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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.

Social Practice and Political Culture in the Turkish Republic

ISBN: 978-1-61719-135-0
This volume collects the work of Michael E. Meeker on Turkish society. Meeker’s research is based on field work he conducted in rural Turkey in the 1960s and then in Istanbul in the 1980s. Meeker’s interest is in how Turkish social conventions imply structures of political authority. In Turkey, formal institutions and interpersonal association have a close relationship, something which dates back to Ottoman times. The first two sections are devoted to the Black Sea Turks in general and then the Black Sea district of Of. The third part is devoted to Meeker’s writings on an Islamic resurgence in Turkey. The fourth and final part contains articles on political authority and interpersonal relationships in Turkey, past and present.

I Kath'inas Anatoli

Studies in Ottoman Greek History
ISBN: 978-1-61719-134-3
I Kath’imas Anatoli is a collection of papers by Richard Clogg on the Greeks inhabiting Ottoman Anatolia.

Rumeli under the Ottomans, 15th-18th Centuries

Institutions and Communities
ISBN: 978-1-61719-133-6
Gradeva’s book is a collection of articles on the Ottoman Balkans which look at the administrative structures and inter-communal relations of the region.

The Idea of State in pre-Islamic Turkish Thought

ISBN: 978-1-61719-131-2
Ayhan Biçak’s study of Turkic thought is constructed around understanding their pre-Islamic notions of the state.

Ottomans and Europeans

Contacts and Conflicts
ISBN: 978-1-61719-130-5
This collection of articles by Virginia Aksan explores the contacts and conflicts between Ottomans and Europeans through the centuries.

The Passage from the Ottoman Empire to the Nation-States

A Long and Difficult Process: The Greek Case
ISBN: 978-1-61719-129-9
This collection of papers describes the transition of the Ottoman Greek community into nation states (Greece and Cyprus). The author explores the relationship between the religious and the national in the Ottoman context.

British Policy towards Transcaucasia, 1917-1921

ISBN: 978-1-61719-128-2
This work studies British policy towards the Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan) as it developed at the end of the First World War in light of the Russian Revolution.

Latin Catholic Buildings in Istanbul

A Historical Perspective (1839-1923)
ISBN: 978-1-61719-127-5
This work is an architectural and historical survey of surviving and demolished Latin Catholic Churches in late-Ottoman Istanbul.

Salonica and Istanbul

Social, Political and Cultural Aspects of Jewish Life
ISBN: 978-1-61719-126-8
This collection of articles by Rena Molho addresses Salonica’s Jewish community during the nineteenth century and the first fifty years of the twentieth century, when the city was home to a large Jewish population.

To Be Governor of Jerusalem

The City and District During the Time of Ali Ekrem Bey, 1906-1908
ISBN: 978-1-61719-122-0
This volume is a collection of the private papers of Ali Ekrem Bey, the governor of Ottoman Jerusalem at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Strategies and Struggles

British Rhetoric and Turkish Response: The Lausanne Conference, 1922-1923
ISBN: 978-1-61719-120-6
Strategies and Struggles is the first full-length work on the diplomatic efforts of Britain and Turkey to secure their interests during the Lausanne Conference following the First Wold War.

The Communists and the Kadro Movement

Shaping Ideology in Ataturk's Turkey
ISBN: 978-1-61719-114-5
This work addresses the issue of underground Turkish Communism in the 1920s and 1930s. Harris explains the relationship between the Kemalists and Communists, including the break-away Kadro group, during this period.

Art, Politics and Society

Social Realism in Italian and Turkish Cinemas
ISBN: 978-1-61719-112-1
Art, Politics and Society is Asli Daldal’s comparative analysis of Italian and Turkish cinema following periods of political upheaval, which she then uses to produce a theoretical framework.