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Analecta Isisiana: Ottoman and Turkish Studies

A co-publication with The Isis Press, Istanbul, the series consists of collections of thematic essays focused on specific themes of Ottoman and Turkish studies. These scholarly volumes address important issues throughout Turkish history, offering in a single volume the accumulated insights of a single author over a career of research on the subject.

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Workers, Peasants and Economic Change in the Ottoman Empire, 1730-1914

ISBN: 978-1-61143-127-8
This collection of essays contains the work of one of the premier Ottoman economic and social historians, Donald Quataert, covering topics relating to labour and manufacturing in the nineteenth century.

Ottoman History and Society

Jewish Sources
ISBN: 978-1-61143-126-1
Aryeh Shmuelevitz study of Ottoman Jewish history takes the reader across the Ottoman Empire in time and geography while questioning the historical value of each source he consults.

Republican Turkey

Aspects of Internal Affairs and International Relations
ISBN: 978-1-61143-125-4
This work is a collection of essays by Aryeh Smuelevitz on Turkey between the years 1976 and 1982, a period of political turmoil and violence which culminated in a military coup.


Its Jewish Community and Alliance Schools, 1867-1937
ISBN: 978-1-61719-145-9
Based on extensive archival research, this book presents the state of Jewish schooling in Ottoman Edirne during the period of activity by the Alliance Israelite Universelle.

The Ottoman Empire, the Balkans, the Greek Lands

Towards a Social and Economic History
ISBN: 978-1-61719-099-5
This volume is a collection of essays written in honor of Professor John C. Alexander on the topic of the Ottoman Balkans and the Ottoman Greek community.

Historical Image of the Turk in Europe, 15th Century to the Present

Political and Civilisational Aspects
ISBN: 978-1-61719-093-3
The European view of “the Turk” is taken up in this series of articles, which address the representations of Turks and Turkey from the Ottoman period until the present.

Dimitrie Cantemir and the Islamic world

ISBN: 978-1-61719-085-8
This work is a study of Dimitrie Cantemir (1673-1723), a Romanian prince who lived some 20 years in Istanbul and wrote a history of the Ottoman Empire.

The Limits of Eurocentricity

Imperial British Foreign and Defence Policy in the Early Twentieth Century
ISBN: 978-1-61719-143-5
In The Limits of Eurocentricity, Keith Wilson argues that the British Empire did not reorient itself towards Europe at the beginningo f the twentieth century as has long been assumed.

The Islamization & Turkification of the City of Trabzon (Trebizond), 1461-1583

ISBN: 978-1-61719-157-2
This study uses the rich Ottoman records to assess how the Islamization and Turkification of the Christian Greek city of Trabzon occurred.

The Jews and Prostitution in Constantinople, 1854-1922

ISBN: 978-1-61719-156-5
This volume contains Rifat Bali’s study of the Jewish place in Istanbul’s nineteenth-century sex trade as well as three contemporary accounts of the practice.

Tilkidom and the Ottoman Empire

The Letters of Gerald Fitzmaurice to George Lloyd, 1906-1915
Edited by G.R. Berridge
ISBN: 978-1-61719-155-8
Tilkidom is the collection of letters written the chief translator at the British embassy in the Ottoman Empire to a fellow diplomat in the years prior to WWI.

Jewish Historiography on the Ottoman Empire and its Jewry from the Late Fifteenth Century to the Ear

ISBN: 978-1-61719-154-1
This work is a study of Jewish history writing in the Ottoman Empire through various periods, including the Sabbatian movement, and how these writings have affected our understanding of Ottoman Jewish history today.

The First Ten Years of the Turkish Republic Thru the Reports of American Diplomats

US Diplomatic Documents on Turkey V
ISBN: 978-1-61719-153-4
This book contains a decade’s worth of American consular reports offering insights into life in the new Turkish republic and development of modern Turkey.

Defterology Revisited

Studies on 15th and 16th Century Ottoman Society
ISBN: 978-1-61719-152-7

War and Peace in Rumeli

15th to Beginning of 19th Century
ISBN: 978-1-61719-151-0
This collection of works by Rossitsa Gradeva looks at aspects of the Balkans under Ottoman rule. In particular Gradeva addresses the Danube river, local judicial and administrative practices and daily life under the Ottomans.

The Netherlands and Turkey

Four Hundred Years of Political, Economical, Social and Cultural Relations
ISBN: 978-1-61719-149-7
Alexander de Groot looks beyond the Tulip craze of the seventeenth century to explore the story of Dutch-Ottoman contact, from the Battle of Lepanto in the late sixteenth century to the Turkish nationalist struggle of the 1920s.

The Functioning of Ottoman Avariz Taxation

An Aspect of the Relationship Between Centre and Periphery: A Case Study of the Province of Karaman, 1621-1700
ISBN: 978-1-61719-147-3
Demirci’s work on provincial taxation in the seventeenth century is a contribution to scholarship on both centre-periphery relations and the question of Ottoman decline.

Village Life in Cyprus at the Time of the Ottoman Conquest

ISBN: 978-1-61719-146-6
Ronald Jennings makes use of a 1572 survey of Cyprus by the Ottoman authorities to describe local village life and living shortly after its conquest.

A Bridge between Cultures

Studies on Ottoman and Republican Turkey in Memory of Ali Ihsan Bagis
Edited by Sinan Kuneralp
ISBN: 978-1-61719-144-2
This collection of essays published in memory of Ali Ihsan Bagis are concerned with Ottoman and Turkish contacts with the West.

The Quest for Sultan Abdülhamid's Oil Assets

His Heirs' Legal Battle for Their Rights
ISBN: 978-1-61719-142-8
Part of the deposed Ottoman imperial family, Mahmud Sami tells the story of the how the heirs to the Ottoman throne lost Iraq’s oil assets and how they have tried to regain them during the 20th century.

Structure and Function in Turkish Society

Essays on Religion, Politics and Social Change
ISBN: 978-1-61719-140-4
This collection of essays by David Shankland explores Turkish political and religious issues from a social anthropological perspective.

New Documents on Atatürk

Atatürk as Viewed Through the Eyes of American Diplomats
ISBN: 978-1-61719-139-8
Rifat Bali’s collection of American consular reports concerning Mustafa Kemal Atatürk make an important new contribution to the study of the man and his personality.

The Turkish Cinema in the Early Republican Years

US Diplomatic Documents on Turkey II
ISBN: 978-1-61719-138-1
Rifat Bali has collected in this volume several American consular reports concerning the state of early Turkish cinema, including a previously-unpublished report by the .American embassy in the 1930s.

Turkish Students' Movements and the Turkish Left in the 1950s-1960s

US Diplomatic Documents on Turkey I
ISBN: 978-1-61719-137-4
This volume contains a collection of documents composed by American diplomatic representatives in Turkey concerning leftist and student movements during the Cold War.

British Public Opinion Towards the Ottoman Empire During the Two Crises

Bosnia-Herzegovina (1908-1909) and the Balkan Wars (1912-1913)
ISBN: 978-1-61719-136-7
Sevtap Demirci looks at the Bosnia-Herzegovina crisis and the Balkan Wars and how they affected British public opinion towards the Ottoman Empire just prior to WWI.