Download Catalogue of Turkish Manuscripts in the Library of Leiden by Jan Schmidt PDF

By Jan Schmidt

The current catalogue is the fourth and ultimate quantity in a sequence that covers the Turkish manuscripts preserved in public libraries and museums within the Netherlands. This quantity provides specific descriptions of Turkish manuscripts in minor Dutch collections, present in libraries and museums in Leiden, Utrecht, Groningen and different cities. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Download The City of the Moon God: Religious Traditions of Harran by Tamara M Green PhD PDF

By Tamara M Green PhD

This learn treats the non secular and highbrow historical past of the town of Harran (Eastern Turkey) from biblical occasions all the way down to the institution of Islam. the writer starts off from the well known reference within the Qur'an and the early Islamic histories to the folks of Harran as Sabians, one of many 'peoples of the book.' the writer unravels strands of non secular culture in Harran that run from the outdated Semitic planetary cults via Hellenistic hermeticism, gnosticism, and Neo-Pythagoreanism and Christian cults to esoteric Islamic sects comparable to the Sufis and Shiites.

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Download Mapping the Ottomans: Sovereignty, Territory, and Identity by Palmira Brummett PDF

By Palmira Brummett

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 eu mapping predicted the "Turks" in photograph and narrative. really, maps, go back and forth money owed, compendia of information, and different texts created an image of the Ottoman Empire via a fancy layering of historical past, ethnography, and eyewitness testimony, which juxtaposed present occasions to classical and biblical background; counted house by way of 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 by means of examples of Ottoman self-mapping, this e-book examines how Ottomans and their empire have been mapped within the narrative and visible mind's eye of early smooth Europe's Christian kingdoms. The maps function centerpieces for discussions of early smooth house, time, borders, levels of commute, info flows, invocations of authority, and cross-cultural family members.

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Download The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922 (New Approaches to European by Donald Quataert PDF

By Donald Quataert

The Ottoman Empire used to be probably the most very important non-Western states to outlive from medieval to trendy instances, and performed an essential function in ecu and international heritage. It keeps to impact the peoples of the center East, the Balkans and important and western Europe to the current day. This new survey examines the foremost traits in the course of the latter years of the empire, taking note of gender matters and to hotly-debated subject matters reminiscent of the remedy of minorities. during this moment version, Donald Quataert has up to date his authoritative textual content, revised the bibliographies, and incorporated short biographies of significant figures of the Byzantines and the post-Ottoman heart East. First variation Hb (2000) 0-521-633281 First variation Pb (2000) 0-521-63360-5

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Download From Empire to Republic: Turkish Nationalism and the by Taner Akçam PDF

By Taner Akçam

The homicide of multiple million Armenians by means of the Ottoman Turkish executive in 1915 has been stated as genocide. but virtually a hundred years later, those crimes stay unrecognized by way of the Turkish kingdom. This e-book is the 1st try by way of a Turk to appreciate the genocide from a perpetrator's, instead of victim's, viewpoint, and to contextualize the occasions of 1915 inside of Turkey's political historical past and western local guidelines. Turkey at the present time is in the course of a tumultuous transition. it's rising from its Ottoman legacy and on its solution to acceptance via the west as an ordinary kingdom country. yet until eventually it confronts its earlier and current violations of human rights, it's going to by no means be a really democratic kingdom. This ebook explores the resources of the Armenian genocide, how Turks this day view it, the meanings of Turkish and Armenian id, and the way the lengthy legacy of western intervention within the quarter has suppressed reform, instead of promoted democracy.

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Download Theodore Spandounes: On the Origins of the Ottoman Emperors by Donald M. Nicol PDF

By Donald M. Nicol

The Turkish conquest of Constantinople in 1453 and the exceptional enlargement of the Ottoman Empire thereafter produced a prepared marketplace within the West for works concerning the origins, heritage and associations of the Turks. Theodore Spandounes, himself of a Greek refugee kinfolk from Constantinople who had settled in Venice, was once one of many first to post this kind of paintings. Its ultimate model, released in 1538, was once written in Italian. This ebook bargains the 1st English translation of the total textual content, with a old statement and explanatory notes.

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Download The Making of Modern Turkey by Ugur Umit Ungor PDF

By Ugur Umit Ungor

The jap provinces of the Ottoman Empire was once a multi-ethnic quarter the place Armenians, Kurds, Syriacs, Turks, and Arabs lived jointly within the similar villages and towns. The disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and upward thrust of the kingdom country violently altered this example. Nationalist elites intervened in heterogeneous populations they pointed out as items of information, administration, and alter. those usually violent procedures of kingdom formation destroyed historic areas and emptied multicultural towns, clearing the way in which for contemporary kingdom states.

The Making of contemporary Turkey highlights how the younger Turk regime, from 1913 to 1950, subjected japanese Turkey to varied varieties of nationalist inhabitants guidelines aimed toward ethnically homogenizing the area and incorporating it within the Turkish country kingdom. It examines how the regime applied applied sciences of social engineering, resembling actual destruction, deportation, spatial making plans, compelled assimilation, and reminiscence politics, to extend ethnic and cultural homogeneity in the state nation. Drawing on mystery documents and unexamined files, Ugur Umit Ungor demonstrates that issues of country defense, ethnocultural identification, and nationwide purity have been at the back of those rules. The jap provinces, the heartland of Armenian and Kurdish existence, grew to become an epicenter of younger Turk inhabitants rules and the theatre of unparalleled degrees of mass violence.

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