Ottomans initiated the West to the pleasures of opium, coffee and tulips. For their reward, they got literally 'smoked' by Europeans, who started exporting tobacco to Turkey in the early 1600s. This books looks at one the earliest texts written against smoking.
"Against Smoking is a gem of scholarship. This compact book is a major contribution to the study of Islamic pietism in general and Ottoman religious and cultural history in particular." - Ahmet T. Karamustafa, Professor at Washington University
List of IllustrationsForeword by Muhammad Akram NadwiPrefaceIntroduction-A forgotten puritan from Anatolia-The complexities of a radical pietism-How to turn down an English present-Recycling one's own writings-"Cheating about the religion of God"TranslationEditionAppendixBibliographyIndexes
Number Of Pages: 108
Published: 18th January 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.75
Weight (kg): 0.38