The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650: The Structure of Power by Colin ImberThe Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650: The Structure of Power by Colin Imber

The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650: The Structure of Power

byColin Imber

Hardcover | August 26, 2009

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A revised and expanded second edition of a highly-praised account of the structure of the government of the Ottoman Empire to the mid-seventeenth century. Colin Imber incorporates the latest research, and the text now also features a new chapter on taxation as well as an up-to-date Bibliography.
COLIN IMBER was Reader in Turkish at the University of Manchester, UK until his recent retirement.
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Title:The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650: The Structure of PowerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 1 inPublished:August 26, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230574505

ISBN - 13:9780230574502

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Table of Contents

Maps.- Preface to the Second Edition.- Chronology.- The Dynasty.- Recruitment.- The Palace.- The Provinces.- The Law.- Taxation.- The Army.- The Fleet.- Some Conclusions.- Notes.- Glossary.- Sources Quoted.- Bibliography.- Index.

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"Colin Imber has expanded and updated his masterly survey of the Ottoman state down to the mid-seventeenth century to take account of important recent developments in the field, and to add a lucid account of the labyrinthine Ottoman taxation system. He has produced a valuable and informative study which manages to combine real in-depth insights into the institutions and the remarkably 'other' power structures of the Ottoman empire with an vigorous and often pithy style which wears its learning lightly. A must for all actual and wanna-be Ottomanists." -- Colin Heywood, University of Hull, UK "Colin Imber's book remains the best overview of the early Ottoman institutions. The updates and the addition of a new chapter on taxation make it even better." -- Gabor Agoston, Georgetown University, USA, co-author of the Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire.