History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey Empire of the Gazis - The Rise and Decline of the Ottoman Empire, 1280-1808

ISBN-10: 0521291631

ISBN-13: 9780521291637

Edition: 1976

Authors: Stanford J. Shaw

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Empire of the Gazis: The Rise and Decline of the Ottoman Empire, 1280 1808 is the first book of the two-volume History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey. It describes how the Ottoman Turks, a small band of nomadic soldiers, managed to expand their dominions from a small principality in northwestern Anatolia on the borders of the Byzantine Empire into one of the great empires of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Europe and Asia, extending from northern Hungary to southern Arabia and from the Crimea across North Africa almost to the Atlantic Ocean. The volume sweeps away the accumulated prejudices of centuries and describes the empire of the sultans as a living, changing society, dominated by the small multinational Ottoman ruling class led by the sultan, but with a scope of government so narrow that the subjects, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, were left to carry on their own lives, religions, and traditions with little outside interference.
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Book details

List price: $82.00
Copyright year: 1976
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/29/1976
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Stanford J. Shaw is a Professor of Turkish and Judeo-Turkish History at the University of California, Los Angeles and serves as Chair for both the Committee for the B.A. in Near Eastern History and the Program for the Study of Ottoman and Turkish Jewry. He is the author of numerous books, including The Jews of the Ottoman Empire and The Turkish Republic (also published by NYU Press).

Preface
Abbreviations
Note on pronunciation
Map of the growth of the Ottoman Empire to 1683
Rise of the Ottoman Empire, 1280-1566
The Turks in history
The first Ottoman Empire, 1280-1413
Restoration of the Ottoman Empire, 1413-1451
The apogee of Ottoman power, 1451-1566
The dynamics of Ottoman society and administration
Decentralization and Traditional Reform in Response to Challenge
Decentralization and traditional reform, 1566-1683
New challenges and responses, 1683-1808
Ottoman society, administration, and culture in the age of decentralization and traditionalistic reform, 1566-1808
Map of the decline of the Ottoman Empire, 1683-1924
Bibliography: Ottoman history to 1808
Index
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