From Anatolia to Aceh: Ottomans, Turks, and Southeast Asia

Hardcover | March 5, 2015

EditorAndrew Peacock, Annabel Teh Gallop

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Southeast Asia has long been connected by trade, religion and political links to the wider world across the Indian Ocean, and especially to the Middle East through the faith of Islam. However, little attention has been paid to the ties between Muslim Southeast Asia - encompassing the modernnations of Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and the southern parts of Thailand and the Philippines - and the greatest Middle Eastern power, the Ottoman empire. The first direct political contact took place in the 16th century, when Ottoman records confirm that gunners and gunsmiths were sent to Aceh in Sumatra to help fight against the Portuguese domination of the pepper trade. In the intervening centuries, the main conduit for contact between was theannual Hajj pilgrimage, and many Malay pilgrims from Southeast Asia spent long periods of study in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, which were under Ottoman control from 1517 until the early 20th century. During the period of European colonial expansion in the 19th century, once again Malaystates turned to Istanbul for help. It now appears that these demands for intervention from Southeast Asia may even have played an important role in the development of the Ottoman policy of Pan-Islamism, positioning the Ottoman emperor as Caliph and leader of Muslims worldwide and promoting Muslimsolidarity. The papers in this volume represent the first attempt to bring together research on all aspects of the relationship between the Ottoman world and Southeast Asia - political, economic, religious and intellectual - much of it based on documents newly discovered in archives in Istanbul.

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Southeast Asia has long been connected by trade, religion and political links to the wider world across the Indian Ocean, and especially to the Middle East through the faith of Islam. However, little attention has been paid to the ties between Muslim Southeast Asia - encompassing the modernnations of Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singap...

Andrew Peacock is at the University of St. Andrews, UK. Annabel Teh Gallop is with the British Library, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:300 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:March 5, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. A.C.S. Peacock and Annabel Teh Gallop: Introduction. Islam, Trade and Politics Across the Indian Ocean: Imagination and Reality2. Anthony Reid, Rum and Jawa: The Vicissitudes of Documenting a Long-distance RelationshipThe political and economic relationship from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries3. Jorge Santos Alves: From Istanbul with Love: Rumours, Conspiracies and Commercial Competition in Aceh-Ottoman Relations (1550s to 1570s)4. A.C.S. Peacock: The Economic Relationship between the Ottoman Empire and Southeast Asia in the Seventeenth Century5. Jeyamalar Kathirithamby-Wells: Hadhrami Mediators of Ottoman Influence in Southeast Asia6. Isaac Donoso: The Ottoman Caliphate and Muslims of the Philippine Archipelago during the Early Modern EraInteractions in the Colonial Era7. Ismail Hakki Kadi: The Ottomans and Southeast Asia Prior to the Hamidian Era: A Critique of Colonial Perceptions of Ottoman-Southeast Asian Interaction8. Ismail Hakki Goksoy: Acehnese Appeals for Ottoman Protection in the Late Nineteenth Century9. William Clarence-Smith: Middle Eastern States and the Philippines under Early American Rule, 1898-191910. Amrita Malhi: "We Hope to Raise the Bendera Stambul": British Forward Movement and the Caliphate on the Malay Peninsula11. Chiara Formichi: Indonesian Readings of Turkish History (1890s-1940s)Cultural and intellectual influences12. Vladimir Braginsky: Representation of the Turkic-Turkish Theme in Traditional Malay Literature, with Special Reference to the Works of the Fourteenth to Mid-Seventeenth Centuries13. Oman Fathurahman: New Textual Evidence for Intellectual and Religious Connections between the Ottomans and Aceh14. Ali Akbar: The Influence of Ottoman Qur'ans in Southeast Asia through the Ages