The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe / Edition 3

The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe / Edition 3

by Daniel Goffman
     
 

Despite the fact that its capital city and over one third of its territory were 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… See more details below

Overview

Despite the fact that its capital city and over one third of its territory were 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. Daniel 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 to European History - will be essential reading for undergraduates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521452809
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
New Approaches to European History Series, #24
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of maps
Preface
Acknowledgments
Note on usage
Chronological table of events
The Ottoman House through 1687
1Introduction. Ottomancentrism and the West1
Pt. 1State and society in the Ottoman world
2Fabricating the Ottoman state27
3A seasoned polity59
4Factionalism and insurrection98
Pt. 2The Ottoman Empire in the Mediterranean and European worlds
5The Ottoman-Venetian association137
6Commerce and diasporas169
7A changing station in Europe192
8Conclusion: The Greater Western World227
Glossary235
Suggestions for further reading240
Index252

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