The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe

Author: Daniel Goffman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521459082

Category: History

Page: 273

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This text provides an introduction to the history and institutions of the Ottoman Empire and presents a claim for its inclusion in Europe, as opposed to being apart from it due to its many cultural differences.

The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922

Author: Donald Quataert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521839105

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 8907

Second edition of an authoritative text on the Ottoman Empire.

New Approaches to State and Peasant in Ottoman History

Author: Halil Berktay,Suraiya Faroqhi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317241495

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 2091

Debates on the world historical place of the Ottoman Empire in the last few decades have been conducted mainly in Turkey, but increasingly concepts have been introduced into the conversation from the study of European, Chinese and Central Asian history. This book, first published in 1992, examines the nature of the Ottoman state from a variety of perspectives, economic, political and social.

Der Osmanische Staat 1300-1922

Author: Klaus Kreiser

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 348670107X

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 2659

Die wissenschaftliche Beschäftigung mit dem Osmanischen Staat reicht in Europa bis in das 18. Jahrhundert zurück. Die Öffnung der Archive in der Türkei und den anderen Nachfolgestaaten hat seit Jahrzehnten zu einer fast explosiven Ausdehnung der Forschungsliteratur geführt. Klaus Kreiser stellt die 600-jährige Geschichte des Osmanenstaats vor und bespricht eine große Auswahl von wichtigen Monographien. Besonderer Wert wurde auf eine gleichmäßige Berücksichtigung von "innerer" und "äußerer" Geschichte gelegt.

Dämonische Allianzen

Jüdische Mahrtenehenerzählungen der europäischen Vormoderne

Author: Astrid Lembke

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

ISBN: 3772054986

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 3836

Gegenstand der Studie sind hebräische und jiddische Erzählungen des 13. - 17. Jahrhunderts, in denen die männlichen Protagonisten erotische Beziehungen zu dämonischen Frauen aufnehmen. Untersucht wird, auf welche Weise in unterschiedlichen historischen Kontexten männliche Identität in sozialen Konflikten um Gehorsam und Neugier, Gottesfürchtigkeit und materielle Bedürfnisse, individuelles Begehren und kollektive Ansprüche ausgehandelt wird.

Gegenreformation

Die Welt der katholischen Erneuerung, 1540-1770

Author: R. Po-chia Hsia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Church renewal

Page: 271

View: 3971

Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

Author: Merry E. Wiesner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052187372X

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 7525

This new edition of Merry Wiesner-Hanks' prize-winning book incorporates the newest scholarship and features a new chapter on gender and race in the colonial world; expanded coverage of eighteenth century developments including the Enlightenment; and enhanced discussions of masculinity, single women, same-sex relations, humanism, and women's religious roles.

Ottoman Wars, 1700-1870

An Empire Besieged

Author: Virginia Aksan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317884035

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 1595

The Ottoman Empire had reached the peak of its power, presenting a very real threat to Western Christendom when in 1683 it suffered its first major defeat, at the Siege of Vienna. Tracing the empire’s conflicts of the next two centuries, The Ottoman Wars: An Empire Besieged examines the social transformation of the Ottoman military system in an era of global imperialism Spanning more than a century of conflict, the book considers challenges the Ottoman government faced from both neighbouring Catholic Habsburg Austria and Orthodox Romanov Russia, as well as - arguably more importantly – from military, intellectual and religious groups within the empire. Using close analysis of select campaigns, Virginia Aksan first discusses the Ottoman Empire’s changing internal military context, before addressing the modernized regimental organisation under Sultan Mahmud II after 1826. Featuring illustrations and maps, many of which have never been published before, The Ottoman Wars draws on previously untapped source material to provide an original and compelling account of an empire near financial and societal collapse, and the successes and failures of a military system under siege. The book is a fascinating study of the decline of an international power, raising questions about the influence of culture on warfare.

Possible Lives

Authors and Saints in Renaissance Italy

Author: Alison Knowles Frazier

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231503393

Category: Religion

Page: 544

View: 7965

Possible Lives uses the saints'lives written by humanists of the Italian Renaissance to explore the intertwining of classical and religious cultures on the eve of the European Reformation. The lives of saints were among the most reproduced and widely distributed literatures of medieval and early modern Europe. During the century before the Reformation, these narratives of impossible goodness fell into the hands of classicizing intellectuals known as humanists. This study examines how the humanist authors received, criticized, and rewrote the traditional stories of exemplary virtue for patrons and audiences who were surprisingly open to their textual experiments. Drawn from a newly constructed catalog of primary sources in manuscript and print, the cases in this book range from the lure of martyrdom as the West confronted Islam to the use of saints'lives in local politics and the rhetorician's classroom. Frazier discusses the writers'perceptions of historical sanctity, the commanding place of the mendicant friars, and one unique account of a contemporary holy woman. Possible Lives shows that the classical Renaissance was also a saintly Renaissance, as humanists deployed their rhetorical and philological skills to "renew the persuasive force of Christian virtue" and "save the cult of the saints." Combining quantitative and anecdotal approaches in a highly readable series of case studies, Frazier reveals the contextual richness of this little-known and unexpectedly large body of Latin hagiography.

Geschichte des Osmanischen Reiches

Author: Suraiya Faroqhi

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406623239

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 849

Suraiya Faroqhi schildert knapp, kenntnisreich und lebendig die Geschichte eines der mächtigsten Reiche des späten Mittelalters und der Neuzeit, das noch zu Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts das gesamte Gebiet der heutigen Staaten Türkei, Irak, Syrien, Libanon, Israel sowie Teile Griechenlands umfaßte. Die Darstellung folgt der Chronologie der politischen Geschichte vom 14. Jahrhundert bis zur Auflösung des Reiches nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg und bezieht dabei die Geschichte von Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft und Kultur überall gleichwertig ein. Hieraus ergibt sich ein ungewöhnlich farbiges Bild vom Osmanischen Reich: Die bisherige Vorstellung von einer erstarrten osmanischen Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, die kaum mit der abendländischen, europäischen verflochten war, muß revidiert werden. Einzelne gesellschaftliche Gruppen und Provinzen suchten im eigenen Interesse mit Nachdruck den Anschluß an Europa. Warum der Vielvölkerstaat trotz dieser Bemühungen und trotz seiner – angesichts der heutigen Konflikte ganz erstaunlichen – religiösen Toleranz zerbrach, macht die Autorin eindringlich deutlich.

Lepanto als Ereignis

Dezentrierende Geschichte(n) der Seeschlacht von Lepanto (1571)

Author: Stefan Hanß

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3847007688

Category: History

Page: 710

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Stefan Hanß diskutiert am Beispiel der Seeschlacht von Lepanto im 16. Jahrhundert die Historizität von Ereignissen. Die zentrale Frage dabei ist: Wie wurde Lepanto weltweit zu einem Ereignis gemacht? Durch Forschungen in über 170 Archiven, Bibliotheken und Museen dezentriert der Autor die Geschichte der Seeschlacht von Lepanto, die bisher als Sieg des ›christlichen Europas‹ beschrieben wurde, und macht verschwiegene Geschichten der Ereignisproduktion sichtbar. Deutlich wird, wie Zeitgenossen die Bedeutung der Schlacht weltweit verhandelten und aus einem Geschehnis ein Ereignis formten, das für binäre Weltkonstruktionen herangezogen wurde: in England, Italien und Spanien ebenso wie in den deutschsprachigen Ländern, in Äthiopien, Russland, im Osmanischen Reich, Japan, den Philippinen und Südamerika. The author examines the sixteenth-century global event-making of the Battle of Lepanto. He decenters the history of Lepanto, which is commonly defined as a victory of ‘Christian Europe’, by revoicing silenced stories uncovered through research undertaken in more than 170 archives, libraries and museums. Contemporaries shaped Lepanto’s meanings as connected histories in areas ranging from London to Venice, Rome, Sicily and Ethiopia, from the German lands, Russia, the Ottoman Empire, Persia and Japan to the Philippines, South America and the Iberian Peninsula. By challenging the perception of a particular battle, the volume contributes to a broader methodological debate on the status of events in history.

Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108496997

Category: History

Page: 390

View: 6772

This new edition of Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks's prize-winning survey features significant changes to reflect the newest scholarship in every chapter.

Der Architekt des Sultans

Author: Elif Shafak

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036993010

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 5867

»Es ist einfacher, eine Brücke einzureißen, als eine zu bauen.« Istanbul im 16. Jahrhundert. Es ist die Blütezeit des Osmanischen Reichs, die Stadt das wimmelnde Zentrum des Orients, als Jahan auf einem Schiff im Hafen anlegt. Aus dem fernen Indien angereist, führt er einen weißen Elefanten mit sich, ein Geschenk seines Schahs für die Menagerie des Sultanspalasts. So beginnt ein episches Abenteuer, in dem sich der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Junge plötzlich im Herzen des mächtigen Reichs wiederfindet, inmitten des Prunks und des Reichtums. Ihm begegnen hinterlistige Höflinge, falsche Freunde, Zigeuner, Tierbändiger und die schöne Prinzessin Mihrimah. Doch es ist die Begegnung mit dem Hofarchitekten Sinan – dem berühmtesten Baumeister der islamischen Welt –, welche Jahans Schicksal für immer verändern wird. Gemeinsam bauen sie Moscheen und Paläste, Mausoleen und Aquädukte, die alle Zeiten überdauern sollen. Doch hinter Jahans neuem Glück lauern Intrigen und Kriege, deren Zerstörungswut größer scheint als alles Bestreben, Neues zu schaffen.

Mapping the Ottomans

Author: Palmira Brummett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107090776

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 8512

This book examines how Ottomans were mapped in the narrative and visual imagination of early modern Europe's Christian kingdoms.

Universal Empire

A Comparative Approach to Imperial Culture and Representation in Eurasian History

Author: Peter Fibiger Bang,Dariusz Kolodziejczyk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107022673

Category: History

Page: 378

View: 3534

This book explores the aspiration to universal, imperial rule across Eurasian history from antiquity to the eighteenth century.

French Global

A New Approach to Literary History

Author: Christie McDonald,Susan Suleiman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231519222

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 576

View: 658

Recasting French literary history in terms of the cultures and peoples that interacted within and outside of France's national boundaries, this volume offers a new way of looking at the history of a national literature, along with a truly global and contemporary understanding of language, literature, and culture. The relationship between France's national territory and other regions of the world where French is spoken and written (most of them former colonies) has long been central to discussions of "Francophonie." Boldly expanding such discussions to the whole range of French literature, the essays in this volume explore spaces, mobilities, and multiplicities from the Middle Ages to today. They rethink literary history not in terms of national boundaries, as traditional literary histories have done, but in terms of a global paradigm that emphasizes border crossings and encounters with "others." Contributors offer new ways of reading canonical texts and considering other texts that are not part of the traditional canon. By emphasizing diverse conceptions of language, text, space, and nation, these essays establish a model approach that remains sensitive to the specificities of time and place and to the theoretical concerns informing the study of national literatures in the twenty-first century.

Neue politische Literatur

Berichte über das internationale Schrifttum

Author: Helmut Ridder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social sciences

Page: N.A

View: 3218

Empire and Power in the Reign of Süleyman

Narrating the Sixteenth-Century Ottoman World

Author: Kaya Şahin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107034426

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

View: 5998

"On a torrid August day in 2009, I visited Celalzade Mustafa's final resting place in Istanbul's Eyeup district, in a neighborhood called Nisanca. The chancellor (nisanci) is buried in the cemetery adjoining the small mosque built for him by Sinan, the chief imperial architect. His brother Salih, a teacher, judge and religious scholar, is buried nearby, but the sepulchres of poets who received plots from this patron of poetry have disappeared. The mosque, adorned with glazed tiles, has changed significantly since the mid-sixteenth century. It was damaged in a fire in 1729, and was rebuilt following a more devastating fire in 1780. The mansion where Mustafa composed his works, welcomed fellow literati, and provided advice to young and aspiring secretaries is long gone, probably destroyed in the fire of 1780, if not before"-- Provided by publisher.

A Divided Hungary in Europe

Exchanges, Networks and Representations, 1541-1699; Volume 2 – Diplomacy, Information Flow and Cultural Exchange

Author: Gábor Almási,Szymon Brzeziński,Ildikó Horn

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443872970

Category: History

Page: 225

View: 7436

Despite fragmentation, heterogeneity and the continuous pressure of the Ottoman Empire, early modern “divided Hungary” witnessed a surprising cultural flourishing in the sixteenth century, and maintained its common cultural identity in the seventeenth century. This could hardly have been possible without intense exchange with the rest of Europe. This three-volume series about early modern Hungary divided by Ottoman presence approaches themes of exchange of information and knowledge from two perspectives, namely, exchange through traditional channels provided by religious/educational institutions and the system of European study tours (Volume 1 – Study Tours and Intellectual-Religious Relationships), and the less regular channels and improvised networks of political diplomacy (Volume 2 – Diplomacy, Information Flow and Cultural Exchange). A by-product of this exchange of information was the changing image of early modern Hungary and Transylvania, which is presented in the third and in some aspects concluding volume of essays (Volume 3 – The Making and Uses of the Image of Hungary and Transylvania). Unlike earlier approaches to the same questions, these volumes draw an alternative map of early modern Hungary. On this map, the centre-periphery conceptions of European early modern culture are replaced by new narratives written from the perspective of historical actors, and the dominance of Western-Hungarian relationships is kept in balance due to the significance of Hungary’s direct neighbours, most importantly the Ottoman Empire.