By Elizabeth Sirriyeh
'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi (1641 to1731) used to be the main amazing scholarly Sufi of Ottoman Syria. He used to be considered as the best non secular poet of his time and as a superb commentator of classical Sufi texts. on the renowned point, he has been learn as an interpreter of symbolic desires. additionally, he performed a very important position within the transmission of the lessons of the Naqshabandiyya within the Ottoman Empire, and he contributed to the eighteenth-century Sufi revival through his disciples. This pioneering ebook analyzes very important elements of al-Nabulusi's paintings and locations him within the ancient context.
By Zeynep Yürekli
According to an intensive exam of structures, inscriptions, archival files and hagiographies, this booklet uncovers the political importance of Bektashi shrines within the Ottoman imperial age. It hence presents a clean and accomplished account of the formative technique of the Bektashi order, which began as a community of social teams that took factor with Ottoman imperial regulations within the past due 15th century, used to be recommended imperially as a part of Bayezid II's (r. 1481-1512) smooth energy coverage, and was once saved in payment via imperial gurus because the Ottoman method of the Safavid clash hardened in the course of the remainder of the 16th century. This booklet demonstrates that it was once a mix of 2 collective actions that confirmed the first parameters of Bektashi tradition from the past due 15th century onwards. One was once the writing of Bektashi hagiographies; they associated hitherto certain social teams (such as wandering dervishes and warriors) with one another throughout the lives of old figures who have been their shopper saints, idols and id markers (such because the saint HacÄ± BektaÅŸ and the martyr Seyyid Gazi), whereas incorporating them into Ottoman heritage in inventive methods. the opposite one was once the architectural remodelling of the saints' shrines. when it comes to kind, imagery and content material, this interrelated literary and architectural output finds a classy means of negotiation with the imperial order and its cultural paradigms. tested in additional aspect within the e-book are the shrines of Seyyid Gazi and HacÄ± BektaÅŸ and linked legends and hagiographies. although demonstrated as self sufficient associations in medieval Anatolia, they have been joined within the rising Bektashi community below the Ottomans, grew to become its valuable centres and underwent radical architectural transformation, usually below the patronage of raider commanders established within the Balkans. within the procedure, they therefore got here to occupy an middleman socio-political sector among the Ottoman empire and its contestants within the 16th century.
By Abigail Jacobson
The historical past of Jerusalem as frequently depicted is the vital historical past of clash and strife, of ethnic stress, and of incompatible nationwide narratives and visions. it's also a historical past of dramatic alterations and moments, essentially the most radical ones being the alternative of the Ottoman regime with British rule in December 1917. From Empire to Empire demanding situations those significant dichotomies, ethnic and temporal, which formed the heritage of Jerusalem and its population. It hyperlinks the studies of 2 ethnic groups residing in Palestine, Jews and Arabs, in addition to bridging historic sessions, the Ottoman and British administrations. Drawing upon quite a few assets, Jacobson demonstrates how political and social alliances are dynamic, context-dependent, and purpose-driven. She additionally highlights the severe function of overseas intervention, governmental and nongovernmental, in forming neighborhood political alliances and in shaping the political truth of Palestine through the obstacle of global warfare I and the transition among regimes. From Empire to Empire bargains a necessary new standpoint at the manner global conflict I has been typically studied within the Palestinian context. It additionally examines the consequences of struggle at the socioeconomic sphere of a combined urban in drawback and appears into the methods the warfare, in addition to Ottoman rules and directors, affected the methods humans perceived the Ottoman Empire and their place inside it. From Empire to Empire illuminates the advanced and mild kinfolk among ethnic and nationwide teams and provides a distinct lens by which the historical past of Jerusalem will be obvious: it proposes not just a narrative of clash but in addition of intercommunal contacts and cooperation.
By Jacob M. Landau
"Landau’s e-book is necessary in different respects... it presents exhaustive details on virtually each pan-Turk book and all of its authors and publicists. Landau appears to be like to have consulted each achievable resource, together with data and collections... additionally, the booklet comes in handy to scholars of pan-nationalism and nationalism, for Landau additionally expertly locations all his details right into a better theoretical context. This contribution to the literature is invaluable." ―Journal of constructing Areas
"... a so much precious work,... It... merits to be in all library collections at the center East." ―Perspectives on Political Science
"Landau has supplied an updated compendium of evidence about the historical past of those nationalist rules and activities. scholars of nationalism quite often and the politics of post-Soviet imperative Asia and the Turkish Republic specifically will stay significantly indebted to [Landau] for a few huge time." ―American Political technology Review
An exam of family among Turks in Turkey and their kinfolk abroad―in Cyprus, the Balkans, and particularly within the six ex-Soviet Muslim republics within the Caucasus and primary Asia. This publication delineates the unique dating among the recent republics and Turkey, which has altered the essence of Pan-Turkism from militant irredentism to useful unity in concerns political, monetary, and cultural.
By Jane Hathaway
Reevaluates the basis myths of 2 rival factions in Egypt in the course of the Ottoman period.
This quantity makes a speciality of the effect of the Armenian Genocide on diversified educational disciplines on the crossroads of the centennial commemorations of the Genocide. Its interdisciplinary nature deals the chance to investigate the Genocide from various angles utilizing the lens of a number of fields of research.
By A.C.S. Peacock
This booklet investigates the early background of the Seljuq Turks, founders of 1 of crucial empires of the mediaeval Islamic global, from their origins within the Eurasian steppe to their conquest of Iran, Iraq and Anatolia. the 1st paintings to be had in a western language in this vital episode in Turkish and Islamic heritage, this booklet deals a brand new knowing of the emergence of this significant nomadic empire
Focusing on might be crucial and least understood section, the transformation of the Seljuqs from tribesmen in vital Asia to rulers of a superb Muslim Empire, the writer examines formerly missed assets to illustrate the crucial position of tribalism within the evolution in their country. The publication additionally seeks to appreciate the influence of the invasions at the settled peoples of the center East and the beginnings of Turkish cost within the area, which used to be to rework it demographically perpetually. Arguing that the nomadic, steppe origins of the Seljuqs have been of a lot better significance in identifying the early improvement of the empire than is mostly believed, this booklet sheds new gentle at the arrival of the Turks within the Islamic world.
A major contribution to our knowing of the background of the center East, this publication should be of curiosity to students of Byzantium in addition to Islamic heritage, in addition to Islamic stories and anthropology.
By Ryan Gingeras
The cave in of the Ottoman Empire used to be on no account a unique occasion. After 600 years of ruling over the peoples of North Africa, the Balkans and heart East, the loss of life throes of sultanate encompassed a sequence of wars, insurrections, and revolutions spanning the early 20th century. This quantity features a complete accounting of the political, fiscal, social, and foreign forces that led to the passing of the Ottoman country. In surveying the various tragedies that transpired within the years among 1908 and 1922, Fall of the Sultanate explores the explanations that at last led such a lot of to view the legacy of the Ottomans with loathing and resentment.
The quantity presents a retelling of this serious background as noticeable during the eyes of these who lived throughout the Ottoman cave in. Drawing upon a wide gamut of assets in a number of languages, Ryan Gingeras moves a severe stability in offering and analyzing the main impactful reviews that formed the lives of the empire's final iteration. the tale offered right here takes under consideration the views of the empire's varied inhabitants in addition to the leaders who piloted the country to its finish. In surveying the private, communal, and nationwide struggles that outlined Italy's invasion of Libya, the Balkan struggle, the nice warfare, and the Turkish battle of Independence, Fall of the Sultanate presents readers with a clean and accomplished exposition of ways and why Ottoman imperial rule resulted in bloodshed and disillusionment.
By Charles A. Frazee
This booklet surveys the family among Catholics inside and outside the Ottoman Empire from 1453 to 1923. After the autumn of Constantinople the one huge Latin Catholic team to be integrated into the sultan's area have been the Genoese who lived in Galata, around the Golden Horn from the Byzantine capital. Over the following couple of a long time Turkish armies driven into the Balkans, overrunning the Catholic inhabitants of Albania, Bosnia and Hungary. within the Orient, the 16th century observed the Maronites of Lebanon, the Latins of Palestine and many of the Greek islands, which as soon as held Latin Catholic groups, come less than Turkish rule. Papal reaction to the lack of those groups was once first and foremost a choice to the campaign, yet reaction from West eu monarchs used to be disappointing. Their issues have been in the direction of domestic. French curiosity, even though, lay in an alliance with the Turks opposed to the Habsburgs. As an advantage, the Catholics of the Ottoman global bought a protector on the Porte within the individual of the French ambassador. The ebook strains the following background of the Latin Catholics and every of the japanese Catholic church buildings within the Ottoman Empire till its dissolution in 1923.
Turkey and Israel are of an important international locations within the center East, but additionally are outsiders to the quarter for political and cultural purposes. the following Bengio examines the historical, geo-strategic and political-cultural roots of the Turkish-Israeli dating, from the Fifties until eventually at the present time. Linking the relationship's evolution to the complexities of Turkey's ancient ties with the Arab international, and altering household, local and international stipulations, the booklet strains the ebb and stream of the curious ties among the 2 international locations. Bengio demands an important revision within the acquired knowledge approximately inter-Arab and Arab-Israeli conflicts and rivalries, putting Turkey in a extra vital position. The booklet techniques heart japanese affairs from contained in the area, in accordance with Turkish, Israeli and Arab resources, supplying a far wanted corrective to American - and British - headquartered bills.