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Mapping the Ottomans Sovereignty, Territory, and Identity in the Early Modern Mediterranean

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ISBN-10: 1107090776

ISBN-13: 9781107090774

Edition: N/A

Authors: Palmira Brummett

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Simple paradigms of Muslim-Christian confrontation and the rise of Europe in the seventeenth century do not suffice to explain the ways in which European mapping envisioned the "Turks" in image and narrative. Rather, maps, travel accounts, compendia of knowledge, and other texts created a picture of the Ottoman Empire through a complex layering of history, ethnography, and eyewitness testimony, which juxtaposed current events to classical and biblical history; counted space in terms of peoples, routes, and fortresses; and used the land and seascapes of the map to assert ownership, declare victory, and embody imperial power's reach. Enriched throughout by examples of Ottoman self-mapping,…    
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Book details

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/31/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 300
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English