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Approaching Ottoman History: An Introduction to the Sources
     

Approaching Ottoman History: An Introduction to the Sources

by Faroqhi Suraiya, Suraiya Faroqhi
 

ISBN-10: 0521661684

ISBN-13: 9780521661683

Pub. Date: 02/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In a state-of-the art introduction to Ottoman history, Suraiya Faroqhi explores the documentary sources and explains how to interpret them to students in the field and in related disciplines. By considering both archival and narrative sources, she demonstrates why they were prepared, encouraging her readers to adopt a critical approach to their findings. While the

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In a state-of-the art introduction to Ottoman history, Suraiya Faroqhi explores the documentary sources and explains how to interpret them to students in the field and in related disciplines. By considering both archival and narrative sources, she demonstrates why they were prepared, encouraging her readers to adopt a critical approach to their findings. While the book is essentially a guide to a complex discipline for initiates into the field, the experienced Ottomanist will find much that is original and provocative in its sophisticated interpretation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521661683
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Entering the field; 3. Locating Ottoman sources; 4. Rural life as reflected in archival sources: selected examples; 5. European sources on Ottoman history: the travellers; 6. On the rules of writing (and reading) Ottoman historical works; 7. Perceptions of empire: viewing the Ottoman Empire throught general histories; 8. Conclusion; References; Index.

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