Ottoman Empire and Islamic Tradition

ISBN-10: 0226388069
ISBN-13: 9780226388069
Edition: Reprint 
Authors: Norman Itzkowitz
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/15/1980
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

This skillfully written text presents the full sweep of Ottoman history from its beginnings on the Byzantine frontier in about 1300, through its development as an empire, to its late eighteenth-century confrontation with a rapidly modernizing Europe. Itzkowitz delineates the fundamental institutions of the Ottoman state, the major divisions within the society, and the basic ideas on government and social structure. Throughout, Itzkowitz emphasizes the Ottomans' own conception of their historical experience, and in so doing penetrates the surface view provided by the insights of Western observers of the Ottoman world to the core of Ottoman existence.

Preface
From Emirate to Empire Turkish Migration Seljuks Seljuks of Rum The Emirate of Osman Orhon Ottoman Methods of Conquest Bajazet the Thunderbolt Bajazet's Legacy Recovery and Renewed Conquest Mohammad the Conqueror Istanbul Bajazet II Selim the Grim Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Society and Institutions Steppe, Ghazi, and Class AskerisandReaya Timars and Timar-holders Provincial Structure Provincial Administration TheGhulamSystem The Grand Vizier and the Divan The Bureaucracy Justice The True Ottomans Social Mobility
The Post-Suleimanic Age The Muscovy Menace Conflict in North Africa Conflict in the East Conflict in the West Back to the East Ottoman Succession Sultanate of the Women The Kuprili Era Second Siege of Vienna Aftermath of 1683
Ottoman Consciousness The Circle of Equity Disruption in the Timar System Expansion of the Janissary Corps SekbansandCelalis Causes The Kuprili Era in Perspective The Historian Naima The Medical Analogy Eighteenth-Century Success Ottoman Knowledge of Europe Success Breeds Failure The Ottoman-Russian War Selim III
Bibliography
Chronology
Glossary
Index

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