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The Ottoman Empire and the World Around It

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In Islamic law the world was made up of the House of Islam and the House of War with the Ottoman Sultan--the perceived successor to the Caliphs--supreme ruler of the Islamic world. However, Suraiya Faroqhi demonstrates that there was no iron curtain between the Ottoman and other worlds but rather a long-established network of diplomatic, financial, cultural and religious c ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 3rd 2006 by I. B. Tauris (first published October 26th 2004)
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Nikola Rakovski
As its title suggests, this book is an account of the interactions of the Ottomans with their neighbours.

The reader might expect to find a classical study of state relations, but that is not the only purpose of the book. Certainly, the author devotes good many pages on the political developments and military encounters, which the Ottomans experienced throughout the period under scrutiny, and bases the book's chronological frame precisely on those developments and encounters. Nevertheless, more
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Suraiya Faroqhi was born in Berlin to a German mother and Indian father in 1941. She studied at Hamburg University and she came to Istanbul through a university exchange program when she was 21. At Istanbul University, she became a student of Ömer Lütfi Barkan. She completed her master's degree in Hamburg and between 1968-1970 she studied English Language Teaching at Indiana University-Bloomington ...more
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