Download E-books As If Silent and Absent: Bonds of Enslavement in the Islamic Middle East PDF

By Ehud R. Toledano

This groundbreaking ebook reconceptualizes slavery during the voices of enslaved people themselves, voices that experience remained silent within the narratives of traditional heritage. Focusing particularly at the Islamic center East from the past due eighteenth to the early 20th century, Ehud R. Toledano examines how bonded individuals skilled enslavement in Ottoman societies. He attracts on courtroom documents and various different unexamined fundamental resources to discover vital new information regarding the Africans and Circassians who have been forcibly faraway from their very own societies and transplanted to center East cultures that have been alien to them. Toledano additionally considers the stories of those enslaved humans in the context of the worldwide heritage of slavery. The e-book seems to be on the bonds of slavery from an unique point of view, relocating clear of the normal master/slave domination paradigm towards the perspective of the enslaved and their responses to their plight. With prepared and unique insights, Toledano indicates new methods of pondering enslavement.

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Download E-books Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkish Identity: A Constructivist Approach (International Relations Series) PDF

By utilizing the middle insights of the constructivist procedure in diplomacy, this booklet analyzes the international coverage habit of Turkey. It argues that all through its smooth historical past, Turkey's international coverage has been plagued by its Western identification created within the years following the struggle of Independence.

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Download E-books A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East (The Contemporary Middle East) PDF

By Heather J. Sharkey

Throughout centuries, the Islamic heart East hosted huge populations of Christians and Jews as well as Muslims. this day, this variety is generally absent. during this booklet, Heather J. Sharkey examines the heritage that Muslims, Christians, and Jews as soon as shared opposed to the transferring backdrop of kingdom rules. targeting the Ottoman center East prior to global warfare I, Sharkey deals a vibrant and full of life research of daily social contacts, costume, song, nutrition, bathing, and extra, as they introduced humans jointly or driven them aside. traditionally, Islamic traditions of statecraft and legislation, which the Ottoman Empire maintained and tailored, taken care of Christians and Jews as safe subordinates to Muslims whereas prescribing limits to social blending. Sharkey indicates how, amid the pivotal alterations of the fashionable period, efforts to concurrently guard and dismantle those hierarchies heightened tensions alongside non secular traces and set the level for the twentieth-century heart East.

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Download E-books Guild Dynamics in Seventeenth-Century Istanbul: Fluidity and Leverage (Ottoman Empire and Its Heritage) PDF

By Eunjeong Yi

The Istanbul guilds of the Ottoman Empire witnessed a interval of profound financial and political turbulence in the course of the 17th century. Drawing at the kadi court docket files of Istanbul, the writer explores problems with guild association, questions the so-called traditionalism of Ottoman guilds, and examines the power of the guilds to barter with the kingdom during periods of peace, battle and riot. not just does this research shed new gentle at the query of what the Ottoman guilds have been and what they have been able to, however it additionally areas the guilds of Istanbul into the broader, dynamic context of latest heritage. This paintings is a useful addition to a person drawn to Ottoman social and political heritage.

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Download E-books Ottoman Ulema, Turkish Republic: Agents of Change and Guardians of Tradition PDF

By Amit Bein

To larger comprehend the various inheritance of Islamic pursuits in present-day Turkey, we needs to take a more in-depth examine the non secular institution, the ulema, throughout the first 1/2 the 20 th century. through the remaining years of the Ottoman Empire and the early many years of the Republic of Turkey, the unfold of secularist and anti-religious rules had a huge impression at the perspectives and political leanings of the ulema. This publication explores the highbrow debates and political routine of the spiritual institution in this time.

Bein finds how competing visions of improvement motivated debates approximately reforms in non secular schooling and the modernization of the medreses. He additionally explores the reactions and altering attitudes of Islamic intellectuals to the spiritual rules of the secular republic, and gives a greater figuring out of the adjustments within the dating among faith and nation. Exposing department in the non secular institution, this publication illuminates the ulema's long-lasting legacies nonetheless in facts in Turkey today.

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Download E-books The Making of Neoliberal Turkey PDF

By Cenk Ozbay

Exploring the divergent features of the guideline of neoliberalism in Turkey in view that Nineteen Eighties, each one bankruptcy during this e-book highlights a selected measurement of this socio-economic approach and jointly, those essays build an intensive exam of the whirlwind of alterations lately skilled by way of Turkish society. With specific concentrate on the hot ways that social energy operates, professional participants discover new discourses and subjectivities round environmentalism, well-being, pop culture, monetary regulations, feminism and motherhood, city area and minorities, type and masculinities. through wondering the first impact of the kingdom in those micro-political concerns, they have interaction with techniques of neoliberalism and governmentality to supply a clean, grounded and analytical point of view at the routes during which social energy navigates the society. This sustained exam of the hot axes of strength and subjectivity, with a specific eye at the formation of latest political areas of governance and resistance, deepens the research of Turkey’s scan with neoliberal globalization.

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Download E-books The View from Istanbul: Ottoman Lebanon and the Druze Emirate PDF

By Abdul Rahim Abu Husayn

The background of Ottoman Lebanon within the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries has, in the past, obtained merely the main constrained realization. What paintings has been performed has been dependent upon restricted neighborhood and ecu literature. because the first paintings to make distinctive stories and broad use of Ottoman chancery records, The View From Istanbul serves to fill many gaps within the old list. How did the Ottomans run their empire? How did they view Lebanon? What have been their leading issues within the sector? every one part is prefaced through a brief creation that areas the records in old context and analyzes their content material and scope.

Published by way of I.B.Tauris in organization with the Centre of Lebanese Studies

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Download E-books A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey PDF

By Clyde E. Fant

Approximately two-thirds of the hot Testament--including all the letters of Paul, lots of the booklet of Acts, and the publication of Revelation--is set open air of Israel, in both Turkey or Greece. even if biblically-oriented excursions of the parts that have been as soon as historic Greece and Asia Minor became more and more well known, up previously there was no definitive guidebook for those very important sites.
In A advisor to Biblical websites in Greece and Turkey, recognized, well-traveled biblical students supply a desirable ancient and archaeological consultant to those websites. The authors exhibit numerous new insights into the biblical textual content whereas reliably guiding the visitor via each major position pointed out within the Bible. The ebook thoroughly strains the trips of the Apostle Paul throughout Turkey (ancient Asia Minor), Greece, Cyprus, and the entire islands of the Mediterranean. an outline of the site and background of every website is given, through an interesting dialogue of its biblical importance. sincerely written and in non-technical language, the paintings hyperlinks the newest in biblical examine with contemporary archaeological findings. a trip to the location is defined, entire with easy-to-follow jogging instructions, indicating the main goods of archaeological curiosity. special web site maps, historic charts, and maps of the areas are built-in into the textual content, and a word list of phrases is provided.
Easy to take advantage of and abundantly illustrated, this targeted consultant can help viewers to Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus to understand the wealthy historical past, value, and nice ask yourself of the traditional international of the Bible.

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Download E-books National and State Identity in Turkey: The Transformation of the Republic's Status in the International System PDF

National and nation identification in Turkey makes use of the options of nationwide and kingdom identification to check Turkey’s family and overseas politics and clarify how the country’s place within the overseas process has replaced over the past ten years. nation identification is known because the consequence of a remodeled nationwide id, linking either household and overseas degrees.

Toni Alaranta argues that there was a thorough reformulation of Turkey’s nationwide identification, curiosity, and positioning on the planet because the Justice and improvement occasion (AKP) got here to energy in 2002. This reworked identification has helped the rustic renegotiate its prestige on the planet. He first examines the altering nature of Turkey’s nationwide id prior to taking a look at the fight among severe positions—secularism and Islamism. He then explains how the “New Turkey” discourse is a part of an Islamic-conservative ideology that pursuits the inspiration of the “domestic other,” or minorities, as opposed to the Turkish-Muslim “self.” This discourse is reworking not just the idea of nationwide identification but in addition Turkey’s family members with the remainder of the realm, and especially with the eu Union.

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Download E-books Explorations in Ottoman Prehistory PDF

By Rudi Paul Lindner

The origins of the Ottomans, whose firm governed a lot of the close to East for greater than part a millennium, have lengthy tantalized and eluded students, lots of whom have thrown up their fingers in exasperation. whereas the later fourteenth- and fifteenth-century background of the Ottomans has develop into larger identified, the sooner years have proved an attractive and recalcitrant puzzle. A reconsideration of the assets and a canvass of recent ones has lengthy been late. Rudi Paul Lindner’s Explorations in Ottoman Prehistory is the 1st publication in over sixty years to re-evaluate the overture to Ottoman history.

In addition to undertaking a serious exam of the Ottoman chronicles and the Byzantine annals, Lindner develops hitherto unutilized geographic info and formerly unknown numismatic facts and in addition attracts on tourists’ descriptions of the Anatolian panorama in an previous epoch. by way of investigating who the Ottomans have been, the place they got here from, and the place they settled and why, in addition to what kind of relationships they'd with their acquaintances within the past due 13th and early fourteenth centuries, Lindner makes an enticing and lucid contribution to an another way very small shop of data of Ottoman background within the early phases of the empire.

Rudi Paul Lindner is Professor of background on the college of Michigan and writer of Nomads and Ottomans in Medieval Anatolia, part of Indiana University’s Uralic and Altaic Series.

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