Download E-books Mapping the Ottomans: Sovereignty, Territory, and Identity in the Early Modern Mediterranean PDF

Easy paradigms of Muslim-Christian war of words and the increase of Europe within the 17th century don't suffice to give an explanation for the ways that ecu mapping anticipated the "Turks" in snapshot and narrative. quite, maps, commute money owed, compendia of data, and different texts created an image of the Ottoman Empire via a posh layering of historical past, ethnography, and eyewitness testimony, which juxtaposed present occasions to classical and biblical background; counted area when it comes to peoples, routes, and fortresses; and used the land and seascapes of the map to say possession, claim victory, and include imperial power's succeed in. Enriched all through through examples of Ottoman self-mapping, this booklet examines how Ottomans and their empire have been mapped within the narrative and visible mind's eye of early sleek Europe's Christian kingdoms. The maps function centerpieces for discussions of early sleek area, time, borders, phases of commute, info flows, invocations of authority, and cross-cultural family members.

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Download E-books The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire: The Rise of the Halveti Order, 1350-1650 PDF

One among extra poorly understood facets of the Ottoman Empire has been the flourishing of Sufi mysticism lower than its auspices. This examine tracks the evolution of the Halveti order from its modest origins in medieval Azerbaijan to the emergence of the influential Sa'baniyye, whose diversity as soon as prolonged in the course of the Empire. through rigorously reconstructing the lives of previously imprecise figures within the historical past of the order, a posh photograph emerges of the connections between Halveti teams, the kingdom, and society. much more very important, because the Sa'baniyye grew out of the cities and villages of the northern Anatolian mountains instead of the main city centres, this paintings brings a different point of view to the lives, paintings, and worship of Ottoman matters open air of the key city centres of the Empire. alongside the way in which, the examine sheds mild on less-visible actors, comparable to ladies and artisans, and demanding situations generalizations in regards to the actions and methods of Ottoman mystics.

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Download E-books The Young Atatürk: From Ottoman Soldier to Statesman of Turkey PDF

By George W. Gawrych

Mustafa Kemal―latterly and higher often called Atatürk―is absolutely the towering determine of contemporary Turkish background. yet what used to be his route to energy? and the way did his early profession as a soldier within the Ottoman military impact his later judgements as President? The younger Atatürk tracks the lesser lined interval of Kemal’s life―from the conflict of Independence to the founding of the Republic―and indicates that it's only via realizing Kemal’s army profession that you'll be able to absolutely understand how he advanced as one of many 20th century’s so much impressive statesmen. Delving into Kemal’s army writings, orders, and political judgements, speeches, proclamations and personal correspondences, this publication presents a rounded and nuanced portrait of the making of an important statesman.

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Download E-books Imperial Istanbul: A Traveller's Guide: Includes Iznik, Bursa and Edirne (Tauris Parke Paperbacks) PDF

Jane Taylor's vintage guidebook to Istanbul is stated because the final creation to town. It leads guests from the nice monuments of Byzantium and early Constantinople to the mosques and palaces equipped for Suleyman the amazing and the opposite Sultans whereas supplying either sensible details and a wealthy historic context. It additionally covers more moderen websites: starting from the mundane (the Galatasaray fishmarket) to the outstanding pavilions and villas of past due Ottoman instances. as well as Istanbul, the towns of Iznik, Bursa and Edirne are lined in huge element. packed with maps, itineraries, plans and outlines of all of the websites that any customer might wish to determine, this is often the single guidebook tourist to Istanbul will ever need.

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Download E-books Syro-Hittite Monumental Art and the Archaeology of Performance: The Stone Reliefs at Carchemish and Zincirli in the Earlier First Millennium BCE (Topoi) PDF

By Alessandra Gilibert

The ceremonial facilities of the Syro-Hittite city-states (1200-700 BC) have been lavishly embellished with large-scale, open-air figurative reliefs - an unique and tremendously influential inventive culture. yet why precisely did the construction of such an array of huge photographs ever commence? This quantity explores how Syro-Hittite enormous paintings was once used as a strong backdrop to special ritual occasions, and opens up a brand new standpoint by way of situating huge artwork within the context of public performances and civic spectacles of serious emotional influence, equivalent to processions, royal triumphs, and dynastic funerals.

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Download E-books Frontiers of the Ottoman Imagination: Studies in Honour of Rhoads Murphey PDF

"Frontiers of the Ottoman mind's eye" is a compilation of articles celebrating the paintings of Rhoads Murphey, the eminent student of Ottoman stories who has labored on the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and glossy Greek stories on the college of Birmingham for greater than 20 years. This quantity deals issues: the flexibility and impression of Rhoads Murphey is noticeable the following during the paintings of his colleagues, associates and scholars, in a suite of top of the range and leading edge scholarship. Secondly, it's a testomony of the legacy of Rhoads and the CBOMGS on this planet of Ottoman experiences. the gathering contains articles overlaying themes as different as cartography, city reports and fabric tradition, spanning the Ottoman centuries from the past due Byzantine/early Ottoman to the 20 th century. members comprise: Ourania Bessi, Hasan Colak, Marios Hadjianastasis, Sophia Laiou, Heath W. Lowry, Konstantinos Moustakas, Claire Norton, Amanda Phillips, Katerina Stathi, Johann Strauss, Michael Ursinus, Naci Yorulmaz."

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Download E-books Kurds of Modern Turkey: Migration, Neoliberalism and Exclusion in Turkish Society (Library of Modern Middle East Studies) PDF

The function of the Kurds in Turkey has lengthy been a arguable factor, even though dialogue has in most cases been targeted round the political and cultural rights and actions of the Kurds. This ebook goals to convey a brand new method of this contentious topic via transferring realization to the altering well known photograph of the Kurds in Turkish towns. It focuses relatively at the ways that the middle-class in Turkish towns enhance an exclusionary discourse opposed to the Kurds. Cenk Saraçoglu investigates the social origins of one of these conception via bringing into concentration how neoliberal monetary guidelines and Kurdish migration have remodeled city existence in Turkey.

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Download E-books The Armenian Rebellion at Van (Utah Series in Turkish and Islamic Stud) PDF

Before international struggle I, the traditional urban of Van in southeastern Anatolia had a inhabitants of roughly 100,000 humans, whereas the inhabitants of Van Province was once approximately 500,000. Armenians shaped a wide minority, with Kurdish tribes and Turks within the majority.

The Armenian uprising at Van presents a long-overdue exam of Van from the 1870s to 1919. because the authors country, "The Armenian insurrection used to be an essential component of the nice catastrophe that overcame the folk of the Ottoman East. The slaughter of Muslims that followed the Armenian insurrection in Van Province inexorably led first to Kurdish reprisals at the Armenians, then to a basic and mutual bloodbath of the folks of the East."

The activities at Van supply a window into the far-reaching occasions that quickly in different elements of Anatolia.

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Download E-books Ottomans Imagining Japan: East, Middle East, and Non-Western Modernity at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series) PDF

Modern "clash of civilizations" among the Islamic global and the West are in lots of methods rooted in 19th-century resistance to Western hegemony. This compellingly argued and punctiliously researched transnational research info the ways that Japan served as a version for Ottomans achieve "non-Western" modernity in a Western-dominated international order.

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