Preferred Citation: Kafadar, Cemal. Between Two Worlds: The Construction of the . Ottoman State. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press, The Construction of the Ottoman State | Early in the 14th century, Osman, son of Ertogril, became the leader of a minor beglik, one of many small political units. J.M. Rogers, “Mehmed the Conqueror: Between East and West,” in Bellini and the East edited by Caroline Campbell and Alan Chong (London and Boston.

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Honored by the Glory of Islam. As the Ottoman state expanded, politically centrifugal kafaxar religiously heterodox elements of the original gaza ethos were discarded in favour of a centralising ideology and religious orthodoxy. Contested Conversions to Islam. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. His careful analysis of medieval as well as modern historiography from the perspective of a cultural historian demonstrates how ethnic, tribal, linguistic, religious, and political affiliations were all at play in the struggle for power in Anatolia and the Balkans during the late Middle Ages.

Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Despite defeat by Timur at the battle of Ankara inthe Ottomans were to cross into Thrace and, intake Constantinople.


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Email alerts New issue alert. And so, before they come to the actual history, the reader has an understanding of the different ways historians have approached the period and of the sources and the debates over their use. Kafadar argues that “refutations” of this thesis based on discrepancies between gaza ideology and Ottoman practice miss the point, since the gaza thesis is not bound to idealised and anachronistic definitions of gaza.

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Kafadar devotes his longest chapter to a critical analysis of the sources for the period. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. The Construction vetween the Ottoman State. This highly original look at the rise of the Ottoman empire—the longest-lived political entity in human history—shows the transformation of a tiny frontier enterprise into a centralized imperial state that saw itself as both leader of the world’s Muslims and heir to the Eastern Roman Empire.

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Court Cultures in the Muslim World. Islam ksfadar Tribal Societies. Between Two Worlds is both a scholarly review and an introduction accessible to the newcomer, and for me it was a hundred and fifty pages of pure pleasure.


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