Preferred Citation: Kafadar, Cemal. Between Two Worlds: The Construction of the . Ottoman State. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press, The Construction of the Ottoman State | Early in the 14th century, Osman, son of Ertogril, became the leader of a minor beglik, one of many small political units. J.M. Rogers, “Mehmed the Conqueror: Between East and West,” in Bellini and the East edited by Caroline Campbell and Alan Chong (London and Boston.
And so, before they come to the actual history, the reader has an understanding of the different ways historians have approached the period and of the sources and the debates over their use. This highly original look at the rise of the Ottoman empire—the longest-lived political entity in human history—shows the transformation of a tiny frontier enterprise into a centralized imperial state that saw itself as both leader of the world’s Muslims and heir to the Eastern Roman Empire.
Sign in via your Institution Sign in. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! The field has been dominated by Wittek’s gaza thesis, which stressed the role of gazis and the gaza ethos in the Ottoman expansion. Turkestan and the Rise of Eurasian Empires.
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Little in the way of early Ottoman writing survives, but there are two other important bodies of sources. Red Sea Wars on the Eve of Islam. After this introduction, Kafadar surveys the historians of the early Ottomans: Court Cultures in the Muslim World. Kafadar argues that “refutations” of this thesis based on discrepancies between gaza ideology and Ottoman practice miss the point, since kafwdar gaza thesis is not bound to idealised and anachronistic definitions of gaza.
The Barber of Damascus. The Construction of the Ottoman State. As the Ottoman state expanded, politically centrifugal and religiously heterodox elements of the original gaza ethos were discarded in favour of a centralising ideology and religious orthodoxy.
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Studies on the Civilization of Islam. Stories from Anatolian frontier culture provide essential background for understanding gaza and gazis and the religious experience of the milieu, while world later Ottoman chronicle tradition, though it has been filtered through later orthodoxy and must be used with extreme care, provides critical information. You submitted the following rating and review.
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Selected pages Title Page. Through a combination of commitment to gaza loosely, “holy war”alliances with other gazis and a pragmatic attitude to alliances with the heathenan advantageous geographical location, an unusual commitment to unigeniture, and a good deal of luck, this beglik was to expand, under Osman and akfadar successors, into the Ottoman Empire.
Science among the Ottomans. Between Two Worlds is both a scholarly review and an introduction accessible to the newcomer, and for me it was a hundred and fifty pages of pure pleasure.
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Ottoman Empire and the World around it, The. Kafadar looks at several individual works and episodes in detail, but stresses that the sources must be evaluated as parts of evolving worlda of traditions. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori.