Writing History at the Ottoman Court: Editing the Past, Fashioning the Future

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9780253008572: Writing History at the Ottoman Court: Editing the Past, Fashioning the Future

Ottoman historical writing of the 15th and 16th centuries played a significant role in fashioning Ottoman identity and institutionalizing the dynastic state structure during this period of rapid imperial expansion. This volume shows how the writing of history achieved these effects by examining the implicit messages conveyed by the texts and illustrations of key manuscripts. It answers such questions as how the Ottomans understood themselves within their court and in relation to non-Ottoman others; how they visualized the ideal ruler; how they defined their culture and place in the world; and what the significance of Islam was in their self-definition.

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About the Author:

H. Erdem Çipa is Assistant Professor of Ottoman History in the Departments of History and Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Emine Fetvacı is Assistant Professor of Islamic Art at Boston University and author of Picturing History at the Ottoman Court (IUP, 2012).

Review:

"Brings together in a single volume a treatment of the diversity present in Ottoman historiography with coverage of prose, verse, panegyric, and court chronicles, as well as cartography and book illustration."" —Rhodes Murphey, University of Birmingham

(Rhodes Murphey, University of Birmingham)

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Editore: Indiana University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0253008573 ISBN 13: 9780253008572
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Descrizione libro Indiana University Press, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0253008573

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