The Ottoman Empire and the World Around it

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I.B.Tauris, 2006 - History - 290 pages
The first paperback edition, in line with latest historiography - "Ottoman Empire" is a major and advanced early modern power, this book is based on a huge study of original sources and personal accounts. The author leading historian of early modern Ottoman Empire in all aspects - political, economic, diplomatic and cultural. 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. Its breadth and originality will make it essential reading for historians of Europe and the Middle East.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
2 Determining the parameters
25
32 Introducing the major players of the 1560s
37
43 Limits
44
the eastern frontier 49 The northern regions
51
Serbs on both sides
64
from dependent principality to centrally
77
linking Ottoman sultans to the Catholic
95
the Asian world 138 Merchants from
148
Relating to pilgrims and offering mediation
161
171 Mediations ambiguities
176
a sea captain and diplomat in sixteenthcentury
193
197 Katib Celebi and his circle 199 NonMuslim
208
Conclusion
211
Notes
263
Index
283

104 How to make war without footing
110
124 The miseries of transportation 126 On galleys and
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About the author (2006)

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

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