Between Two Worlds: The Construction of the Ottoman State / Edition 1

Between Two Worlds: The Construction of the Ottoman State / Edition 1

by Cemal Kafadar
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520206002

ISBN-13: 9780520206007

Pub. Date: 11/07/1996

Publisher: University of California Press


Cemal Kafadar offers a much more subtle and complex interpretation of the early Ottoman period than that provided by other historians. His careful analysis of medieval as well as modern historiography from the perspective of a cultural historian demonstrates how ethnic, tribal, linguistic, religious, and political affiliations were all at play in the struggle for

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Cemal Kafadar offers a much more subtle and complex interpretation of the early Ottoman period than that provided by other historians. His careful analysis of medieval as well as modern historiography from the perspective of a cultural historian demonstrates how ethnic, tribal, linguistic, religious, and political affiliations were all at play in the struggle for power in Anatolia and the Balkans during the late Middle Ages.

This highly original look at the rise of the Ottoman empire—the longest-lived political entity in human history—shows the transformation of a tiny frontier enterprise into a centralized imperial state that saw itself as both leader of the world's Muslims and heir to the Eastern Roman Empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520206007
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/07/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
205
Sales rank:
1,035,489
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

PREFACE, xi,
CHRONOLOGY, xviii,
Introduction, 1,
1 The Moderns, 29,
2 The Sources, 60,
3 The Ottomans: The Construction of the Ottoman State, 118,
Epilogue: The Creation of an Imperial Political Technology and Ideology, 151,
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS, 155,
NOTES, 157,
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY, 193,
INDEX, 209,

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