously, and allowed his mind to range freely into the realism of the fabulous providing us with an insider's depiction of the Ottoman worldview."-Henry Glassie, Professor Emeritus of Turkish Studies at Indiana University. "Celebi's writings provide a fascinating and unmatched picture of his world, and this volume finally makes his journeys available to an English-speaking audience."-Choice
Category: Travel

Living In The Ottoman Ecumenical Community

Author : Vera Costantini
ISBN : 9789047433187
Genre : History
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This book dedicated to Suraiya Faroqhi regards the Ottoman Empire rather as an Ecumenical Community than only as a polity. The contributions included in this volume describe some of the close contacts between various ecumenical communities within and beyond the Ottoman borders, and their interaction in the early modern “one world” to which Ottoman Empire belonged.
Category: History

Travel And Artisans In The Ottoman Empire

Author : Suraiya Faroqhi
ISBN : 9780857738585
Genre : History
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It has often been assumed that the subjects of the Ottoman sultans were unable to travel beyond their localities - since peasants needed the permission of their local administrators before they could legitimately leave their villages. However Suraiya Faroqhi’s extensive archival research shows that this was not the case. Pious men from all walks of life went on pilgrimage to Mecca, slaves fled from their masters and craftspeople travelled in search of work. Faroqhi shows that even those craftsmen who did not travel extensively had some level of mobility. Challenging existing historiography and providing an important new perspective, this book will be essential reading for students and scholars of Ottoman history.
Category: History

The Ottoman Empire And The World Around It

Author : Suraiya Faroqhi
ISBN : 1845111222
Genre : History
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In Islamic law the world was made up of the House of Islam and the House of War with the Ottoman Sultan--the perceived successor to the Caliphs--supreme ruler of the Islamic world. However, Suraiya Faroqhi demonstrates that there was no iron curtain between the Ottoman and other worlds but rather a long-established network of diplomatic, financial, cultural and religious connections. These extended to the empires of Asia and the modern states of Europe. Faroqhi's book is based on a huge study of original and early modern sources, including diplomatic records, travel and geographical writing, as well as personal accounts.
Category: History

The Ottoman World

Author : Christine Woodhead
ISBN : 9781136498947
Genre : History
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The Ottoman empire as a political entity comprised most of the present Middle East (with the principal exception of Iran), north Africa and south-eastern Europe. For over 500 years, until its disintegration during World War I, it encompassed a diverse range of ethnic, religious and linguistic communities with varying political and cultural backgrounds. Yet, was there such a thing as an ‘Ottoman world’ beyond the principle of sultanic rule from Istanbul? Ottoman authority might have been established largely by military conquest, but how was it maintained for so long, over such distances and so many disparate societies? How did provincial regions relate to the imperial centre and what role was played in this by local elites? What did it mean in practice, for ordinary people, to be part of an ‘Ottoman world’? Arranged in five thematic sections, with contributions from thirty specialist historians, The Ottoman World addresses these questions, examining aspects of the social and socio-ideological composition of this major pre-modern empire, and offers a combination of broad synthesis and detailed investigation that is both informative and intended to raise points for future debate. The Ottoman World provides a unique coverage of the Ottoman empire, widening its scope beyond Istanbul to the edges of the empire, and offers key coverage for students and scholars alike.
Category: History

Christians And Muslims In Ottoman Cyprus And The Mediterranean World 1571 1640

Author : Ronald Jennings
ISBN : 9780814743188
Genre : History
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Wrested from the rule of the Venetians, the island of Cyprus took on cultural shadings of enormous complexity as a new province of the Ottoman empire, involving the compulsory migration of hundreds of Muslim Turks to the island from the nearby Karamna province, the conversion of large numbers of native Greek Orthodox Christians to Islam, an abortive plan to settle Jews there, and the circumstances of islanders who had formerly been held by the venetians. Delving into contemporary archival records of the lte sixteenth and early seventeenth conturies, particularly judicial refisters, Professor Jennings uncovers the island society as seen through local law courts, public works, and charitable institutions.
Category: History

Gypsies In The Ottoman Empire

Author : Elena Marushiakova
ISBN : 1902806026
Genre : History
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The Roma presence in the European part of the Ottoman Empire - the Balkans - is centuries old and it is not by accident that this regions has often been called the second motherland of the Gypsies. From this region Gypsies moved westwards taking with them inherited Balkan cultural models and traditions. This book explores the history, ethnography, social structure and culture of the Gypsies in the Ottoman Empire. It is based on archival sources, mainly detailed tax registers, special laws, guild registers and court documents. Notes on Gypsies in books by foreign travellers are also included.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of The Ottoman Empire

Author : Ga ́bor A ́goston
ISBN : 9781438110257
Genre : Electronic books
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Presents a comprehensive A-to-Z reference to the empire that once encompassed large parts of the modern-day Middle East, North Africa, and southeastern Europe.
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Kurdish Notables And The Ottoman State

Author : Hakan Ozoglu
ISBN : 0791459942
Genre : Political Science
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Examines early Kurdish nationalism within the context of the demise of the Ottoman Empire.
Category: Political Science