Download Architecture and Hagiography in the Ottoman Empire: The by Zeynep Yürekli PDF

By Zeynep Yürekli

In response to a radical exam of structures, inscriptions, archival records and hagiographies, this e-book uncovers the political importance of Bektashi shrines within the Ottoman imperial age. It therefore offers a clean and accomplished account of the formative strategy of the Bektashi order, which began as a community of social teams that took factor with Ottoman imperial regulations within the overdue 15th century, was once counseled imperially as a part of Bayezid II's (r. 1481-1512) delicate strength coverage, and stored lower than money by means of imperial specialists because the Ottoman method of the Safavid clash hardened in the course of the remainder of the 16th century. This publication demonstrates that it was once a mix of 2 collective actions that validated the first parameters of Bektashi tradition from the overdue 15th century onwards. One was once the writing of Bektashi hagiographies; they associated hitherto unique social teams (such as wandering dervishes and warriors) with one another during the lives of old figures who have been their id markers (such because the saint Hac Bektas and the martyr Seyyid Gazi), whereas incorporating them into Ottoman historical past in inventive methods. the opposite one was once the architectural remodelling of the saints' shrines. by way of sort, imagery and content material, this interrelated literary and architectural output unearths a classy technique of negotiation with the imperial order and its cultural paradigms. tested in additional aspect within the ebook are the shrines of Seyyid Gazi and Hac Bektas and linked legends and hagiographies. notwithstanding confirmed as self sufficient associations in medieval Anatolia, they have been joined within the rising Bektashi community below the Ottomans, turned its significant centres and underwent radical architectural transformation, mostly lower than the patronage of raider commanders established within the Balkans. They therefore got here to occupy an middleman socio-political area among the Ottoman empire and its contestants within the 16th century.

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Download Ottomans Imagining Japan: East, Middle East, and Non-Western by R. Worringer PDF

By R. Worringer

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

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Download Byzantine Economy by Angeliki E. Laiou PDF

By Angeliki E. Laiou

It is a concise survey of the economic system of the Byzantine Empire from the fourth century advert to the autumn of Constantinople in 1453. Organised chronologically, the ebook addresses key issues resembling demography, agriculture, production and the city financial system, alternate, financial advancements, and the function of the country and beliefs. It offers a accomplished evaluate of the economic climate with an emphasis at the monetary activities of the nation and the effective position of the town and non-economic actors, similar to landlords, artisans and money-changers. the ultimate bankruptcy compares the Byzantine economic climate with the economies of western Europe and concludes that the Byzantine economic climate used to be essentially the most profitable examples of a combined economic climate within the pre-industrial global. this can be the one concise common historical past of the Byzantine economic system and may be crucial analyzing for college students of monetary heritage, Byzantine background and medieval historical past extra mostly.

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Download War and Diplomacy: The Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878 and by Peter Sluglett, M Hakan Yavuz PDF

By Peter Sluglett, M Hakan Yavuz

Combining various disciplinary views, warfare and international relations argues that the main occasions that portended the start of the tip of the multiethnic Ottoman Empire have been the The Russo-Turkish battle of 1877–1878 and the Treaty of Berlin. The essays during this quantity learn how the struggle and the treaty completely reworked the political panorama either within the Balkans and within the Caucasus. The treaty marked the top of Ottoman hegemony within the Balkans via officially spotting the independence or de facto sovereignty of Romania, Serbia, and Montenegro, and the autonomy of Bulgaria. 

By introducing the unitary geographical region because the new organizing idea, the treaty planted the seeds of destiny clash, from the Balkan Wars of 1912–1913 and the 1st international struggle to the new civil wars and ethnic detoxification in former Yugoslavia. The significance of the defeat of the Ottoman Empire via Russia—and ultimately by means of the opposite nice powers—and the human, fabric, and territorial losses that proved deadly to the venture of Muslim liberal reform and modernization that the Ottoman kingdom had introduced in the course of the nineteenth century.
War and international relations offers the 1st comparative exam of the treaty and its socio-political implications for the Balkans and the Caucasus by using the theoretical instruments and techniques of political technology, sociology, background, and diplomacy. Representing the newest scholarship within the box of analysis, this quantity files the complaints of a convention at the Treaty of Berlin that used to be held on the college of Utah in 2010. It offers a huge contribution to figuring out the ancient heritage of those events. 

War and international relations documents the complaints of the 1st of 3 conferences:
1878 Treaty of Berlin (in 2010)
Balkan Wars (in 2011)
World struggle I (in 2012)
Proceedings of the ultimate meetings may also be released via the collage of Utah Press.



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Download Istanbul: The Imperial City by John Freely PDF

By John Freely

"Surrounded through a garland of waters" at the slim straits of the Bosporus dividing Europe and Asia, Istanbul, previously often called Constantinople, has been an unequalled locus of cultural trade considering the fact that its beginnings because the Greek colony Byzantium. In its greater than twenty-six centuries of lifestyles town has survived numerous usual and political catastrophes, overseas conquests, and dynastic upheavals, enduring wonderful adjustments in faith, language, political prestige, and identify. regardless of those onslaughts of time, a colourful neighborhood personality and spirit have abided. This interesting heritage of town from its beginning to the current is a consultant for the curious tourist in addition to an evocation of an illustrious prior. additionally incorporated is a complete gazetteer of all significant monuments and museums

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Download The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922 by Donald Quataert PDF

By Donald Quataert

The Ottoman Empire used to be some of 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 maintains to impact the peoples of the center East, the Balkans and important and western Europe to the current day. This new survey examines the key tendencies in the course of the latter years of the empire, being attentive to gender concerns and to hotly-debated subject matters akin to the therapy of minorities. during this moment variation, Donald Quataert has up to date his authoritative textual content, revised the bibliographies, and integrated short biographies of significant figures of the Byzantines and the post-Ottoman center East. First variation Hb (2000) 0-521-633281 First variation Pb (2000) 0-521-63360-5

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Download Russo-Turkish War 1877 by Quintin Barry PDF

By Quintin Barry

While Russia declared conflict at the Ottoman Empire in April 1877, it used to be the 5th time through the 19th century that hostilities had damaged out among the 2 empires. in this social gathering the opposite nice Powers had performed all they can to avoid it, even supposing public opinion within the West were surprised through Turkey's brutal repression of the Bulgarian rebellion. The struggle was once to be fought in certain theaters. In Europe, as on earlier events, the Russian goal was once to go first the Danube after which the bold Balkan Mountains earlier than extraordinary for Constantinople. In Asia, over territory additionally contested repeatedly prior to, the Russians aimed to grab Kars after which Erzerum. initially all went good for the invaders, the Turks making no severe try to carry the road of the Danube, whereas a thrust south via normal Gourko succeeded in crossing the Balkans through a move now not formerly thought of manageable. At Plevna, even though, the Russian improve stalled within the face of the decided security of where via the redoubtable Osman Pasha. In Asia, in the meantime, after preliminary luck, the Russian develop was once halted by means of defeat at Zevin. terrible strategic judgment at the a part of the Turks resulted in their failure to exploit the chance supplied by way of Osman, even after the Russians had suffered 3 bloody defeats at Plevna. finally, after the city was once heavily invested, it fell to the besiegers. In Asia, the Turks suffered an immense defeat within the conflict of God's Mountain, and have been pushed again to Erzerum, whereas Kars fell to a super attack via the Russian forces. those defeats marked the start of the top for the Turks. via January 1878 the Russians have been over the Balkans in strength, and the final workable Turkish military used to be surrounded and captured at Shenovo. Armistice negotiations ended in a suspension of hostilities and to the treaty of San Stefano. the opposite nice Powers had watched the clash with mounting nervousness and have been made up our minds to average the phrases of San Stefano which had imposed harsh stipulations at the Ottoman Empire. This, following tortuous diplomatic negotiations, they succeeded in doing on the Congress of Berlin in July 1878. This publication, the 1st army heritage of the warfare in English for over a century, lines the process the campaigns, analyzing the numerous events on which the end result of a conflict may need long past the opposite direction, and the functionality of the fighters, either leaders and led. The booklet considers the level to which the events utilized the teachings of modern wars, in addition to the conclusions which may be drawn from the event of strive against with the newest guns. It additionally explores the advanced causes of the nice Powers typically, and Britain specifically, in bringing a few ultimate payment, which postponed the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. The author's specified textual content is observed via an intensive variety of black and white illustrations, a magnificent colour plate part containing reproductions of work through artists equivalent to Vereshchagin, plus black and white and colour conflict maps. broad orders of conflict also are supplied.

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Download Hotel Bosphorus (Kati Hirschel, Book 1) by Esmahan Aykol PDF

By Esmahan Aykol

"What concerns is that [Esmahan] Aykol makes use of the style to inform us a bit extra in regards to the global than we’re used to listening to from extra advertisement writers."—Newsday

"A incredible novel approximately Istanbul. The Turkish lifestyle, prejudices, males, politics, corruption—Esmahan Aykol writes approximately these kind of with a mild and funny touch."—Petros Markaris, writer of Che devoted Suicide and Zone Defence

"Bubbling with hedonism, enthusiasm, love of lifestyles and books, this could be vital interpreting for these holidaying in Turkey, viewers to Istanbul, and fans of crime novels."—Hamburger Abendblatt

This debut through a tender Turkish girl novelist is determined in her loved Istanbul. The heroine, Kati Hirschel, is a foreigner and proud proprietor of the single secret bookstall on the town. while the director of a movie starring an old-fashioned pal is located murdered in his resort room, Kati can't face up to the temptation to begin her personal maverick research. in any case, her good friend Petra is the police's critical suspect, and interpreting all these detective novels should have taught Kati something.

This suspenseful story of homicide includes a heroine who's humorous, feisty and undresses males in her brain extra usually than she would prefer. It makes use of humor, social statement, or even erotic delusion to reveal Western prejudices approximately Turkey, in addition to Turkish stereotyping of different Europeans.

Esmahan Aykol used to be born in 1970 in Edirne, Turkey. She was once a journalist for a few Turkish courses and radio stations. After a stint as a bartender she became to fiction writing. Hotel Bosphorus is her first novel and may be by means of others that includes Kati Hirschel.

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Download Studies on Ottoman Social and Political History: Selected by Kemal H. Karpat PDF

By Kemal H. Karpat

This paintings includes a set of articles and essays released in numerous journals, which search to spot and research frequently the interior forces which remodeled the Ottoman nation right into a number of nationwide states within the Balkans and the center East. It reports the transformation of "miri" (state) lands into inner most estate, the following upward thrust of a brand new propertied center classification within the nation-state with its personal stratum of intellectuals and notables as getting ready the increase of a civil order which embraced or rejected because the scenario demanded the outdated statist philosophy and the hot paperwork. It stories migration as a key issue which introduced many Muslim ethnic teams into Anatolia that produced a social restructuring and new glossy Ottoman-Islamic-Turkish tradition that shaped the ethno-cultural roots of Republican Turkey.

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