The Ottoman Crimean War (1853-1856) (Ottoman Empire and Its by Candan BademOkan UniversityIstanbul

By Candan BademOkan UniversityIstanbul

The Crimean battle used to be a defining occasion in either ecu and Ottoman heritage, however it has mostly been studied from the Europeans' perspective. This research analyzes the function of the Ottoman Empire within the Crimean struggle and the War's influence at the Ottoman country and Ottoman society. in response to hitherto unused Ottoman and Russian resources, it bargains new insights into the Crimean War's monetary, social and political implications for the Empire, emphasizing the significance of the Ottomans as either actors and sufferers. as well as studying Ottoman and ecu public opinion and the diplomatic, monetary and political origins of the battle, The Ottoman Crimean conflict (1853-1856) additionally features a severe evaluation of the voluminous latest literature at the topic.

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Fodor's Turkey by Fodor's

By Fodor's

Spanning continents and centuries of heritage, Turkey is the place East meets West and the place the fashionable and standard are always blurred, making a dynamic and interesting kingdom that's not like at any place else on this planet. With Fodor's Turkey, viewers can plan and navigate their stopover at, from the city streets of Istanbul to the scenic Cappadocia geographical region, and in all places in-between.

NEW THIS variation: Istanbul's sizzling inn and eating place scene will get considerable cognizance, with most sensible bets for various cost different types and reviews. a brand new nice Itinerary sums up Turkey's most sensible attractions for the proper week-long visit.

ILLUSTRATED gains: Magazine-style colour beneficial properties discover indispensable Turkey, together with archaeological and ancient websites comparable to Topkapi, Ephesus, and the church buildings of Cappadocia. additionally highlighted are cultural reports similar to buying carpets and spices, sampling mezes and road meals, and seeing the whirling dervishes.

ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING instruments: constructing a superb journey is straightforward utilizing most sensible points of interest, most sensible studies, and nice Itineraries. handy overviews convey each one area and its highlights, and bankruptcy making plans sections have savvy suggestion for benefiting from it slow and for buying round Istanbul and the remainder of the country.

DISCERNING thoughts: Fodor's Turkey deals savvy suggestion and proposals from neighborhood writers to aid tourists utilize their time. Fodor's selection designates our greatest selections, from inns to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" charges from fellow tourists offer useful insights.

ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: every one Fodor's go back and forth consultant is researched and written via neighborhood specialists.

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The Concubine, the Princess, and the Teacher: Voices from by Douglas Scott Brookes

By Douglas Scott Brookes

Within the Western mind's eye, the center jap harem used to be a spot of intercourse, debauchery, slavery, miscegenation, energy, riches, and sheer abandon. yet for the ladies and youngsters who truly inhabited this realm of the imperial palace, the truth used to be enormously assorted. during this number of translated memoirs, 3 girls who lived within the Ottoman imperial harem in Istanbul among 1876 and 1924 provide a desirable glimpse "behind the veil" into the lives of Muslim palace ladies of the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries. The memoirists are Filizten, concubine to Sultan Murad V; Princess Ayse, daughter of Sultan Abdulhamid II; and Safiye, a schoolteacher who urged the grandchildren and harem women of Sultan Mehmed V. Their memories of the Ottoman harem display the inflexible protocol and hierarchy that ruled the lives of the imperial family members and concubines, in addition to the loads of slave girls and black eunuchs in carrier to them. The memoirists express that, faraway from being a spot of debauchery, the harem was once a family members domestic within which well mannered and subtle habit prevailed. Douglas Brookes explains the social constitution of the nineteenth-century Ottoman palace harem in his advent. those 3 memoirs, written throughout a part century and by means of girls of differing social sessions, provide a fuller and richer portrait of the Ottoman imperial harem than has ever sooner than been to be had in English.

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Managing Invisibility: Dissimulation and Identity by Hande Sözer

By Hande Sözer

In coping with Invisibility, Hande Sözer examines advanced invisibilities of Alevi Bulgarian Turks, a double-minority which faces structural discrimination in Bulgaria and Turkey. whereas the literature portrays minorities’ visibility as a demand for his or her empowerment or a resource in their surveillance, the publication argues that for such minorities what issues is their regulate over their very own visibility. To make this aspect, it makes a speciality of the idea that protecting dissimulation, a technique of self-imposed invisibility. It discusses instances indicating Alevi Bulgarian Turks’ suggestions of facing traditionally altering majorities of their greater societies and argues that dissimulation truly reinforces the intergroup differences for the minority’s contributors. the knowledge for the e-book was once amassed in the course of 18 months of ethnographic fieldwork in Bulgaria and Turkey.

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The Last Crusaders: East, West and the Battle for the Centre by Barnaby Rogerson

By Barnaby Rogerson

An exploration of the later Cruades, written "with the ability of a historian and the aptitude of a novelist" (The Guardian)

The Crusades have been the bridge among medievl and glossy background, among feudalism and colonialism. in lots of methods, the lttle explored later Crusades have been the main major of all of them, for thy made the difficulty really worldwide. The final Crusaders is set the perio's final nice clash among East and West, and the colossal contest betwee Habsburg-led Christendom and the Ottoman Empire within the 15th and ixteenth centuries. From the good naval campaigns and the ferocious struggl to dominate the North African shore, the clash opened up alongside trde routes, eating countries and cultures, destroying dynasties, and spawing the 1st colonial empires in South the US and the Indian Ocean.

The final Crsaders is narrative heritage at its richest and so much compelling. REVIW: "This is an bold undertaking and The final Crusaders presents narrative heritage at the grand scale." --Daily Telegraph

"Barnaby Rogerson paints a shiny canvas, sweeping n scope and whole of memorable detail...The writer is mainly stable at narrating in gripping, andoften grisly, element the nice sieges and battles that punctuated thi fight. The ebook is provided with very good maps, an invaluable chronologial chart, various illustrations, and a truly complete bibliography. The wriing is attractive and shiny, by no means pedantic. Any background buff will locate this bok a pleasure." -ForeWord Review

"Rogerson's narrative colorsthe conflicts of the 16th century with the derring-do of kings, corsair, and crusaders; this e-book will retain readers up long gone bedtime" -- Foreord Magazine

"This completely readable e-book presents a colourful advert well-organized account of this tumultuous, lesser-known interval of histoy. hugely steered for either scholars and basic readers." - Library Jornal STARRED REVIEW

"The final Crusaders is an engaging istory of the good clash among Christianity and Islam from the mid-140s to the mid-1500s...Rogerson proves himself a skillful storyteller as he recunts the deeds and misdeeds of either sides." -Internet evaluation of Books

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Poems of Nazim Hikmet by Nazim Hikmet

By Nazim Hikmet

"A top smooth Turkish poet, Hikmet (1902-1963) as soon as wrote from felony, "In the 20 th century / grief lasts / at such a lot a year." First jailed in 1924 on the age of twenty-two for engaged on a leftist journal, he spent 18 years incarcerated. Hikmet was once offered the realm Peace Prize in 1950, an identical 12 months as he received his unencumber from prison, in simple terms to be exiled from Turkey in 1951 for the final thirteen years of his existence. The poet obviously by no means misplaced his religion in social justice. His love of lifestyles it seems that didn't weaken, and his poems resonate with its strength: "Shot via ten years of bondage like a bullet, / . . . my middle continues to be an identical center, my head nonetheless an identical head." yet to contemplate Hikmet a political poet in basic terms is to overlook his present, and a temperament contaminated with pleasure. In "Occupation" he writes, "In the afternoon warmth I decide olives, / the leaves the most lovable of vegetables: / I'm mild from head to toe." The translations via Blasing and Mutlu Konak show the ability and originality of the paintings; there are not any vulnerable poems right here. As Hikmet grew, he added a richness and humanity unprecedented in its freedom from bitterness"

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Early Seljūq History: A New Interpretation by A.C.S. Peacock

By A.C.S. Peacock

This e-book investigates the early background of the Seljuq Turks, founders of 1 of crucial empires of the mediaeval Islamic global, from their origins within the Eurasian steppe to their conquest of Iran, Iraq and Anatolia. the 1st paintings on hand in a western language in this very important episode in Turkish and Islamic historical past, this publication deals a brand new realizing of the emergence of this significant nomadic empire

Focusing on possibly an important and least understood section, the transformation of the Seljuqs from tribesmen in valuable Asia to rulers of a good Muslim Empire, the writer examines formerly missed resources to illustrate the critical position of tribalism within the evolution in their kingdom. The publication additionally seeks to appreciate the effect of the invasions at the settled peoples of the center East and the beginnings of Turkish payment within the area, which was once to remodel it demographically eternally. Arguing that the nomadic, steppe origins of the Seljuqs have been of a lot larger value in picking out the early improvement of the empire than is mostly believed, this publication sheds new gentle at the arrival of the Turks within the Islamic world.

A major contribution to our realizing of the background of the center East, this booklet may be of curiosity to students of Byzantium in addition to Islamic background, in addition to Islamic stories and anthropology.

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The Ottoman Middle East: Studies in Honor of Amnon Cohen by Eyal Ginio, Professor Elie Podeh

By Eyal Ginio, Professor Elie Podeh

This selection of articles discusses numerous political, social, cultural and monetary points of the Ottoman heart East. by utilizing a number of textual and visible files, produced within the Ottoman Empire, the gathering deals new insights into the matrix of lifestyles through the lengthy interval of Ottoman rule. the several components of the quantity discover the most subject matters studied through Amnon Cohen: Ottoman Palestine, Egypt and the Fertile Crescent below Ottoman rule, Ottoman Jews and their family members with the encompassing societies and numerous social facets of Ottoman societies.

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