The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire: The Rise of the Halveti Order, 1350-1650 by John CurryThe Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire: The Rise of the Halveti Order, 1350-1650 by John Curry

The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire: The Rise of the Halveti Order…

byJohn Curry

Hardcover | October 19, 2010

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One of more poorly understood aspects of the history of the Ottoman Empire has been the flourishing of Sufi mysticism under its auspices. This study tracks the evolution of the Halveti order from its modest origins in medieval Azerbaijan to the emergence of its influential Sa'baniyye branch,whose range extended throughout the Empire at the height of its expansion. By carefully reconstructing the lives of formerly obscure figures in the history of the order, a complex picture emerges of the connections of Halveti groups with the Ottoman state and society. Even more importantly, since the Sa'baniyye branch of the order grew out of the towns and villages of thenorthern Anatolian mountains rather than the major urban centres, this work has the added benefit of bringing a unique perspective to how Ottoman subjects lived, worked, and worshiped outside the major urban centres of the Empire. Along the way, it sheds light on less-visible actors in society, suchas women and artisans, and challenges widely-held generalizations about the activities and strategies of Ottoman mystics.
John Curry is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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Title:The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire: The Rise of the Halveti Order…Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748639233

ISBN - 13:9780748639236

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A fine piece of scholarship on the development of a specific Sufi order over a period of centuries, with special attention given to its relationship to the Ottoman state... It should be considered required reading for anyone interested in the history of Sufism or in the religious history of the Ottoman Empire.