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This collection of articles by Virginia Aksan explores the contacts and conflicts between Ottomans and Europeans through the centuries.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-130-5
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Aug 11,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 263
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-130-5
$148.00

Virginia Aksan’s Ottomans and Europeans is a collection of articles concerned with the contacts and conflicts between the two groups over the centuries of the Ottoman Empire. Aksan is interested in how the two worlds interacted with one another, whether it be in a period of peace and war. Aksan has long questioned the accepted narrative of a centuries-long decline starting in the 16th century and her writings here reflect this. Instead, the Ottomans are shown to have their own initiatives and resources in facing and encountering Europe through to the end of the Empire in the 20th century. In the Contacts section of this work, Aksan describes interaction, sometimes on a state level and sometime on an individual level. In the Conflicts section, she looks at the Ottoman military’s engagements in and with Europe starting with the capture of Istanbul in 1453. Together, the articles represent Aksan’s efforts to engage in the larger debates about the Ottoman Empire as a part of world history.

Virginia Aksan’s Ottomans and Europeans is a collection of articles concerned with the contacts and conflicts between the two groups over the centuries of the Ottoman Empire. Aksan is interested in how the two worlds interacted with one another, whether it be in a period of peace and war. Aksan has long questioned the accepted narrative of a centuries-long decline starting in the 16th century and her writings here reflect this. Instead, the Ottomans are shown to have their own initiatives and resources in facing and encountering Europe through to the end of the Empire in the 20th century. In the Contacts section of this work, Aksan describes interaction, sometimes on a state level and sometime on an individual level. In the Conflicts section, she looks at the Ottoman military’s engagements in and with Europe starting with the capture of Istanbul in 1453. Together, the articles represent Aksan’s efforts to engage in the larger debates about the Ottoman Empire as a part of world history.

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Virginia H. Aksan

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 7)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 9)
  • PART ONE CONTACTS (page 15)
  • OTTOMAN POLITICAL WRITING, 1768-1808 (page 27)
  • IS THERE A TURK IN THE TURKISH SPY? (page 47)
  • CHOISEUL-GOUFFIER AT THE SUBLIME PORTE 1784-1792 (page 61)
  • AN OTTOMAN PORTRAIT OF FREDERICK THE GREAT* (page 69)
  • LOCATING THE OTTOMANS AMONG EARLY MODERN EMPIRES* (page 83)
  • BREAKING THE SPELL OF THE BARON DE TOTT: REFRAMING THE QUESTION OF MILITARY REFORM IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, 1760-1830 (page 113)
  • PART TWO CONFLICTS (page 141)
  • OTTOMAN WAR AND WARFARE 1453-1812 (page 143)
  • THE ONE-EYED FIGHTING THE BLIND: MOBILIZATION, SUPPLY, AND COMMAND IN THE RUSSO-TURKISH WAR OF 1768-1774 (page 175)
  • OTTOMAN MILITARY RECRUITMENT STRATEGIES IN THE LATE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (page 193)
  • FEEDING THE OTTOMAN TROOPS ON THE DANUBE, 1768-1774 (page 211)
  • WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE JANISSARIES? MOBILIZATION FOR THE 1768-1774 RUSSO-OTTOMAN WAR (page 225)
  • MUTINY AND THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY OTTOMAN ARMY (page 241)
  • MANNING A BLACK SEA GARRISON IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: OCHAKOV AND CONCEPTS OF MUTINY AND REBELLION IN THE OTTOMAN CONTEXT (page 253)