Ottoman Empire and the World Around It

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Overview

In Islamic law the world was made up of the House of Islam and the House of War with the Ottoman Sultan--the perceived successor to the Caliphs--supreme ruler of the Islamic world. However, Suraiya Faroqhi demonstrates that there was no iron curtain between the Ottoman and other worlds but rather a long-established network of diplomatic, financial, cultural and religious connections. These extended to the empires of Asia and the modern states of Europe. Faroqhi's book is based on a huge study of original and early modern sources, including diplomatic records, travel and geographical writing, as well as personal accounts.

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From the Publisher

"...the leading lasy in the domain of Ottoman historical studies today...all experienced academic teachers of history will do well by buying this book and putting it on their reference shelves." --Bibliotheca Orientals

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845111229
  • Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/3/2006
  • Series: Library of Ottoman Studies Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,058,760
  • Product dimensions: 6.29 (w) x 10.89 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Suraiya Faroqhi is Professor of Ottoman Studies at the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, and the author of Pilgrims and Sultans (I.B.Tauris).

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Table of Contents

Introduction
• On sovereignty and subjects: expanding and safeguarding the Empire
• On the margins of empire: clients and dependents
• The strengths and weaknesses of Ottoman warfare
• Of prisoners, slaves and the charity of strangers
• Trade and foreigners
• Relating to pilgrims and offering mediation
• Sources of Ottoman information concerning the 'outside world'
• Conclusion

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