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The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe

The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe

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Published by: Jeff Radford on Dec 20, 2012
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The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe
Despite the fact that its capital city and over one third of its territorywere within the continent of Europe, the Ottoman Empire has consis-tentlybeenregardedasaplaceapart,inextricablydividedfromtheWestby differences of culture and religion. A perception of its militarism, itsbarbarism, its tyranny, the sexual appetites of its rulers, and its perva-sive exoticism has led historians to measure the Ottoman world againsta western standard and find it lacking. In recent decades, a dynamicand convincing scholarship has emerged that seeks to comprehend and,in the process, to de-exoticize this enduring realm. Daniel Goffmanprovides a thorough introduction to the history and institutions of theOttoman Empire from this new standpoint, and presents a claim for itsinclusion in Europe. His lucid and engaging book – an important addi-tion to New Approaches to European History – will be essential readingfor undergraduates.D
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is Professor of History at Ball State University. Hispublications include
Izmir and the Levantine world, 1550–1650 
(Seattle,WA, 1990),
Britons in the Ottoman Empire, 1642–1660 
(Seattle, WA,1998) and
The Ottoman City between East and West: Aleppo, Izmir, and Istanbul 
, with Edhem Eldem and Bruce Masters (Cambridge, 1999).He is currently editor of the
Middle East Studies Association Bulletin.
 
 New Approaches to European History
Series editors
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Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
New Approaches to European History is an important textbook series,which provides concise but authoritative surveys of major themes andproblems in European history since the Renaissance. Written at alevel and length accessible to advanced school students andundergraduates, each book in the series addresses topics or themesthat students of European history encounter daily: the series embracesboth some of the more “traditional” subjects of study, and thosecultural and social issues to which increasing numbers of school andcollege courses are devoted. A particular effort is made to consider thewider international implications of the subject under scrutiny.To aid the student reader scholarly apparatus and annotation islight, but each work has full supplementary bibliographies and notesfor further reading: where appropriate chronologies, maps, diagramsand other illustrative material are also provided.
 For a list of titles published in the series, please see end of book.

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