The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe by Daniel GoffmanThe Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe by Daniel Goffman

The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe

byDaniel Goffman

Paperback | May 6, 2002

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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 in European History--will be essential reading for undergraduates.
Title:The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern EuropeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:297 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublished:May 6, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Ottomancentrism and the West; 2. Fabricating the Ottoman State; 3. A seasoned polity; 4. Factionalism and insurrection; 5. The Ottoman-Venetian Association; 6. Commerce and diasporas; 7. A changing station in Europe; 8. Conclusion: the greater western world.

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"...thought-provoking..." Canadian Journal of History, Thomas Scheben, City of Frankfurt