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This work is a study of Dimitrie Cantemir (1673-1723), a Romanian prince who lived some 20 years in Istanbul and wrote a history of the Ottoman Empire.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-085-8
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Aug 18,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 138
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-085-8
$121.00

Prince Dimitrie Cantemir (1673-1723) was governor of Ottoman Moldavia and author of several works pertaining to the Ottoman Empire and the Islamic world. In particular, his History of the Ottoman Empire was widely translated into European languages. While some historians have dismissed his history as lacking scholarly value, Cristina Bîrsan here reassesses Cantemir’s work in light of the original Latin text. His twenty years residing in Istanbul and his intimate knowledge of the state, its literature and the Turkish language means that his writings remain a valuable resource for historians. In particular, Bîrsan focuses on Dimitrie Cantemir’s perceptions of the Islamic world from the Christian perspectives of his time.

Prince Dimitrie Cantemir (1673-1723) was governor of Ottoman Moldavia and author of several works pertaining to the Ottoman Empire and the Islamic world. In particular, his History of the Ottoman Empire was widely translated into European languages. While some historians have dismissed his history as lacking scholarly value, Cristina Bîrsan here reassesses Cantemir’s work in light of the original Latin text. His twenty years residing in Istanbul and his intimate knowledge of the state, its literature and the Turkish language means that his writings remain a valuable resource for historians. In particular, Bîrsan focuses on Dimitrie Cantemir’s perceptions of the Islamic world from the Christian perspectives of his time.

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Contributor

Cristina Bîrsan

Mihai Maxim

  • CONTENTS (page 9)
  • FOREWORD (page 11)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 17)
  • THE TRADITION OF THE HISTORIES OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE (page 23)
  • A POSSIBLE EVOLUTION (page 33)
  • HISTORICAL CONTROVERSIES (page 47)
  • DIMITRIE CANTEMIR - PAUL RYCAUT: INTERFERENCES (page 57)
  • ABOUT DJAFR (page 67)
  • ISLAMIC THEOLOGY IN CANTEMIR'S WRITINGS (page 73)
  • "ANECDOTICA" IN THE HISTORY OF THE OTHMAN EMPIRE (page 83)
  • CONCLUSIONS (page 107)
  • APPENDIX (page 111)
  • Bibliography (page 127)
  • Index of Names (page 135)
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