The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe / Edition 3

The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe / Edition 3

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The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe / Edition 3

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: 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 0.91(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.

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