Turkey and Its Destiny, Vol. 2 of 2

Turkey and Its Destiny, Vol. 2 of 2

Author: Charles Mac Farlane

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0484266012

Category: Travel

Page: 696

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Excerpt from Turkey and Its Destiny, Vol. 2 of 2: The Result of Journeys Made in 1847 and 1848 to Examine Into the State of That Country Journey back to Constantinople Kelessen Ycrvacki and Family Demirdesh A Greek assassinated by mistake: his Widow Greek Marriage Festivals The Greek lay-primates Oppressive Taxation Forced Labour Arbitrary Fines Crushing weight of Interest Story of the Greek Bishop at Brusa Decay of religious Belief and of Respect for the Greek Clergy Church and School of Demirdesh More about Weddings Greek Gallantry Ghemlik, or Ghio kir-yani his House and Lion and Unicorn Mr. Longworth Tuzlar and the English Farm Agricultural Remarks Vindictive Bulgarians Leave-takings kir-yani and his and end Turkish Steamer Delays A Turkish Colonel A Dervish liadji Costl, &e. &c. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Sea Change

Sea Change

Author: Amanda Phillips

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780520303591

Category: Textile fabrics

Page: 360

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Textiles were the second-most-traded commodity in all of world history, preceded only by grain. In the Ottoman Empire in particular, the sale and exchange of silks, cottons, and woolens generated an immense amount of revenue and touched every level of society, from rural women tending silkworms to pashas flaunting layers of watered camlet to merchants traveling to Mecca and beyond. Sea Change offers the first comprehensive history of the Ottoman textile sector, arguing that the trade's enduring success resulted from its openness to expertise and objects from far-flung locations. Amanda Phillips skillfully marries art history with social and economic history, integrating formal analysis of various textiles into wider discussions of how trade, technology, and migration impacted the production and consumption of textiles in the Mediterranean from around 1400 to 1800. Surveying a vast network of textile topographies that stretched from India to Italy and from Egypt to Iran, Sea Change illuminates often neglected aspects of material culture, showcasing the objects' ability to tell new kinds of stories.

Reading Clocks, Alla Turca

Reading Clocks, Alla Turca

Author: Avner Wishnitzer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226257860

Category: History

Page: 312

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Up until the end of the eighteenth century, the way Ottomans used their clocks conformed to the inner logic of their own temporal culture. However, this began to change rather dramatically during the nineteenth century, as the Ottoman Empire was increasingly assimilated into the European-dominated global economy and the project of modern state building began to gather momentum. In Reading Clocks, Alla Turca, Avner Wishnitzer unravels the complexity of Ottoman temporal culture and for the first time tells the story of its transformation. He explains that in their attempt to attain better surveillance capabilities and higher levels of regularity and efficiency, various organs of the reforming Ottoman state developed elaborate temporal constructs in which clocks played an increasingly important role. As the reform movement spread beyond the government apparatus, emerging groups of officers, bureaucrats, and urban professionals incorporated novel time-related ideas, values, and behaviors into their self-consciously “modern” outlook and lifestyle. Acculturated in the highly regimented environment of schools and barracks, they came to identify efficiency and temporal regularity with progress and the former temporal patterns with the old political order. Drawing on a wealth of archival and literary sources, Wishnitzer’s original and highly important work presents the shifting culture of time as an arena in which Ottoman social groups competed for legitimacy and a medium through which the very concept of modernity was defined. Reading Clocks, Alla Turca breaks new ground in the study of the Middle East and presents us with a new understanding of the relationship between time and modernity.

The Turkish Empire

The Turkish Empire

Author: Richard Robert Madden

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044020091922

Category: Assassins (Ismailites)

Page: 528

View: 872

The first volume deals with the political institutions of the Ottoman Empire, beginning with the life of Mohammed, excerpts from the Koran, and a discussion of the ethnic history of Turkey, before delving into the various rulers and regimes. The last two chapters of Volume I discuss the causes and results of the Russo-Turkish War and the finances/economic value of Turkey. The second volume is more concerned with Christianity: that is, nations under Turkey's influence, specifically Christian communities as either minorities within each state or as subject to the influence of Russia and/or the Ottoman Empire. Syria in particular gets a lot of attention, as does Armenia and Greece. A whole chapter is devoted to the history of the Orthodox Church in the region. A long discussion of the Order of the Assassins of Persia and Syria of the 11th and 12th centuries, and their secret sects.

The Islamic Enlightenment

The Islamic Enlightenment

Author: Christopher de Bellaigue

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448139675

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 222

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2017 'An eye-opening, well-written and very timely book' Yuval Noah Harari 'The best sort of book for our disordered days: timely, urgent and illuminating' Pankaj Mishra 'It strikes a blow...for common humanity' Sunday Times The Muslim world has often been accused of a failure to modernise and adapt. Yet in this sweeping narrative and provocative retelling of modern history, Christopher de Bellaigue charts the forgotten story of the Islamic Enlightenment – the social movements, reforms and revolutions that transfigured the Middle East from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Modern ideals and practices were embraced across the region, including the adoption of modern medicine, the emergence of women from purdah and the development of democracy. The Islamic Enlightenment looks behind the sensationalist headlines in order to foster a genuine understanding of Islam and its relationship to the West. It is essential reading for anyone engaged in the state of the world today.

Turkey and Its Destiny, Vol. 1 of 2

Turkey and Its Destiny, Vol. 1 of 2

Author: Charles Macfarlane

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0364884134

Category: Travel

Page: 370

View: 448

Excerpt from Turkey and Its Destiny, Vol. 1 of 2: The Result of Journeys Made in 1847 and 1848 to Examine Into the State of That Country At this moment, I consider it of the highest political importance to England that the true condition of the Ottoman Empire should be made known. I devoted eleven months, and no small labor, to the collection of the materials which I now offer to my countrymen. I occupied myself mainly in studying the condition of the people. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.