Historical Dictionary of the Ottoman Empire (Historical by Selcuk Aksin Somel

By Selcuk Aksin Somel

The Ottoman Empire used to be the final nice Muslim political entity, rising within the later heart a long time and carrying on with its life until eventually the early twentieth century and the production of the fashionable country of Turkey. the following you can find an in-depth treatise masking the political, social, and financial heritage of the Ottoman Empire, the final member of the lineage of the close to japanese and Mediterranean empires and the single one who reached the fashionable occasions either when it comes to inner constitution and international historical past. Key positive aspects: historic maps an in depth chronology a listing of Ottoman sultans and grand viziers a dictionary along with 781 entries an analytical bibliography information the place unique Turkish records could be positioned

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These crises included a sorry parade of grand viziers and power struggles between the leading women of the dynasty, financial quandaries, war with Venice, and continual rebellion. These issues are presented to provide the background against which can be understood the emergence of the convert maker Mehmed IV in the 1660s, as depicted by contemporary chroniclers. Making Sense of Ibrahim’s Execution and a Turbulent Decade We cannot reach the past other than by viewing it mediated through the artifacts that survive in stone or script.

Either way, we witness the ultimate transformation of sacred space as cityscapes reflect the revival movement or demographic change, and the sacred geography of the countryside is likewise transformed. 34 The changed landscapes are readable to all passersby as didactic instruments promoting conversion and communicating its reward: divine favor. When a religious sanctuary or house of worship of one religion is modified to conform to the new religion of the convert, the preserving of the sanctity yet adaptive use of the same sacred space by the victorious religion sends a message to those who formerly worshipped there: the sanctification of the same site means holy space serves another belief system.

At the anteroom to the third gate, the valide sultan rebuked the men before her for their hypocrisy for consenting to whatever her son Ibrahim desired, neither admonishing nor hindering him: “Now you want to replace him with a small child. What an evil plan this is. ”5 She asked how it was possible to enthrone a seven-year-old. 6 They disputed for a couple of hours, and she met with the sheikhulislam and grand vizier. It may have seemed that there was nothing to quarrel about. After all, an elderly woman facing a mob of armed men allied with magistrates and pillars of state would appear to have little power.

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