Approaching Ottoman History
An Introduction to the Sources
By (author) Suraiya Faroqhi
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Approaching Ottoman History by Suraiya Faroqhi
Book DescriptionSuraiya Faroqhi's scholarly contribution to the field of Ottoman history has been prodigious. Her latest book represents a summation of that scholarship, an introduction to the state-of-the-art in Ottoman history. In a compelling exploration of the ways that primary and secondary sources can be used to interpret history, the author reaches out to students and researchers in the field and in related disciplines to familiarise them with these documents. By considering both archival and narrative sources, she explains why they were prepared, encouraging her readers to adopt a critical approach to their findings, and disabusing them of the notion that everything recorded in official documents is necessarily true! While the book is essentially a guide to a complex discipline for those about to embark upon their research, the experienced Ottomanist will find much that is original and provocative in its sophisticated interpretation of the field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521666480
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Suraiya Faroqhi
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Revisionist historiography of the Ottoman Empire using previously unpublished sources by a leading specialist.
Cultural History of the Ottomans, Hardback (May 2016)
Combines social history and cultural studies, with beautiful illustrations of rare artefacts brought together for the first time
Celebration, Entertainment and Theatre in the Ottoman World, Paperback (June 2014)» View all books by Suraiya Faroqhi
Gathers twenty-four original essays exploring a broad range of historical performances in the Ottoman Empire. Offering a reappraisal of research on Ottoman festivities, celebrations, and entertainment, this volume also examines the European-style theater that flourished in Istanbul during the last decades of the Ottoman Empire.
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