Summary Book Review An Ottoman Era Town in the Balkans by Velika Ivkovska:
Download or read book An Ottoman Era Town in the Balkans written by Velika Ivkovska and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-08-10 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An Ottoman Era Town in the Balkans: The Case Study of Kavala presents the town of Kavala in Northern Greece as an example of Ottoman urban and residential development, covering the long period of Kavala’s expansion over five centuries under Ottoman rule. Kavala was part of the Ottoman Empire from 1387 to 1912. In the middle of the sixteenth century, Ibrahim Pasha, grand vizier of Suleiman the Magnificent, contributed to the town's prosperity and growth by the construction of an aqueduct. The Ottomans also rebuilt and extended the existing Byzantine fortress. The book uncovers new findings about Kavala, and addresses the key question: is there an authentic "Ottoman" built environment that the town and its architecture share? Through the examination of travellers’ accounts, historical maps, and archival documents, the Ottoman influences on the urban settlement of Kavala are assessed. From its original founding by the Ottomans in the late fourteenth century to the nineteenth century when the expansion of tobacco production in the area transformed its prosperity, the development of Kavala as an Ottoman era town is explored. The book will be of interest to scholars and students interested in Ottoman history and urban history.
Summary Book Review The Representation of the Ottoman Orient in Eighteenth Century English Literature by Hasan Baktir:
Download or read book The Representation of the Ottoman Orient in Eighteenth Century English Literature written by Hasan Baktir and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2010-08-01 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inspired by the growing interest in oriental countries and cultures, Hasan Baktir examines the representation of the "Ottoman Orient" in 18th century English literature, taking a new perspective to achieve a comprehensive understanding and investigating different aspects of the interaction between the Ottoman Orient and 18th century Europe.A number of questions continue to arise in the wake of Said's 1978 landmark study, "Orientalism". How monodirectional was the flow of power in such representations? To what extent did the travelling observer also participate and become influenced by the phenomena he tried to depict without attachment? What variety of motivations lay behind the desire to know and represent the Oriental other -- was it simply a question of political control? Or were there deeper, more enigmatic factors at play -- sexuality, existential affirmation, even utter idiosyncrasy? How various and diverse was the Western response to the East -- can we discern degrees of sympathy, knowledge, and difference in the various Orients offered to us by the canonical and non-canonical figures of 18th century English letters? Baktir's study provides answers to many aspects of these questions, through a detailed examination of very different texts.Baktir does not completely reject Said's argument that European writers created a separate discourse to represent the Orient; rather, he shows us that there was also a dialogic and negotiating tendency which did not make a radical distinction between the East and the West. Relying his argument on 18th century pseudo-oriental letters, oriental tales, and oriental travelogues, Baktir demonstrates that the representation of the Ottoman Orient in 18th century English literature differs essentially from earlier centuries because a developing critical and liberal spirit established a negotiation between the two worlds. In this book, he indicates how the critical and inquisitive spirit of the age of Enlightenment interanimated Oriental and European cultures.
Summary Book Review The Ottoman Empire, 1700–1922 by Donald Quataert:
Download or read book The Ottoman Empire, 1700–1922 written by Donald Quataert and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2005-08-11 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Ottoman Empire was one of the most important non-Western states to survive from medieval to modern times, and played a vital role in European and global history. It continues to affect the peoples of the Middle East, the Balkans and central and western Europe to the present day. This new survey examines the major trends during the latter years of the empire; it pays attention to gender issues and to hotly-debated topics such as the treatment of minorities. In this second edition, Donald Quataert has updated his lively and authoritative text, revised the bibliographies, and included brief biographies of major figures on the Byzantines and the post Ottoman Middle East. This accessible narrative is supported by maps, illustrations and genealogical and chronological tables, which will be of help to students and non-specialists alike. It will appeal to anyone interested in the history of the Middle East.
Summary Book Review The Ottoman Turks by Justin Mccarthy:
Download or read book The Ottoman Turks written by Justin Mccarthy and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-06 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Justin McCarthy's introductory survey traces the whole history of the Ottoman Turks from their obscure beginnings in central Asia, through the establishment and rise of the Ottoman Empire to its collapse after World War One under the pressures of nationalism. Vividly illustrated with many maps, this introductory overview is designed for non-specialists but is written with great authority and with access to original sources. It fills an important gap for an authoritative but accessible account of the rise of one of the world's great civilizations.
Summary Book Review An Ottoman Century by Dror Ze'evi:
Download or read book An Ottoman Century written by Dror Ze'evi and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1996-08-01 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This sweeping look at the city and the District of Jerusalem in the 17th century paints a vivid picture of life in an Ottoman province.
Summary Book Review The European Tributary States of the Ottoman Empire in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries by Gábor Kármán:
Download or read book The European Tributary States of the Ottoman Empire in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries written by Gábor Kármán and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2013-06-20 with total page 459 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The European Tributary States is the first attempt to give a comprehensive overview of the similarities and differences in the Ottoman Empire’s relationship to Moldavia, Wallachia, Transylvania, Ragusa, the Crimean Khanate as well as the Cossack Hetmanate.
Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire by Ga ́bor A ́goston:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire written by Ga ́bor A ́goston and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2010-05-21 with total page 689 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a comprehensive A-to-Z reference to the empire that once encompassed large parts of the modern-day Middle East, North Africa, and southeastern Europe.
Summary Book Review Image and Imperialism in the Ottoman Revolutionary Press, 1908-1911 by Palmira Johnson Brummett:
Download or read book Image and Imperialism in the Ottoman Revolutionary Press, 1908-1911 written by Palmira Johnson Brummett and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2000-03-02 with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This work of cultural history is drawn against the backgrounds of Ottoman-European relations and press history. It shows how Ottoman cartoonists merged the literary and artistic cultures of East and West through comparisons to the press production and art of Europe, India, Latin America, and the Middle East. In doing so, it intersects with the broader set of studies in European history, the implications of modernity, and the rhetorical use of images."--BOOK JACKET.
Summary Book Review A Historical Archaeology of the Ottoman Empire by Uzi Baram:
Download or read book A Historical Archaeology of the Ottoman Empire written by Uzi Baram and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2000-08-31 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Archaeology in the Middle East and the Balkans rarely focuses on the recent past; as a result, archaeologists have largely ignored the material remains of the Ottoman Empire. Drawing on a wide variety of case studies and essays, this volume documents the emerging field of Ottoman archaeology and the relationship of this new field to anthropological, classical, and historical archaeology as well as Ottoman studies.
Summary Book Review Crisis of the Ottoman Empire by James J. Reid:
Download or read book Crisis of the Ottoman Empire written by James J. Reid and published by Franz Steiner Verlag. This book was released on 2000 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work focuses upon the military problems of the Ottoman Empire in the era 1839 to 1878. The author examines the Crimean War (1853 to 1856) from the perspective of the Ottoman army, using British and French sources, as well as the few available Ottoman materials. Scholarship on the war has ignored this aspect, but the high quality of work about the British, French, and Russian involvement in the war has enabled the present study to advance its own work. The inability of the Ottoman high command to learn the lessons of the Crimean War led to serious defeats in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878. Revolts occurring in this period also receive attention. While the book analyzes the nature of war in the Balkans and Anatolia, its primary objective is the study of the war's social and psychological influences. This perspective runs as a theme throughout the book, but the author focuses on the psychological aspects in the final chapter using comparative perspectives. .
Summary Book Review The Politics of Households in Ottoman Egypt by Jane Hathaway:
Download or read book The Politics of Households in Ottoman Egypt written by Jane Hathaway and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2002-04-04 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a lucidly argued revisionist study of Ottoman Egypt, first published in 1996, Jane Hathaway challenges the traditional view that Egypt's military elite constituted a revival of the institutions of the Mamluk sultanate. The author contends that the framework within which this elite operated was the household, a conglomerate of patron-client ties that took various forms. In this respect, she argues, Egypt's elite represented a provincial variation on an empire-wide, household-based political culture. The study focuses on the Qazdagli household. Originally, a largely Anatolian contingent within Egypt's Janissary regiment, the Qazdaglis dominated Egypt by the late eighteenth century. Using Turkish and Arabic archival sources, Jane Hathaway sheds light on the manner in which the Qazdaglis exploited the Janissary rank hierarchy, while forming strategic alliances through marriage, commercial partnerships and the patronage of palace eunuchs.
Summary Book Review Dismantling the Ottoman Empire by Nevzat Uyanık:
Download or read book Dismantling the Ottoman Empire written by Nevzat Uyanık and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-09-16 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Prior to World War I, American involvement in Armenian affairs was limited to missionary and educational interests. This was contrary to Britain, which had played a key role in the diplomatic arena since the Treaty of Berlin in 1878, when the Armenian question had become a subject of great power diplomacy. However, by the end of the war the dynamics of the international system had undergone drastic change, with America emerging as one of the primary powers politically involved in the Armenian issue. Dismantling the Ottoman Empire explores this evolution of the United States’ role in the Near East, from politically distant and isolated power to assertive major player. Through careful analysis of the interaction of Anglo-American policies vis-à-vis the Ottoman Armenians, from the Great War through the Lausanne Peace Conference, it examines the change in British and American strategies towards the region in light of the tension between the notions of new diplomacy vs. old diplomacy. The book also highlights the conflict between humanitarianism and geostrategic interests, which was a particularly striking aspect of the Armenian question during the war and post war period. Using material drawn from public and personal archives and collections, it sheds light on the geopolitical dynamics and intricacies of great power politics with their long-lasting effects on the reshuffling of the Middle East. The book would be of interest to scholars and students of political & diplomatic history, Near Eastern affairs, American and British diplomacy in the beginning of the twentieth century, the history of the Ottoman Empire, the Middle East and the Caucasus.
Summary Book Review The Religious and Cultural Landscape of Ottoman Manastır by Robert Mihajlovski:
Download or read book The Religious and Cultural Landscape of Ottoman Manastır written by Robert Mihajlovski and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-09-06 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this ground-breaking work on the Ottoman town of Manastir (Bitola), Robert Mihajlovski, provides a detailed account of the development of Islamic, Christian and Sephardic religious architecture and culture as it manifested in the town and precincts.
Summary Book Review Historical Dictionary of the Ottoman Empire by Selcuk Aksin Somel:
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of the Ottoman Empire written by Selcuk Aksin Somel and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2003-02-13 with total page 1016 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here you will find an in-depth treatise covering the political social, and economic history of the Ottoman Empire, the last member of the lineage of the Near Eastern and Mediterranean empires and the only one that reached the modern times both in terms of internal structure and world history.
Summary Book Review Miners and the State in the Ottoman Empire by Donald Quataert:
Download or read book Miners and the State in the Ottoman Empire written by Donald Quataert and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2006-02-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of the miners of Zonguldak presents a particularly graphic local lens through which to examine questions that have been of major concern to historians—most prominently, the development of the state, the emergence of capitalism, and the role of the working classes in these large processes. This book examines such major issues through the actual experiences of coal miners in the Ottoman Empire. The encounters of mine workers with state mining officials and private mine operators do not follow the expected patterns of labor-state-capital relations as predicted by the major explanatory paradigms of modernization or dependency. Indeed, as the author clearly shows, few of the outcomes are as predicted. The fate of these miners has much to offer both Ottoman and Middle East specialists as well as scholars of the developing world and, more generally, those interested in the connections between economic development and social and political change.
Summary Book Review The A to Z of the Ottoman Empire by Selcuk Aksin Somel:
Download or read book The A to Z of the Ottoman Empire written by Selcuk Aksin Somel and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2010 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The A to Z of the Ottoman Empire is an in-depth treatise covering the political, social, and economic history of the Ottoman Empire, the last member of the lineage of the Near Eastern and Mediterranean empires and the only one that reached the modern times both in terms of internal structure and world history.
Summary Book Review The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe by Daniel Goffman:
Download or read book The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe written by Daniel Goffman and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2002-04-25 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text provides an introduction to the history and institutions of the Ottoman Empire and presents a claim for its inclusion in Europe, as opposed to being apart from it due to its many cultural differences.