The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Hardcover | December 26, 2009

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This is the first major comparative study of the frontiers of the Ottoman Empire, one of the crucial forces that shaped the modern world. The essays combine archaeological and historical approaches to further understanding of how this major empire approached the challenge of controllingfrontiers as diverse and far-flung as Central and Eastern Europe, Anatolia, Iraq, Arabia, and the Sudan. Ranging across the 15th to early 20th centuries, essays cover frontier fortifications, administration, society, and economy and shed light on the Ottomans' interaction with their neighbours, both Muslim and Christian, through warfare, trade and diplomacy. As well as summing up the current state ofknowledge they also point the way to fresh avenues of research. The Frontiers of the Ottoman World will be essential reading for historians and archaeologists of the Middle East and early modern Central and Eastern Europe. Giving a particular prominence to the nascent discipline of Ottoman archaeology, the volume will also be of particular interest to studentsof Islamic archaeology.

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This is the first major comparative study of the frontiers of the Ottoman Empire, one of the crucial forces that shaped the modern world. The essays combine archaeological and historical approaches to further understanding of how this major empire approached the challenge of controllingfrontiers as diverse and far-flung as Central and ...

A.C.S. Peacock is an Assistant Director at the British Institute at Ankara.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:440 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.01 inPublished:December 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ACS Peacock: Introduction: the Ottoman Empire and its frontiersPart One: Frontier FortificationsPalmira Brummet: The Fortress: defining and mapping the Ottoman frontier in the 16th-17th centuriesGabor Agoston: Where environmental and frontier studies meet: rivers, forests, marshes, and fortifications along the Ottoman-Hapsburg frontier in HungaryAndrew Petersen: The Ottoman conquest of Arabia and the Syrian hajj routeDenys Pringle: 'Aqaba Castle in the Ottoman period, 1517-1917Malcolm Wagstaff: Evliya Celebi, the Mani and the fortress of KelefaSvitlana Bilyayeva and Victor Ostapchuk: The Ottoman northern Black Sea frontier at Akkerman Fortress: the present view from a historical and archaeological projectBurcu Ozguven: Palanka forts and construction activity in the late Ottoman BalkansLucienne Thys-Senocak, Rahmi Nurhan Celik, Arzu Ozsavasci and Gulhan Tanyeli: Understanding archaeology and architecture through archival records: the restoration project of the Ottoman fortress of Seddulbahir on the Gallipoli Peninsula of TurkeyPart Two: The administration of the frontierTom Sinclair: Administration and fortification in the Van region under Ottoman rule in the 16th centuryJohn Alexander: Ottoman frontier policies in northeast Africa, 1517-1914Frederick Anscombe: Continuities in Ottoman centre-periphery relations, 1787-1915Kahraman Sakul: Ottoman attempts to control the Adriatic frontier in the Napoleonic WarsGokhan Cetinsaya: Challenges of a frontier region: the case of Ottoman Iraq in the 19th centuryIsa Blumi: The frontier as a measure of modern power: local limits to empire in Yemen, 1872- 1914Part Three: Frontier Society: rulers, ruled and revoltSara Nur Yildiz: Razing Gevele and fortifying Konya: the beginning of the Ottoman conquest of the Karamanid principality in south-central Anatolia, 1468Rossitsa Gradeva: Between the hinterland and the frontier: Ottoman Vidin, 15th to 18th centuriesRhoads Murphey: The garrison and its hinterland in the Ottoman east, 1578-1605Intisar Elzein: Ottoman archaeology on the Middle Nile Valley in the SudanIbolya Gerelyes: Garrisons and the local population in Ottoman Hungary: the testimony of the archaeological findsRichard Carlton and Alan Rushworth: The Krajina Project: exploring the Ottoman-Hapsburg borderlandNeil Faulkner and Nick Saunders: War without frontiers: the archaeology of the Arab Revolt, 1916-18Part Four: The Economy of the FrontierMark Stein: Military service and material gain on the Ottoman-Hapsburg frontierM. Mallinson, C. Breen, W. Forsythe, J. Phillips and L. Smith: Ottoman Suakin 1541 - 1865 AD - lost and foundColin Heywood: A frontier without archaeology? The Ottoman maritime frontier in the western Mediterranean, 1660-1760Paul Lane and Douglas Johnson: The archaeology and history of slavery in South Sudan in the 19th centuryCaroline Finkel: Conclusion