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The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe
  • Bandtyp: Häftad
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 200204
  • Antal sidor: 300
  • Vikt i gram: 430
  • ISBN10:0521459087
  • ISBN13:9780521459082

The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe

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Despite the fact that its capital city and over one third of its territory was within the continent of Europe, the Ottoman Empire has consistently been regarded as a place apart, inextricably divided from the West by differences of culture and religion. A perception of its militarism, its barbarism, its tyranny, the sexual appetites of its rulers and its pervasive exoticism has led historians to measure the Ottoman world against a western standard and find it lacking. In recent decades, a dynamic and convincing scholarship has emerged that seeks to comprehend and, in the process, to de-exoticize this enduring realm. Dan Goffman provides a thorough introduction to the history and institutions of the Ottoman Empire from this new standpoint, and presents a claim for its inclusion in Europe. His lucid and engaging book - an important addition to New Approaches to European History - will be essential reading for undergraduates.

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