×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe / Edition 1
     

The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe / Edition 1

5.0 1
by Daniel Goffman
 

ISBN-10: 0521459087

ISBN-13: 9780521459082

Pub. Date: 05/06/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Despite the fact that its capital city and over one third of its territory was within the continent of Europe, the Ottoman Empire has consistently been regarded as a place apart, inextricably divided from the West by differences of culture and religion. A perception of its militarism, its barbarism, its tyranny, the sexual appetites of its rulers and its pervasive

Overview

Despite the fact that its capital city and over one third of its territory was within the continent of Europe, the Ottoman Empire has consistently been regarded as a place apart, inextricably divided from the West by differences of culture and religion. A perception of its militarism, its barbarism, its tyranny, the sexual appetites of its rulers and its pervasive exoticism has led historians to measure the Ottoman world against a western standard and find it lacking. In recent decades, a dynamic and convincing scholarship has emerged that seeks to comprehend and, in the process, to de-exoticize this enduring realm. Dan Goffman provides a thorough introduction to the history and institutions of the Ottoman Empire from this new standpoint, and presents a claim for its inclusion in Europe. His lucid and engaging book—an important addition to New Approaches in European History—will be essential reading for undergraduates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521459082
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/06/2002
Series:
New Approaches to European History Series , #24
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
676,855
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Ottomancentrism and the West; 2. Fabricating the Ottoman State; 3. A seasoned polity; 4. Factionalism and insurrection; 5. The Ottoman-Venetian Association; 6. Commerce and diasporas; 7. A changing station in Europe; 8. Conclusion: the greater western world.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Ayeletzr More than 1 year ago
Goffman's book is great for students of the Ottoman Empire as well as for students of European, and especially Mediterranean, history. It can help in changing some very common and very wrong notions of the relations between the Ottoman Empire and the rest of Europe. It focuses on the commerce and culture exchanges, rather than on wars. It also has good introductory chapters about the structure of the Ottoman Empire. The writing is very clear. This book can serve as a good introduction to the subject. It also has a useful bibliography at the end, for further reading (it should be noted that since the publication of this book, some other works on this subject were published, which naturally do not appear in this bibliography, but it is still a good start).