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A collection of articles by Svat Soucek about the naval history of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th to 18th centuries.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-150-3
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Jan 20,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 259
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-150-3
$147.00
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Based on the theme of Turkish seafaring, the essays in this collection span a wide gamut of Ottoman navel and maritime history. The first three essays focus on famed Turkish admiral and cartographer Piri Reis and his discoveries in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The Barbarossa brothers and their domination of northern Africa is this same general time period and the Ottoman naval policy in the Indian Ocean are explored. Relationships with the Portuguese in the Persian Gulf and the Ottoman conquest of Rhodes, Cyprus, and Crete provide insight into international relations. Essays on the Ottoman merchant marine and the varieties of ships utilized in Ottoman times portray in a direct way the maritime life of the Empire. Ottoman cartography and a medieval travelogue complete the collection. Complimenting the text, maps of the Ottoman maritime frontiers of 1512 and 1574 are included. Both historians of seafaring and of Ottoman studies will find these essays essential reading.

Based on the theme of Turkish seafaring, the essays in this collection span a wide gamut of Ottoman navel and maritime history. The first three essays focus on famed Turkish admiral and cartographer Piri Reis and his discoveries in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The Barbarossa brothers and their domination of northern Africa is this same general time period and the Ottoman naval policy in the Indian Ocean are explored. Relationships with the Portuguese in the Persian Gulf and the Ottoman conquest of Rhodes, Cyprus, and Crete provide insight into international relations. Essays on the Ottoman merchant marine and the varieties of ships utilized in Ottoman times portray in a direct way the maritime life of the Empire. Ottoman cartography and a medieval travelogue complete the collection. Complimenting the text, maps of the Ottoman maritime frontiers of 1512 and 1574 are included. Both historians of seafaring and of Ottoman studies will find these essays essential reading.

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Contributor Biography

Svat Soucek

Svat Soucek studied at Charles University in Prague, Ecole Nationale des Langues Orientales in Paris, and Columbia University in New York. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 7)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 10)
  • 1 PIRI RESI AND SULEYMAN THE MAGNIFICENT¹ (page 35)
  • 2 PIRI RESI AND THE OTTOMAN DISCOVERY OF THE GREAT DISCOVERIES¹ (page 45)
  • 3 PIRI REIS AND THE PERSIAN GULF¹ (page 61)
  • 4 THE RISE OF THE BARBAROSSAS IN NORTH AFRICA¹ (page 71)
  • 5 OTTOMAN NAVAL POLICY IN THE INDIAN OCEAN¹ (page 83)
  • 6 THE PORTUGUESE AND THE TURKS IN THE PERSIAN GULF¹ (page 87)
  • 7 NAVAL ASPECTS OF THE OTTOMAN CONQUEST OF RHODES, CYPRUS AND CRETE¹ (page 117)
  • 8 THE STRAIF OF CHIOS AND THE KAPTANPASA'S NAVY¹ (page 151)
  • 9 THE OTTOMAN MERCHANT MARINE¹ (page 175)
  • 10 CERTAIN TYPES OF SHIPS IN OTTOMAN-TURKISH TERMINOLOGY¹ (page 185)
  • MINA'¹ (page 199)
  • MILAHA¹ (page 217)
  • OTTOMAN CARTOGRAPHY¹ (page 229)
  • A CZECH NOBLEMAN'S PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY L AND: 1493¹ (page 243)
  • HARANT'S PUTOWANJ AND ALI'S HALAT AL-QAHIRE A COMPARISON¹ (page 255)
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