The Ottoman City between East and West: Aleppo, Izmir, and Istanbul

The Ottoman City between East and West: Aleppo, Izmir, and Istanbul

by Edhem Eldem, Daniel Goffman, Bruce Masters
     
 

ISBN-10: 052164304X

ISBN-13: 9780521643047

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In a pioneering reinterpretation, the authors challenge the orientalist perception of the Islamic city. By considering the histories of three Ottoman cities in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, they depart from the piecemeal methods of previous studies to emphasize the importance of these cities and to highlight their essentially Ottoman character. While

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In a pioneering reinterpretation, the authors challenge the orientalist perception of the Islamic city. By considering the histories of three Ottoman cities in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, they depart from the piecemeal methods of previous studies to emphasize the importance of these cities and to highlight their essentially Ottoman character. While the essays provide an overall view, each can be approached separately. Their exploration of the sources and the agendas of those who have conditioned our understanding of these cities will make them essential reading for students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521643047
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: was there an Ottoman city? 1. Aleppo: the Ottoman Empire's caravan city Bruce Masters; 2. Izmir: from village to colonial port city Daniel Goffman; 3. Istanbul: from imperial to peripheralized capital Edhem Eldem; Conclusion: contexts and characteristics; Works consulted; Index.

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