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Ottoman historical writing of the 15th and 16th centuries played a significant role in fashioning Ottoman identity and institutionalizing the dynastic state structure during this period of rapid imperial expansion. This volume shows how the writing of history achieved these effects by examining the implicit messages conveyed by the texts and illustrations of key manuscripts. It answers such questions as how the Ottomans understood themselves within their court and in relation to non-Ottoman others; how they visualized the ideal ruler; how they defined their culture and place in the world; and what the significance of Islam was in their self-definition.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. p. 1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Note on Transliteration
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. 1. The Historical Epic Aḥvāl-i Sulṭan Meḥemmed (The Tales of Sultan Mehmed) in the Context of Early Ottoman Historiography
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. 2. The Memory of the Mongols in Early Ottoman Historiography
  2. pp. 23-38
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  1. 3. Imperialism, Bureaucratic Consciousness, and the Historian’s Craft
  2. pp. 39-57
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  1. 4. Conversion and Converts to Islam in Ottoman Historiography of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
  2. pp. 58-79
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  1. 5. Seeing the Past
  2. pp. 80-99
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  1. 6. From Adam to Süleyman
  2. pp. 100-128
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  1. 7. The Challenge of Periodization
  2. pp. 129-154
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 155-170
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 171-172
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 173-181
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253008749
Related ISBN
9780253008572
MARC Record
OCLC
843881812
Pages
200
Launched on MUSE
2013-10-21
Language
English
Open Access
No
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