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Candan Badem, Tunceli University, Turkey
This book analyzes the Crimean War from the Ottoman perspective based mainly on Ottoman and Russian primary sources, and includes an assessment of the War’s impact on the Ottoman state and Ottoman society.
Charles L. Wilkins, Wake Forest University
This study examines how mobilization for war by the Ottoman state reshaped the social and political institutions of a provincial city. Using local court records, it traces profound changes in the life of residential quarters, military garrisons, and guilds.
Finbarr Barry Flood
Focussing on the Great Mosque of Damascus, this volume discusses the scope and significance of the building campaign undertaken by the Umayyad caliph al-Walid b. ‘Abd al-Malik (86-96/705-15), and its implications for the development of early Islamic visual culture.
Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh
This urban and architectural study of Aleppo reconstructs the city’s evolution over the first two centuries of Ottoman rule and proposes a new model for the understanding of the reception and adaptation of imperial forms, institutions and norms in a provincial setting.
Robert Dankoff. With an Afterword by Gottfried Hagen
This monograph examines Evliya Çelebi's travel account to get at Ottoman perceptions of the world, relating to geography, administration, religion, narative styles, sexual relations, dream interpretation, and conceptions of the self.
By examining available demographic data and petitions submitted by non-Muslims for accepting Islam, this volume convincingly reconstructs the stages of the Islamization process in the Balkans and offers an insight to the motives and factors behind conversion.
This volume presents the transformation of the Greek-speaking Jewish community of Byzantine Constantinople into an Ottoman, ethnically diversified immigrant community. As the Ottomans influenced its cultural and social values, the community strived to preserve its boundaries with the surrounding ...
This study offers a thorough treatment of Ottoman policy with respect to Christianity's holiest shrines during the first two centuries of Ottoman rule in Jerusalem. Based on official Ottoman records found in the registers of the kadi's court in Jerusalem as well as the Prime Ministry's Archives ...
Selçuk Akşin Somel
This first comprehensive study on Ottoman educational reform is based on archival material and providing new information on curricular policies applied in the provinces and toward different ethnic groups.
Edited by Géza Dávid and Pál Fodor
This unique, comparative description of the Hungarian, Habsburg, and Ottoman military frontiers in the fifteenth-seventeenth centuries provides fascinating reading to those interested in military history. It concentrates on the administration, finance, manpower problems, and aspects of the ...
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