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Author Goffman, Daniel, 1954-

Title The Ottoman empire and early modern Europe / Daniel Goffman.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  956.1015 GOFF    DUE 14-10-19
Physical description xxiii, 273 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Series New approaches to European history ; 24.
New approaches to European history ; 24.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ottoman House through 1687 xxiii -- 1 Introduction: Ottomancentrism and the West 1 -- Part 1. State and society in the Ottoman world -- Kubad's formative years 23 -- 2 Fabricating the Ottoman state 27 -- Kubad in Istanbul 55 -- 3 A seasoned polity 59 -- Kubad at the Sublime Porte 93 -- 4 Factionalism and insurrection 98 -- Part 2. Ottoman Empire in the Mediterranean and European worlds -- Kubad in Venice 131 -- 5 Ottoman--Venetian association 137 -- Kubad between worlds 165 -- 6 Commerce and diasporas 169 -- Kubad ransomed 189 -- 7 A changing station in Europe 192 -- 8 Conclusion: The Greater Western World 227.
Summary Despite the fact that its capital city and over one third of its territory were 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. Daniel 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.
Subject Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
Turkey -- Relations -- Europe.
Europe -- Relations -- Turkey.
Turkey -- Civilization -- European influences.
ISBN 0521452805 (hardback)
0521459087 (paperback)