Download E-books Sufi Visionary of Ottoman Damascus: 'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi, 1641-1731 (Routledge Sufi) PDF

By Elizabeth Sirriyeh

'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi (1641 to1731) used to be the main awesome scholarly Sufi of Ottoman Syria. He was once considered as the best spiritual poet of his time and as an outstanding commentator of classical Sufi texts. on the well known point, he has been learn as an interpreter of symbolic desires. in addition, he performed a vital position within the transmission of the lessons of the Naqshabandiyya within the Ottoman Empire, and he contributed to the eighteenth-century Sufi revival through his disciples. This pioneering e-book analyzes vital facets of al-Nabulusi's paintings and locations him within the old context.

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Download E-books The Emergence of Modern Istanbul: Transformation and Modernisation of a City PDF

By Murat Gül

In its transition from 18th century capital of the Ottoman Empire to financial powerhouse of the Turkish Republic, town of Istanbul has been reworked past reputation. utilizing newly published archive resources, Murat Gül charts the city transformation of Istanbul in the course of the past due Ottoman, early Republican and the Democrat social gathering sessions of Turkish background. After the institution of the Republic, Turkey more and more grew to become to the West for ideas approximately easy methods to improve a latest tradition, fairly in its such a lot populous urban. Istanbul turned a discussion board for the various regimes to demonstrate their political, ideological and social rules within the context of the outfitted surroundings. Gül strains the influence of those altering regulations at the very cloth of the town itself - in its streets, constructions and landscapes - and within the technique offers new insights into the heritage of Turkey.

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Download E-books Anzac - Sari Bair (Battleground Gallipoli) PDF

By Stephen Chambers

The August Offensive was once born out of the disasters of the Gallipoli landings and the next battles of overdue spring and early summer season 1915.

General Sir Ian Hamilton, Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Expeditionary strength, selected to play all his last playing cards during this bold and creative gamble that he was hoping may eventually flip the tide within the allies desire and convey his military up onto the heights overlooking the elusive Dardanelles. but the plan’s related ingenuity turned its eventual undoing. It required complicated maneuvering in tortuous terrain; when a few of the attacking infantrymen have been already weakened via the hardships of 4 months of tolerating very terrible stipulations at the Peninsula.

What performed out used to be heartbreakingly tragic; command failed the bravery and sacrifice of the struggling with soldier. This Anzac offensive, fought by means of a mixed strength of British, Australian, New Zealand and Indian troops, made notorious areas akin to Lone Pine, The Nek, Sari Bair, Chunuk Bair, Hill Q, The Farm, Hill 971 and Hill 60. even supposing tantalizingly just about luck, the offensive fell wanting its targets and the assault was once floor all the way down to a stalemate - now not least the outcome of the inspiring management of Mustafa Kemal. Hamilton’s gamble had failed.

This is the tale, instructed utilizing a wealthy mixture of letters, diaries, photos and maps, of Gallipoli’s final battles; the forlorn desire for a decisive victory.

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This e-book follows the now good verified development of the Battleground Gallipoli sequence as authored by means of the superb Steve Chambers... The account of the ensuing conflict of Sari Bair is splendidly illustrated with pictures and maps that try and carry order to the chaos... Chambers provides a chain of brilliant routes annotated with lots to see.

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Download E-books The Holy Wars of King Wladislas and Sultan Murad: The Ottoman-Christian Conflict from 1438-1444 (History of Warfare) PDF

By John Jefferson

The Holy Wars of King Wladislas and Sultan Murad contains the 1st distinct remedy of the pivotal clash among the Ottomans and Christendom from 1438-1444. starting with the Council of Florence and renewed Ottoman growth it covers the election of Wladislas, the increase of John Hunyadi and the factional politics of the Porte. "The writer recounts the foremost campaigns together with Hunyadi's victories in 1442 in addition to the lengthy March and Varna expeditions of 1443/44. He additionally supplies an intensive description of the armies, their strategies and procedure. Dr. Jefferson's paintings is the 1st to make complete use of either Ottoman and Christian assets, and never in simple terms corrects power misconceptions yet offers the fullest photo of this clash thus far.

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Download E-books Jihad and Islam in World War I: Studies on the Ottoman Jihad on the Centenary of Snouck Hurgronje's "Holy War Made in Germany" (Debates on Islam and Society) PDF

Today’s headlines are jam-packed with references to jihad and jihadists, yet they’re not anything new: a century in the past, the access of the Ottoman Empire into international battle i used to be followed via a noisy proclamation of jihad in addition. This publication resurrects that principally forgotten element of the warfare, investigating the history and nature of the proclamation, in addition to its results within the wider center East, the fears it stoked between German and British army leaders, and the accompanying educational debates approximately holy conflict and Islam.

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Download E-books The Seed and the Soil: Gender and Cosmology in Turkish Village Society (Comparative Studies on Muslim Societies) PDF

By Carol Delaney

How do the metaphors we use to explain procreation impact our view of the relative worthy of every gender? Carol Delaney discloses the robust meanings condensed within the possible blameless photographs of "seed" and "soil." Drawing on her paintings in a small Turkish village of Sunni Muslims, she exhibits us that the photographs are categorically diversified, hierarchically ordered, and unequally valued.

The ways that the production of a kid is known in Turkey provide a key to knowing a complete variety of Turkish attitudes towards sexuality and gender, honor and disgrace, authority and submission, time and area, inside and out, open and closed. in addition, the symbols and meanings during which they characterize procreation give you the skill for knowing relationships among such doubtless disparate components because the physique, kinfolk, residence, village, state, this-world and other-world. Delaney issues out that those symbols don't adorn fact; they supply the foremost to a specific belief of it, a perception that offers coherence to social existence. The styles printed will not be incredibly Turkish; in addition they touch upon a few of our personal deeply-held assumptions and values approximately procreation.

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Download E-books A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East PDF

By David Fromkin

Published with a brand new afterword from the author―the vintage, bestselling account of ways the fashionable center East was once created

The center East has lengthy been a quarter of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and targets. All of those conflicts―including the hostilities among Arabs and Israelis, and the violent demanding situations posed by way of Iraq's competing sects―are rooted within the region's political inheritance: the preparations, unities, and divisions imposed through the Allies after the 1st global War.

In A Peace to finish All Peace, David Fromkin unearths how and why the Allies drew traces on an empty map that remade the geography and politics of the center East. concentrating on the early life of 1914 to 1922, whilst all appeared attainable, he promises during this sweeping and magisterial publication the definitive account of this defining time, displaying how the alternatives narrowed and the center East begun alongside a street that ended in the conflicts and confusion that proceed to this day.

A new afterword from Fromkin, written for this variation of the booklet, comprises his helpful, up-to-date evaluation of this sector of the realm this day, and on what this background has to educate us.

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Download E-books Religion, Ethnicity and Contested Nationhood in the Former Ottoman Space PDF

By Ahmet Alibai

There was a growing to be curiosity in recent times in reviewing the ongoing influence of the Ottoman empire even lengthy after its dying on the finish of the 1st international conflict. The wars in former Yugoslavia, following sizzling at the civil struggle in Lebanon, have been reminders that the settlements of 1918-22 weren't ultimate. whereas the various successor states to the Ottoman empire, in east and west, were outfitted on different types of nationalist ideology and rhetoric against the empire, a more recent development between historians has been to examine those histories as Ottoman provincial heritage. the current quantity is an try and deliver a few of these histories from around the former Ottoman area jointly. They disguise from elements of former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Greece to Lebanon, together with Turkey itself, offering wealthy fabric for evaluating areas which mostly should not in comparison.

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Download E-books The Sons of Bayezid (Ottoman Empire and Its Heritage) PDF

This ebook is the 1st unique reconstruction of the occasions and political tradition of the Ottoman civil struggle of 142-1413. After Timur defeated the Ottomans on the conflict of Ankara and dismembered their empire, the sons of Bayezid the Thunderbolt fought bloody battles for his throne, utilizing literature and different skill to justify their claims opposed to one another. An research of the literature in query, that is one of the earliest in Ottoman heritage, finds interesting attitudes on issues corresponding to dynastic fratricide and power-sharing.

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