Ottoman History Readings

Agoston, Gabor, "A Flexible Empire: Authority and its Limits on the Ottoman Frontiers." International Journal of Turkish Studies 9.1-2 (2003): 15-31. (Download pdf here)

Agoston, Gabor. Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005. (Download pdf of Intro here and Conclusion here)

“Islamic Law in Asia Minor (Turkey) and the Ottoman Empire” in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (Oxford University Press, 2009), vol. 6. (Download pdf here)

Akarlı, Engin Deniz. “The Tangled Ends of an Empire: Ottoman Encounters with the West and Problems of Westernization--an Overview.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 26, no. 3 (2006): 353-366.
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Andrews, Walter and Kalpakli, Mehmet. The Age of Beloveds: Love and the Beloved in Early-Modern Ottoman and European Culture and Society.

"Beyond Culturalism? An Overview of the Historiography on Ottoman Science in Turkey," in Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu et. al. Multicultural Science in the Ottoman Empire. Tumhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers, 2003. (Download pdf here)

Bowles, Edmund A. “The impact of Turkish military bands on European court festivals in the 17th and 18th centuries.” Early Music 34, no. 4 (n.d.): 533 -560. (Download pdf here)

Casale, Giancarlo. The Ottoman Age of Exploration. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Casale, Giancarlo, "Global Politics in the 1580s: One Canal, Twenty Thousand Cannibals, and an Ottoman Plot to Rule the World." Journal of World History 18 (2007): 267-296. (Download pdf here)

Faroqhi, Suraiya. The Ottoman Empire and the World around It. London: I.B. Tauris, 2004.

Finkel, Caroline, “ ‘The Treacherous Cleverness of Hindsight’: Myths of Ottoman Decay,“ in William Dalrymple, ed. Re-Orienting the Renaissance: Cultural Exchanges with the East. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, pp. 148-174. (Download pdf here.)

Goffman, Daniel. The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Green, Molly. “Beyond the Northern Invasion.” Past and Present no. 174 (2002): 42-71.

Hanna, Nelly, “Literacy and the ‘Great Divide” in the Islamic World, 1300-1800,” Journal of Global History, 2007, vol. 2 p. 175-194. (Download pdf here)

Hodgson, Marshall G. S. The Venture of Islam, volume 2: The Expansion of Islam in the Middle Periods, and volume 3: The Gunpowder Empire and Modern Times. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974.

Islamoglu-Inan, Huri, ed. The Ottoman Empire and the World Economy. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 1987.

Kafadar, Cemal, "Self and Others: The Diary of a Dervish in Seventeenth Century Istanbul and First-Person Narratives in Ottoman Literature," Studia Islamica, No. 69 (1989), pp. 121-150. (Download pdf here)

Matar, Nabil, “Europe through Eighteenth-Century Moroccan Eyes." Alif: Travel Literature of Egypt and the Middle East. 26 (2006). (Download pdf here)

Necipoğlu, Gülru, "Challenging the Past: Sinan and the Competitive Discourse of Early Modern Islamic Architecture," Muqarnas, Vol. 10, Essays in Honor of Oleg Grabar (1993), pp. 169-180. (Download pdf here)

Necipoglu, Gulru, "From International Timurid to Ottoman: A Change of Taste in Sixteenth-Century Ceramic Tiles," in Oleg Grabar (ed.), Muqarnas VII: An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1990. (Download pdf here)

Necipoglu, Gulru, "Framing the Gaze in Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Palaces," Ars Orientalis, Vol. 23, Pre-Modern Islamic Palaces (1993), pp. 303-342. (Download pdf here)

Necipoglu, Gulru, "An Outline of Shifting Paradigms in the Palatial Architecture of the Pre-Modern Islamic World," Ars Orientalis, Vol. 23, Pre-Modern Islamic Palaces (1993), pp. 3-24. (Download pdf here)

Hanna, Nelly. “Incorporation and the Textile Industry in 19th Century Egypt.” in La France et l’Egypte a l’epoque des vice-rois, 1805-1882, edited by Daniel Panzac and Andre Raymond, 149-162. Cairo: Institut Francais D’Archeologie Orientale, 2002.

Şevket Pamuk, "Institutional Change and the Longevity of the Ottoman Empire, 1500-1800," Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Vol. 35, No. 2 (Autumn, 2004), pp. 225-247. (Download pdf here)

Perlin, Frank. “Growth of Money Economy and Some Questions of Transitions in Late Pre-Colonial India.” Social Scientist 11, no. 10 (October 1983): 27-38.

Sajdi, Dana, “Decline, its Discontents and Ottoman Cultural History: By Way of Introduction,” in Dana Sajdi, ed. Ottoman tulips, Ottoman Coffee: Leisure and Lifestyle in the Eighteenth Century. London: I. B. Tauris, 2007, pp. 1-39. (Download pdf here.)

Saliba, George, "Greek Astronomy and the Medieval Arabic Tradition," American Scientist, Jul/Aug 2002. Vol. 90, Issue 4; p. 360. (Download pdf here)

Sisman, Cengis. "Cortijo de Sevi:Kültür Mirasi Sabatay Sevi’nin Evi’nin Geçmişi, Bugünü ve Geleceği," Künye: Toplumsal Tarih, Sayı 196, (Nisan 2010): 14-25. (Download pdf here)

Sisman, Cengiz. “In search of the Name: A History of Naming Ottoman/Sabbatian Communities,” in Studies on Istanbul and beyond: the Freely Papers, ed. Robert G. Ousterhout, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2007: 37-53. (Download pdf here)

Streusand, Douglas E., Islamic Gunpowder Empires: Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals. Boulder: Westview Press, 2011.

Tezcan, Baki, The Second Ottoman Empire: Political and Social Transformation in the Early Modern World. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. (Download intro and conclusion as pdf here)

Voll, John Obert, “Foundations for Renewal and Reform: Islamic Movements in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries,” in The Oxford History of Islam, ed. John L. Esposito. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

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