By Thomas Bauer
Anderthalbtausend Kilometer, hundert türkische Vokabeln und über fünfzig Einladungen zum Tee - according to Liegerad folgt Reisebuchautor Thomas Bauer der türkischen Mittelmeerküste von Izmir bis zur syrischen Grenze. In Lykien flirtet er mit der »Königin von Kas« und verbrennt sich beinahe am Flammenfeld von Çirali. Im Häusermeer von Antalya verirrt er sich hoffnungslos und verschläft kurz darauf das islamische Opferfest. Im Hatay schließlich versucht guy ihn für die kurdische uprising zu gewinnen. Gemeinsam mit Liegerad »Garfield« entdeckt der Autor ein Land voller Geheimnisse, Esprit und Lebenskunst, mit dem Deutschland seit dem Wirtschaftswunder so eng verbunden ist wie mit kaum einem anderen.
On April 24, 1915, Grigoris Balakian used to be arrested besides a few 250 different leaders of Constantinople’s Armenian neighborhood. It used to be the start of the Ottoman Empire’s systematic try and cast off the Armenian humans from Turkey—a crusade that endured via international conflict I and the autumn of the empire. Over the following 4 years, Balakian may undergo witness to a doubtless unending caravan of blood, surviving to recount his astounding get away and divulge the atrocities that resulted in over 1000000 deaths.
Armenian Golgotha is Balakian’s devastating eyewitness account—a haunting reminder of the 1st glossy genocide and a arguable ancient rfile that's destined to turn into a vintage of survivor literature.
The determine of the renegade - a ecu Christian or Jew who had switched over to Islam and was once now serving the Ottoman sultan - is omnipresent in all genres produced via these early sleek Christian Europeans who wrote concerning the Ottoman Empire. As few contemporaries didn't comment, converts have been disproportionately represented between those that ruled, administered, and fought for the sultan. Unsurprisingly, for this reason, renegades have attracted huge awareness from historians of Europe in addition to scholars of eu literature. till very lately, despite the fact that, Ottomanists were unusually silent at the presence of Christian-European converts within the Ottoman military-administrative elite. The Sultan's Renegades inserts those 'foreign' converts into the context of Ottoman elite existence to reorient the dialogue of those members clear of the current concentrate on their exceptionality, in the direction of a certified appreciation in their position within the Ottoman imperial company and the Empire's family with its neighbours in Christian Europe. Drawing seriously on valuable ecu resources, this research highlights the deep political, non secular, and cultural entanglements among the Ottoman Empire and Christian Europe past the Mediterranean Basin because the 'shared global' par excellence. The life of such trans-imperial topics is not just symptomatic of the Empire's skill to draw and combine humans of a superb range of backgrounds, it additionally illustrates the level to which the Ottomans participated in techniques of spiritual polarization frequently thought of commonplace of Christian Europe during this interval. however, Christian Europeans remained ambivalent approximately these they brushed off as apostates and traitors, usually hoping on them for aid within the pursuit of familial and political pursuits.
By Mark Levene
By Mustafa Aksakal
Why did the Ottoman Empire input the 1st global warfare in past due October 1914, months after the war's devastations had develop into transparent? have been its leaders 'simple-minded,' 'below-average' contributors, because the doyen of Turkish diplomatic background has argued? Or, as others have claimed, did the Ottomans input the struggle simply because battle Minister Enver Pasha, dictating Ottoman judgements, was once in thrall to the Germans and to his personal expansionist goals? in accordance with formerly untapped Ottoman and eu assets, Mustafa Aksakal's dramatic research demanding situations this consensus. It demonstrates that accountability went a long way past Enver, that the line to struggle was once paved via the calls for of a politically public, and that the Ottoman management sought the German alliance because the purely method out of an online of overseas threats and family insecurities, making a choice on an get away whose catastrophic results for the empire and seismic influence at the center East are felt even this day.
An important factor in nineteenth-century international politics, the query of Christianity's holiest shrines in Jerusalem is roofed by means of a wide physique of literature. such a lot of this scholarship, in spite of the fact that, concentrates at the interval whilst the query of the Holy websites has already developed from a household Ottoman challenge into an all-European factor. less is understood approximately this challenge in previous instances, while the Ottoman Empire used to be nonetheless a dominant strength in a position to suggest recommendations freed from overseas interference and outdoors pressures. according to professional Ottoman files present in the registers of the kadi's courtroom in Jerusalem in addition to the major Ministry's data in Istanbul, the current examine bargains an intensive therapy of Ottoman coverage with admire to the Holy websites in the course of the first centuries of Ottoman rule in Jerusalem. It specializes in 3 significant concerns: (a) The felony prestige of the Holy websites below Ottoman rule; (b) The Ottoman kingdom and the inter-church fight over the Holy websites; (c) The Holy websites as a resource of source of revenue to the Ottoman nation. The dialogue of those concerns sheds new gentle on probably the most imprecise and debatable chapters within the background of Christianity lower than Islam in Jerusalem.
What are the reasons of imperial decline? This paintings experiences the Ottoman empire within the 18th and nineteenth centuries to argue that the Ottoman imperial decline resulted from a mixture of Ottoman inner dynamics with exterior impacts. in particular, it contends that the break up in the Ottoman social constitution throughout ethno-religious strains interacted with the results of conflict and trade with the West to supply a bifurcated Ottoman bourgeoisie. This bourgeoisie, divided into disparate advertisement and bureaucratic parts, used to be capable of problem the sultan yet was once finally not able to salvage the empire. as a substitute, the Ottoman empire was once changed by means of the Turkish countryside and others within the Balkans and the center East. This paintings will entice scholars of sociology and Ottoman studies.
By Nicolas Trépanier
Byzantine rule over Anatolia led to the 11th century, leaving the inhabitants and its Turkish rulers to construct social and financial associations through the area. The rising Anatolian society comprised a hugely heterogeneous inhabitants of Christians and Muslims whose literati produced felony records in Arabic, literary texts in Persian, and a few of the earliest written works within the Turkish language. but the cultural panorama that emerged consequently has acquired little or no attention—until now.
Investigating way of life in Anatolia throughout the fourteenth century, Foodways and everyday life in Medieval Anatolia attracts on an inventive array of resources, together with hagiographies, archaeological facts, Sufi poetry, and endowment deeds, to provide an available portrait of a seriously under-documented interval. Grounded within the many ways nutrients enters the human event, Nicolas Trépanier's entire learn delves into the Anatolian guidance of food and the social interactions that mealtime entails—from a villager's kin supper to an elaborately prepared banquet—as good because the construction actions of peasants and gardeners; exchanges of meals among commoners, retailers, and political rulers; and the non secular panorama that spread out round food-related ideals and practices. Brimming with enlightening info on such varied themes as agriculture, nomadism, pastoralism, drugs, hospitality, and competition rituals, Foodways and everyday life in Medieval Anatolia provides a brand new figuring out of groups that lived at a key juncture of global history.
A clean examine essentially the most very important landmarks within the passage of the Ottoman heart East to modernity throughout the overdue 19th century, this e-book explores the Nizamiye courtroom process. the writer bargains an cutting edge conceptualization to function a substitute for universal - but poorly grounded - wisdoms approximately felony switch within the smooth center East. using a socio-legal strategy, this research is targeted on "law in action," as skilled in and out of doors the Nizamiye courts of legislation.