The Ottomans and the Balkans: A Discussion of Historiography

The Ottomans and the Balkans: A Discussion of Historiography

by Fikret Adanir
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004119027

ISBN-13: 9789004119024

Pub. Date: 02/27/2002

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

Throughout, the contributors have distanced themselves from the nostalgia for ‘the past greatness’ of certain rulers of yore, and aimed for a detached, source-based assessment of historical developments. They have made a conscious effort to debunk ancient myths, although, human weakness being what it is, their successors probably will accuse them of

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Throughout, the contributors have distanced themselves from the nostalgia for ‘the past greatness’ of certain rulers of yore, and aimed for a detached, source-based assessment of historical developments. They have made a conscious effort to debunk ancient myths, although, human weakness being what it is, their successors probably will accuse them of being responsible for new myths in their turn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004119024
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/27/2002
Series:
Ottoman Empire and its Heritage Series, #25
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
9.48(w) x 6.44(h) x 1.35(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
Ch. 1Bad Times and Better Self: Definitions of Identity and Strategies for Development in Late Ottoman Historiography, 1850-190057
Ch. 2Research Problems concerning the Transition to Tourkokratia: the Byzantinist Standpoint79
Ch. 3The Ottoman Empire in the Historiography of the Kemalist Era: a Theory of Fatal Decline115
Ch. 4Non-Muslim Minorities in the Historiography of Republican Turkey: the Greek Case155
Ch. 5Ottoman Rule Experienced and Remembered: Remarks on Some Local Greek Chronicles of the Tourkokratia193
Ch. 6Islamization in the Balkans as a Historiographical Problem: the Southeast-European Perspective223
Ch. 7The Formation of a 'Muslim' Nation in Bosnia-Hercegovina: a Historiographic Discussion267
Ch. 8Hungarian Studies in Ottoman History305
Ch. 9Coping with the Central State, Coping with Local Power: Ottoman Regions and Notables from the Sixteenth to the Early Nineteenth Century351
List of contributors383
Bibliography385
Index429

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