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Mapping the Ottomans

Author : Palmira Brummett
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This book examines how Ottomans were mapped in the narrative and visual imagination of early modern Europe's Christian kingdoms.

Mapping the Acehnese Past

Author : R. Michael Feener
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Aceh has become best known in our times for its twin disasters—the worst earthquake and tsunami of modern times in December 2004, and a long-running separatist conflict that rent Indonesia for most of its independent history. Although this book emerged from the process of recovery from those traumas, it turns the spotlight on a more positive and neglected claim Aceh has on our attention, as the Southeast Asian maritime state that most successfully and creatively maintained its independent place in the world until 1874. Like Burma, Siam and Vietnam, all better protected by geography, Aceh has its own story to tell of a unique culture struggling for survival through the European colonial era.

Science among the Ottomans

Author : Miri Shefer-Mossensohn
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Scholars have long thought that, following the Muslim Golden Age of the medieval era, the Ottoman Empire grew culturally and technologically isolated, losing interest in innovation and placing the empire on a path toward stagnation and decline. Science among the Ottomans challenges this widely accepted Western image of the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Ottomans as backward and impoverished. In the first book on this topic in English in over sixty years, Miri Shefer-Mossensohn contends that Ottoman society and culture created a fertile environment that fostered diverse scientific activity. She demonstrates that the Ottomans excelled in adapting the inventions of others to their own needs and improving them. For example, in 1877, the Ottoman Empire boasted the seventh-longest electric telegraph system in the world; indeed, the Ottomans were among the era’s most advanced nations with regard to modern communication infrastructure. To substantiate her claims about science in the empire, Shefer-Mossensohn studies patterns of learning; state involvement in technological activities; and Turkish- and Arabic-speaking Ottomans who produced, consumed, and altered scientific practices. The results reveal Ottoman participation in science to have been a dynamic force that helped sustain the six-hundred-year empire.

Mapping the Silk Road

Author : Kenneth Nebenzahl
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Mapping Asia presents an authoritative selection of the most important antique maps of Asia representing time periods from the age of Alexander the Great to the early nineteenth century, and spanning the area from the Middle East to Japan. A visual chronicle of the maps and their makers, this book presents historic documents by cartographers from England, France, Portugal, Holland, Turkey, Italy, and China. It explores the history of Europe's discovery of lands to the east, from Constantinople to present-day Alaska. In doing so the book tells the story of the thriving trade that linked east and west beginning with the ancient Silk Road, examines the role of the explorers - such as Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Sir Francis Drake - as they overcame enormous difficulties to discover new lands and routes to the East, and contrasts this history with the struggles of indigenous peoples to retain their autonomy in the face of European trade, missionary activity, and influence. This volume reproduces in full color 80 beautifully rendered and rare maps, more than 40 of which have never been published for the general public. Each map is accompanied by an essay that provides extensive background on the mapmaker and his work, with descriptions of the geography and sites. The decoration of the maps reflects artistic styles of their day, including calligraphy, cartouches, and details such as camel caravans making their way across the Silk Road, galleons navigating sea routes to Asia, illustrations of native plants and animals, battle scenes, and town views.

The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Author : A.C.S. Peacock
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The Ottoman Empire was one the crucial forces that shaped the modern world. These essays combine archaeological and historical approaches to shed light on how the Ottoman Empire approached the challenge of governing frontiers as diverse as Central and Eastern Europe, Anatolia, Iraq, Arabia, and the Sudan over the 15th to 20th centuries.

Trading Territories

Author : Jerry Brotton
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In this generously illustrated book, Jerry Brotton documents the dramatic changes in the nature of geographical representation which took place during the sixteenth century, and suggests that they tell us a great deal about the transformation of European culture at the end of the early modern era. He examines the age's fascination with maps, charts, and globes as both texts and artifacts that provided their owners with a promise of gain, be it intellectual, political, or financial.

European Cartographers and the Ottoman World 1500 1750

Author : Ian Manners
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This lavishly illustrated catalogue of the exhibit European Cartographers and the Ottoman World, 1500-1750, explores how mapmakers sought to document a new geography of the Near East that reconciled classical ideas and theories with the information collected and brought back by travelers and voyagers. The text is accompanied by images of illuminated manuscript charts and atlases, the earliest printed maps of the Ottoman Empire, and bird's-eye views of cities that provided "arm-chair travelers" with the experience of knowing distant places.

New Perspectives on Turkey

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Historical Sketches The Turks in their relation to Europe Marcus Tullius Cicero Apollonius of Tyana Primitive Christianity

Author : John Henry Newman
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The Shaping of the Ottoman Balkans 1350 1550

Author : Heath W. Lowry
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Archiv Orient ln

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Journal of Theatre and Drama

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Comit International D tudes Pr ottomanes Et Ottomanes

Author : Comité international d'études pré-ottomanes et ottomanes. Symposium
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Street Mapping

Author : Edward John Samuel Parsons
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How are maps designed and why are they made? Using maps from across the centuries and around the world, Millea gives readers the history of urban cartography using magnificent examples from the Bodleian Library's extensive map collections. From Ralph Agas's famous sixteenth-century map of Oxford to a Soviet Cold War-era map showing key installations throughout the city, the impact of purpose and function on mapping is vividly illustrated. Also included is the 1883 "Drink Map of Oxford" published by the Temperance Union, which draws attention to the fact that "every twenty-second house in Oxford is a drink-shop," and marks these with a proliferation of red dots--a perfect guide for a pub crawl. This is an important work for students and collectors, as well as map enthusiasts or anyone with an interest in cities and their design.

The True Description of Cairo

Author : Matheo Pagano
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Commentary upon and facsimiles of the wood engraving by Matteo Pagano and its contemporary narrative by Guillaume Postel. Volume 1 provides commentary on the production of Pagano's engraving, volume 2 facsimiles, translations and commentary on Postel's narrative and volume 3 a full size facsimile of the engraving.

The Journal of Military History

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Western Society

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This brief edition offers the unsurpassed social history of A History of Western Society in an accessible, lively format. Short enough to use with supplements and more affordable than its parent text, A Brief History retains the sustained attention to daily life, the rich art and map program, and all of the special features of the full-length edition. Extensive study aids help students comprehend the material and prepare for exams. Now you can have it all in a briefer book.

Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery

Author : Palmira Johnson Brummett
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This work reframes sixteenth-century history , incorporating the Ottoman empire more thoroughly into European, Asian and world history. It analyzes the Ottoman Empire's expansion eastward in the contexts of claims to universal sovereignty, Levantine power politics, and the struggle for control of the oriental trade. Challenging the notion that the sixteenth-century Ottoman Empire was merely a reactive economic entity driven by the impulse to territorial conquest, Brummett portrays it as inheritor of Euro-Asian trading networks and participant in the contest for commercial hegemony from Genoa and Venice to the Indian Ocean. Brummett shows that the development of seapower was crucial to this endeavor, enabling the Ottomans to subordinate both Venice and the Mamluk kingdom to dependency relationships and providing the Ottoman ruling class access to commercial investment and wealth.

60 Years of Surveying and Mapping Israel 1948 2008

Author : Haim Srebro
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The journal of medieval and early modern studies

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