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This book deals with three main points of the History of the Barbary corsairs : a renewed presentation of privateering, the original and unknown attempt of conversion of the privateers to seaborne trade, their failure and elimination from the Mediterranean after 1816.
By rereading Tocqueville's classic, The Old Régime and the French Revolution, through an Ottoman prism this study probes the unresolved paradoxes in modern analyses of 18th century institutional change while documenting critical facets of an Eurasian state that remains in the shadow of modern ...
Dealing with the guilds of seventeenth-century Istanbul, this volume provides new information and insights into guild organization, issues of traditionalism and change, and the complex nature of the relationship between the Ottoman state and its guilds.
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 ...
Edited by Fikret Adanir and Suraiya Faroqhi
Throughout, the contributors have distanced themselves from the nostalgia for ‘the past greatness’ of certain rulers of yore, and aimed for a detached, source-based assessment of historical developments. They have made a conscious effort to debunk ancient myths, although, human weakness being ...
This book studies the life and times of Grand Vezir Mahmud Pasha Angelovic, illuminating aspects of the period of transition of the Balkans and Anatolia from Byzantine to Ottoman rule and the transformation of the Ottoman principality into an empire.
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.
The 50 guilds of Ottoman Jerusalem (production, services, commerce) are thoroughly described and analysed for the first time, based on internal plethora of evidence gathered from the unique source of the sijill court records of the XVIth-XVIIIth centuries. 19 facsimiles + translations.
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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