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Approaching Ottoman History : An Introduction to the Sources - Suraiya Faroqhi

Approaching Ottoman History

An Introduction to the Sources

Hardcover Published: 28th January 2000
ISBN: 9780521661683
Number Of Pages: 276

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Suraiya Faroqhi's scholarly contribution to the field of Ottoman history has been prodigious. Her latest book represents a summation of that scholarship, an introduction to the state-of-the-art in Ottoman history. In a compelling exploration of the ways that primary and secondary sources can be used to interpret history, the author reaches out to students and researchers in the field and in related disciplines to familiarise them with these documents. By considering both archival and narrative sources, she explains why they were prepared, encouraging her readers to adopt a critical approach to their findings, and disabusing them of the notion that everything recorded in official documents is necessarily true! While the book is essentially a guide to a complex discipline for those about to embark upon their research, the experienced Ottomanist will find much that is original and provocative in its sophisticated interpretation of the field.

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'Some books are considered thought-provoking or required reading, some paradigm creators or 'five-star' books. Approaching Ottoman History belongs certainly the category 'required reading' and it is not far away from a 'five-star' mark.' Studia Orientalia

List of illustrations
Entering the field
Locating Ottoman sources
Rural life as reflected in archival sources: selected examples
European sources on Ottoman history: the travellers
On the rules of writing (and reading) Ottoman historical works
Perceptions of empire: viewing the Ottoman Empire throught general histories
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ISBN: 9780521661683
ISBN-10: 0521661684
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 28th January 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.57