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Излагая методы, пользуясь которыми, для интерпретации истории Османской империи можно использовать первичные и вторичные источники, автор обращается к студентам и исследователям в этой и смежной областях и дисциплинах, чтобы облегчить знакомство с такими документами. Рассматривая как архивные, так и нарративные источники, автор объясняет, как они подготавливались, чтобы убедить читателей применять критический подход к их данным, и не считать априори, что всё зарегистрированное в официальных документах является обязательно точным или даже истинным. В то время как книга, по существу, может использоваться в качестве руководство по сложной дисциплине для начинающих исследователей, опытные тюркологи могут найти в ней много новых и провокационных интерпретаций.Образцы сканов:

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But then team spirit, in this day and age, is a virtue acquired and practised by many people. More problematic is the question of what we may call ‘cultural literacy’, because it is not usually possible to make up for this deficiency by cooperation. Ottoman civilisation is no longer with us, even though its impact is. Tracing continuities is a favourite game among historians, and some modern authorities choose to place the‘great divide’ between Ottoman and modern Turkish society at some fairly late point in time (both Keyder, 1987 and Zu¨rcher, 1993 seem to favour 1945–50).

2 ENTERING THE FIELD PRE L IMI N AR I ES : L AN GU AG E AND CU LT U RA L SK IL LS The present chapter being directed at the student entering the field, a few words should be said about the languages which the future Ottoman historian will need for his/her research. Here it is important to be realistic, and we will need to distinguish scholarly ideals from what can be realised with the practical possibilities at hand. Indispensable for everyone are Ottoman and modern Turkish, along with English as the major means of access to the international scholarly community.

The Forgotten Frontier, A History of the Sixteenth-century Ibero-African Frontier (Chicago, London: Chicago University Press) (brilliant; has unfortunately remained an isolated phenomenon). Humphreys, R. Stephen (revised edn 1995). Islamic History, a Framework for Inquiry (London, New York: I. B. Tauris) (focus on the mediaeval Middle East, many ideas on research projects). Inalcık, Halil (1969). ‘Capital Formation in the Ottoman Empire’, The Journal of Economic History, XXIX, 1, 97–140 (a classic; one of the texts which made the author into the major figure in Ottoman history).

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