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Osman's Dream

Author: Caroline Finkel
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2012-07-19
Genre: History
ISBN: 1848547854
Rating: 4.7/5 (54 downloads)

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The Ottoman chronicles recount that the first sultan, Osman, dreamt of the dynasty he would found - a tree, fully-formed, emerged from his navel, symbolising the vigour of his successors and the extent of their domains. This is the first book to tell the full story of the Ottoman dynasty that for six centuries held sway over territories stretching, at their greatest, from Hungary to the Persian Gulf, and from North Africa to the Caucasus. Understanding the realization of Osman's vision is essential for anyone who seeks to understand the modern world.

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Osman's Dream

Author: Caroline Finkel
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2007-04-24
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780465023974
Rating: 4.5/5 (239 downloads)

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The Ottoman Empire was one of the largest and most influential empires in world history. Its reach extended to three continents and it survived for more than six centuries, but its history is too often colored by the memory of its bloody final throes on the battlefields of World War I. In this magisterial work-the first definitive account written for the general reader-renowned scholar and journalist Caroline Finkel lucidly recounts the epic story of the Ottoman Empire from its origins in the thirteenth century through its destruction in the twentieth.

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Honored by the Glory of Islam

Author: Marc David Baer
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2011-09
Genre: History
ISBN: 0199797838
Rating: 4.7/5 (38 downloads)

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Marc David Baer proposes a novel approach to the historical record of Islamic conversions during the Ottoman age and gathers fresh insights concerning the nature of religious conversion itself. Rather than explaining Ottoman Islamization in terms of the converts' motives, Baer concentrates on the proselytizing sultan Mehmet IV (1648-87).

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The Ottoman Empire

Author: Hourly History
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2017-01-09
ISBN: 9781540744173
Rating: 4.0/5 (441 downloads)

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Ottoman Empire A startling reality burst Osman's dream of a sole enduring promise land. The pious, Sufi mystics, beys, emirs and tribes on Anatolia's frontiers chased the Ottoman vision. Sultans would rise and build multicultural millets and stir the soul of caliphs. Drawn to the allure of the Orient Express, coffee and velvet, the burst didn't happen over night. Merchants, nobility and guilded artisans built markets and trade routes. Risking their lives, Ottomans crossed the pirate-riddled Adriatic. Sultans and gazis embraced the crescent's rise. Inside you will read about... - Origins until the Balkan Conquests - Institutions & Society: Millets, Guilds, Trade, Religion and Mysticism - Fifteenth Century Imperial Style, Sixteenth Century Golden Age, Cracks before World War I - The Eastern Question And much more!. Western industrialization and the Enlightenment gripped hearts and minds as starry-eyed Ottoman astronomers and society embraced a Golden Age. Yet with any rise comes the reality that Sir Lawrence of Arabia and the Berlin-Baghdad Express alliances could only foreshadow. Designs on the lands turned the empire into the Eastern Question during World War I in a prelude to today's Middle East.

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The Ottoman Empire

Author: Mehrdad Kia
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2008-12-23
Genre: History
ISBN: 0313344418
Rating: 4.4/5 (18 downloads)

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The Ottoman Empire was one of the most powerful empires in history, known for its military prowess, multi-cultural make-up, and advances in art and architecture. Positioned at the crossroads of East and West, at its height it encompassed most of Southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. In existence from the late 13th century until 1922, the Ottoman legacy can still be felt today throughout the Balkans and the Arab world in the areas of politics, diplomacy, education, language, and religion. This comprehensive volume is a valuable addition to world history curricula and adds a level of historical understanding to the current conflicts within the Western and Islamic worlds.

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The Ottoman Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Author: Mehrdad Kia
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2017-06-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 1610693892
Rating: 4.3/5 (92 downloads)

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This two-volume reference provides university and high school students—and the general public—with a wealth of information on one of the most important empires the world has ever known. • Features approximately 180 entries that cover a wide variety of topics related to political, social, and culture aspects of Ottoman society • Features numerous primary documents that add to the vividness of the portrayal of individuals and events • Explores the many countries and numerous ethnic, linguistic, and cultural groups encompassed by the Ottoman Empire • Shows how, for much of its history, Jews, Christians, and Muslims lived side by side in this vast realm • Provides the only work of its kind written for university undergraduates, high school students, and the general public

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Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire

Author: Ga ́bor A ́goston
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 689
Release: 2010-05-21
Genre: History
ISBN: 1438110251
Rating: 4.0/5 (51 downloads)

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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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A Military History of the Ottomans: From Osman to Ataturk

Author: Mesut Uyar Ph.D.
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2009-09-23
Genre: History
ISBN: 031305603X
Rating: 4.6/5 (3 downloads)

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The Ottoman Army had a significant effect on the history of the modern world and particularly on that of the Middle East and Europe. This study, written by a Turkish and an American scholar, is a revision and corrective to western accounts because it is based on Turkish interpretations, rather than European interpretations, of events. As the world's dominant military machine from 1300 to the mid-1700's, the Ottoman Army led the way in military institutions, organizational structures, technology, and tactics. In decline thereafter, it nevertheless remained a considerable force to be counted in the balance of power through 1918. From its nomadic origins, it underwent revolutions in military affairs as well as several transformations which enabled it to compete on favorable terms with the best of armies of the day. This study tracks the growth of the Ottoman Army as a professional institution from the perspective of the Ottomans themselves, by using previously untapped Ottoman source materials. Additionally, the impact of important commanders and the role of politics, as these affected the army, are examined. The study concludes with the Ottoman legacy and its effect on the Republic and modern Turkish Army. This is a study survey that combines an introductory view of this subject with fresh and original reference-level information. Divided into distinct periods, Uyar and Erickson open with a brief overview of the establishment of the Ottoman Empire and the military systems that shaped the early military patterns. The Ottoman army emerged forcefully in 1453 during the siege of Constantinople and became a dominant social and political force for nearly two hundred years following Mehmed's capture of the city. When the army began to show signs of decay during the mid-seventeenth century, successive Sultans actively sought to transform the institution that protected their power. The reforms and transformations that began frist in 1606successfully preserved the army until the outbreak of the Ottoman-Russian War in 1876. Though the war was brief, its impact was enormous as nationalistic and republican strains placed increasing pressure on the Sultan and his army until, finally, in 1918, those strains proved too great to overcome. By 1923, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk emerged as the leader of a unified national state ruled by a new National Parliament. As Uyar and Erickson demonstrate, the old army of the Sultan had become the army of the Republic, symbolizing the transformation of a dying empire to the new Turkish state make clear that throughout much of its existence, the Ottoman Army was an effective fighting force with professional military institutions and organizational structures.

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Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire

Author: Mehrdad Kia
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2011
Genre: History
ISBN: 031333692X
Rating: 4.6/5 (2 downloads)

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• The extensive bibliography provides rich and diverse sources of further reading • An index provides quick reference to the individuals and places mentioned in the text

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The Causes of War

Author: Alexander Gillespie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2021-01-14
Genre: Law
ISBN: 1509912193
Rating: 4.2/5 (93 downloads)

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This is the fourth volume of a projected six-volume series charting the causes of war from 3000 BCE to the present day, written by a leading international lawyer, and using as its principal materials the documentary history of international law, largely in the form of treaties and the negotiations which led up to them. These volumes seek to show why millions of people, over thousands of years, slew each other. In departing from the various theories put forward by historians, anthropologists and psychologists, the author offers a different taxonomy of the causes of war, focusing on the broader settings of politics, religion, migrations and empire-building. These four contexts were dominant and often overlapping justifications during the first four thousand years of human civilisation, for which written records exist.

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Fathers and Sons

Author: M. McMillan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2013-06-18
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 1137297891
Rating: 4.7/5 (91 downloads)

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This book traces the rise of the political dynasty in the Middle East and, in the process, provides the context for the current Arab uprising. The author shows that a father-to-son transfer of power has no basis in Islam, and yet the idea of dynastic power became entrenched in the Middle East.

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Der Schild Europas

Author: Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford
Total Pages: 309
Release: 1965
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Urban Elites of Zadar

Author: Stephan Kar Sander-Faes
Publsiher: Viella Libreria Editrice
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2013-07-31T00:00:00+02:00
Genre: History
ISBN: 8867281313
Rating: 4.1/5 (13 downloads)

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This book examines economic, geographical, and social mobility in the early modern Adriatic by focusing on the urban elites of Zadar during the crucial decades between the naval battles of Preveza (1538) and Lepanto (1571). The city, then known as Zara, was the nominal capital of Venice’s possessions in the Adriatic, and was a major hub for commerce, communication, and exchange. This case study aims at three aspects of everyday life along the frontiers of Latin Christianity during the apogee of Ottoman dominance in the Mediterranean. First, it analyses early modern communication, network density, and the protagonists’ interactions in the Adriatic. This analysis is based, for the first time, on procura contracts, resulting in a more nuanced picture of Venetian dominion. Next, it examines Zadar’s property markets in an investigation of the economic developments in Dalmatia during the sixteenth century. The third part focuses on the streets of Zadar and the interaction of its diverse inhabitants – nobles, citizens, residents, and foreigners alike. This book also uses a new conceptual approach of a Venetian Commonwealth, an entity based not only on hard power, allegiance, and domination, but also on cultural diffusion, shared knowledge, and collective experiences that shaped everyday life in all of Venice’s possessions. Sixteenth-century Zadar serves as an example of such a Venetian Commonwealth that encompassed the city itself, allowed for the inclusion of all neighbouring communities, and fit into the larger framework of the Republic of Venice.

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God's Shadow

Author: Alan Mikhail
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2020-08-18
Genre: History
ISBN: 0571331920
Rating: 4.1/5 (2 downloads)

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The Ottoman Empire was a hub of flourishing intellectual fervor, geopolitical power, and enlightened pluralistic rule. At the helm of its ascent was the omnipotent Sultan Selim I (1470-1520), who, with the aid of his extraordinarily gifted mother, Gülbahar, hugely expanded the empire, propelling it onto the world stage. Aware of centuries of European suppression of Islamic history, Alan Mikhail centers Selim's Ottoman Empire and Islam as the very pivots of global history, redefining such world-changing events as Christopher Columbus's voyages - which originated, in fact, as a Catholic jihad that would come to view Native Americans as somehow "Moorish" - the Protestant Reformation, the transatlantic slave trade, and the dramatic Ottoman seizure of the Middle East and North Africa. Drawing on previously unexamined sources and written in gripping detail, Mikhail's groundbreaking account vividly recaptures Selim's life and world. An historical masterwork, God's Shadow radically reshapes our understanding of a world we thought we knew. A leading historian of his generation, Alan Mikhail, Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at Yale University, has reforged our understandings of the past through his previous three prize-winning books on the history of Middle East.

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The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750

Author: Hamish Scott
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2015-07-23
Genre: History
ISBN: 019102001X
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This Handbook re-examines the concept of early modern history in a European and global context. The term 'early modern' has been familiar, especially in Anglophone scholarship, for four decades and is securely established in teaching, research, and scholarly publishing. More recently, however, the unity implied in the notion has fragmented, while the usefulness and even the validity of the term, and the historical periodisation which it incorporates, have been questioned. The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 provides an account of the development of the subject during the past half-century, but primarily offers an integrated and comprehensive survey of present knowledge, together with some suggestions as to how the field is developing. It aims both to interrogate the notion of 'early modernity' itself and to survey early modern Europe as an established field of study. The overriding aim will be to establish that 'early modern' is not simply a chronological label but possesses a substantive integrity. Volume II is devoted to 'Cultures and Power', opening with chapters on philosophy, science, art and architecture, music, and the Enlightenment. Subsequent sections examine 'Europe beyond Europe', with the transformation of contact with other continents during the first global age, and military and political developments, notably the expansion of state power.

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Dreams and Lives in Ottoman Istanbul

Author: Asli Niyazioglu
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2016-10-04
Genre: History
ISBN: 1317148126
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Dreams and Lives in Ottoman Istanbul explores biography writing and dream narratives in seventeenth-century Istanbul. It focuses on the prominent biographer ‘Aṭā’ī (d. 1637) and with his help shows how learned circles narrated dreams to assess their position in the Ottoman enterprise. This book demonstrates that dreams provided biographers not only with a means to form learned communities in a politically fragile landscape but also with a medium to debate the correct career paths and social networks in late sixteenth and early seventeenth-century Istanbul. By adopting a comparative approach, this book engages with current scholarly dialogues about life-writing, dreams, and practices of remembrance in Habsburg Spain, Safavid Iran, Mughal India and Ming China. Recent studies have shown the shared rhythms between these contemporaneous dynasties and the Ottomans, and there is now a strong interest in comparative approaches to examining cultural life. This first English-language monograph on Ottoman dreamscapes addresses this interest and introduces a world where dreams changed lives, the dead appeared in broad daylight, and biographers invited their readers to the gardens of remembrance.

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Enlightenment and Violence

Author: Tadd Fernée
Publsiher: SAGE Publishing India
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2013-11-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 9351504239
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Enlightenment and Violence is a history of ideas that proposes a multi-centred and non-Eurocentric interpretation of the Enlightenment as a human heritage. This comparative study reconstructs how modernity was negotiated in different intellectual and political contexts as a national discourse within the broader heritage of Enlightenment. The author has compared 16th and 20th century Indian history to the early modern histories of Persia, Turkey and Western Europe in order to ground analysis of their 20th century nation-making experiences within a common problematic. The focus is upon an ethic of reconciliation over totalizing projects as a means to create non-violent conflict resolution in the modern context. It is suggested that an emergent ethic of reconciliation in nation-making—inspired by the Indian paradigm—harbours the potential to create more democratic and open societies, in rejection of the authoritarian patterns that too frequently shaped the experiences of the 20th century.