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Another Mirror for Princes

The Public Image of the Ottoman Sultans and Its Reception


This book is a collection of essays on Ottoman history, focusing on how sultans of the Ottoman Empire were viewed by the public.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-089-1
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Feb 19,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 298
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-089-1
$157.00

Following an introductory essay addressing the place of the Ottoman Empire in its historical context, based on unpublished archives, Faroqhi presents essays evaluating the legitimization of the sultan and his empire and the splendor of his court. Shifting to relationships with the world outside the empire, the various essays address topics ranging from piracy to mercantile concerns to diplomacy encompassing Adriatic trade and ambassadorial relations with Iran. The third and final major topic broadly addressed is how the Empire interacted with non-Ottomans within imperial territory. Included here are accounts of prisoners of war, how an Iranian subject managed to avoid enslavement in the eighteenth century, merchants from Bosnia in the Adriatic as well as trade routes through the Adriatic. These engaging essays are accompanied by a substantial bibliography and indices. Perfect for scholars of Ottoman Turkey who are interested in the connections between the Empire and the wider world, this set of essays demonstrate the unseen currents behind the realities of the state.

Suraiya Faroqhi has taught at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Ludwig Maximilians Universität in Munich, and now teaches at Bilgi University in Istanbul. She has published several books on Ottoman studies.

Following an introductory essay addressing the place of the Ottoman Empire in its historical context, based on unpublished archives, Faroqhi presents essays evaluating the legitimization of the sultan and his empire and the splendor of his court. Shifting to relationships with the world outside the empire, the various essays address topics ranging from piracy to mercantile concerns to diplomacy encompassing Adriatic trade and ambassadorial relations with Iran. The third and final major topic broadly addressed is how the Empire interacted with non-Ottomans within imperial territory. Included here are accounts of prisoners of war, how an Iranian subject managed to avoid enslavement in the eighteenth century, merchants from Bosnia in the Adriatic as well as trade routes through the Adriatic. These engaging essays are accompanied by a substantial bibliography and indices. Perfect for scholars of Ottoman Turkey who are interested in the connections between the Empire and the wider world, this set of essays demonstrate the unseen currents behind the realities of the state.

Suraiya Faroqhi has taught at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Ludwig Maximilians Universität in Munich, and now teaches at Bilgi University in Istanbul. She has published several books on Ottoman studies.

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