Living in the Ottoman Realm
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Living in the Ottoman Realm : Empire and Identity, 13th to 20th Centuries

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Living in the Ottoman Realm brings the Ottoman Empire to life in all of its ethnic, religious, linguistic, and geographic diversity. The contributors explore the development and transformation of identity over the long span of the empire's existence. They offer engaging accounts of individuals, groups, and communities by drawing on a rich array of primary sources, some available in English translation for the first time. These materials are examined with new methodological approaches to gain a deeper understanding of what it meant to be Ottoman. Designed for use as a course text, each chapter includes study questions and suggestions for further reading.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22.86mm | 494g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 25 b&w illus.
  • 0253019435
  • 9780253019431
  • 1,329,439

About Christine Isom-Verhaaren

Christine Isom-Verhaaren is Assistant Professor of History at Brigham Young University. She is author of Allies with the Infidel: The Ottoman and French Alliance in the Sixteenth Century.Kent F. Schull is Associate Professor of Ottoman and Modern Middle East History at Binghamton University, SUNY and author of Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms of Modernity.show more

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This unique volume . . . stands out from the many other assembled volumes on the Ottoman Empire due to the focused and coherent picture of the empire it presents. . . . Highly recommended. * Choice *show more

Table of contents

Introduction: Dealing with Identity in the Ottoman Empire / Christine Isom-Verhaaren and Kent F. SchullPart I. 13th-15th Centuries. Emergence and Expansion: From Frontier Beylik to Cosmopolitan Empire1. The Giving Divide: Food Gifts and Social Identity in Late Medieval Anatolia /Nicolas Trepanier2. Changing Perceptions along the Frontiers: The Moving Frontier with Rum in the Late Medieval Anatolian Frontier Narratives / Zeynep Aydoan3. The Genoese of Pera in the Fifteenth Century: The Case of the Draperio and Spinola Families / F. Ozden Mercan4. From Byzantine Aristocracy to Ottoman Ruling Elite: Mahmud Pasha Angelovi and his Christian Circle, 1458-1474 / Theoharis Stavrides5. Neri's Cihannuma, an Early Ottoman History Book and the Politics of Ottoman Identity / Murat Cem Menguc6. A Shaykh, a Prince and a Sack of Corn: An Anatolian Sufi Becomes Ottoman / Hasan KaratasPart II. 15-17th Centuries. Expansion and Cultural Splendor: The Creation of a Sunni Islamic Empire7. Ibn-i Kemal's Confessionalism and the Construction of an "Ottoman" Islam / Nabil al-Tikriti8. Becoming Ottoman in Sixteenth-century Aintab / Leslie Peirce9. Making Jerusalem Ottoman / Amy Singer10. Ibrahim b. Khidr al-Qaramani: A Merchant and Urban Notable of Early Ottoman Aleppo / Charles Wilkins11. Mihrimah Sultan: A Princess Constructs Ottoman Dynastic Identity / Christine Isom-VerhaarenPart III. 17th-18th Centuries. Upheaval and Transformation: From Conquest to Administrative State12. The Sultan's Advisors and their Opinions on the Identity of the Real Ottoman Elite, 1580-1653 / Linda T. Darling13. Fleeing "The Vomit of Infidelity": Borders, Conversion, and Muslim Women's Agency in the Early Modern Mediterranean / Eric Dursteller14. Policing Morality: Crossing Gender Communal Boundaries in an Age of Political Crisis and Religious Controversy in Seventeenth-Century Istanbul / Fariba Zarinebaf15. Leaving France, "Turnishow more

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