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The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe : New Approaches to European History, 24 - Daniel Goffman

The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe

New Approaches to European History, 24

By: Daniel Goffman, William Beik (Contribution by), T. C. W. Blanning (Contribution by), Brendan Simms (Contribution by)

Paperback Published: 20th June 2002
ISBN: 9780521459082
Number Of Pages: 300

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Despite the fact that its capital city and over one third of its territory was 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. Dan 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 to European History - will be essential reading for undergraduates

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'His typically rich and thought-provoking book will be vital reading for all those interested in enriching and bolstering constructive dialogue between Islam and the West.' Discourse 'His text is suffused with an impassioned plea for recognition ... a deft restatement of familiar topics that is both original and accessible ... Goffman's new book convincingly shows that the history of the Ottoman Empire desperately needs re-telling ... The Ottoman Empire and early modern Europe contributes to one of the most urgent historical tasks of our time ...'. School of Oriental & African Studies

Introduction: Ottomancentrism and the West
Fabricating the Ottoman State
A seasoned polity
Factionalism and insurrection
The Ottoman-Venetian Association
Commerce and diasporas
A changing station in Europe
Conclusion: the greater western world
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ISBN: 9780521459082
ISBN-10: 0521459087
Series: New Approaches to European History, 24
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 20th June 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48

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