Download E-books Empire and Power in the Reign of Süleyman: Narrating the Sixteenth-Century Ottoman World (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization) PDF

By Kaya Şahin

Kaya Şahin's publication deals a revisionist studying of Ottoman historical past through the reign of Süleyman the really good (1520–66). via studying the lifestyles and works of a bureaucrat, Celalzade Mustafa, Şahin argues that the empire was once equipped as a part of the Eurasian momentum of empire construction and demonstrates the imperial imaginative and prescient of sixteenth-century Ottomans. This specific learn indicates that, against this with many Eurocentric perspectives, the Ottomans have been lively gamers in ecu politics, with an imperial tradition in direct pageant with that of the Habsburgs and the Safavids. certainly, this booklet explains Ottoman empire construction near to the bigger Eurasian context, from Tudor England to Mughal India, contextualizing such matters as country formation, imperial coverage and empire development within the interval extra in most cases. Şahin's paintings additionally devotes major realization to the often-ignored spiritual size of the Ottoman-Safavid fight, exhibiting how the contention redefined Sunni and Shiite Islam, laying the rules for trendy non secular tensions.

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Download E-books Year of the Locust: A Soldier's Diary and the Erasure of Palestine's Ottoman Past PDF

Year of the Locust captures in page-turning aspect the top of the Ottoman global and a pivotal second in Palestinian historical past. within the diaries of Ihsan Hasan al-Turjman (1893–1917), the 1st traditional recruit to explain global warfare I from the Arab aspect, we stick with the misadventures of an Ottoman soldier stationed in Jerusalem. There he occupied himself by means of dreaming approximately his destiny and utilizing relations connections to prevent being despatched to the Suez. His diaries draw a special photo of way of life within the besieged urban, bringing into sharp concentration its communitarian alleys and obliterated neighborhoods, the continued political debates, and, such a lot vividly, the voices from its streets—soldiers, peddlers, prostitutes, and vagabonds. Salim Tamari’s vital creation areas the diary in its neighborhood, neighborhood, and imperial contexts whereas deftly revising traditional knowledge at the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire.

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Download E-books Roman Edessa: Politics and Culture on the Eastern Fringes of the Roman Empire, 114 - 242 C.E. (Routledge Classical Monographs) PDF

By Steven K. Ross

Roman Edessa deals a accomplished and erudite research of the traditional urban of Edessa (modern day Urfa, Turkey), which constituted a outstanding amalgam of the East and the West. one of the parts explored are:
* the cultural lifestyles and antecedents of Edessa
* Edessene religion
* the level of the Hellenization at Edessa ahead of the appearance of Christianity
* the parable of an alternate of letters among a King Abgar and Jesus.

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Download E-books Orphans and Destitute Children in the Late Ottoman Empire PDF

By Nazan Maksudyan

Background books usually weave stories of emerging and falling empires, royal dynasties, and wars between strong international locations. the following, Maksudyan succeeds in making those people who are farthest faraway from strength the lead actors during this historical past. concentrating on orphans and destitute adolescence of the overdue Ottoman Empire, the writer provides voice to these kids who've lengthy been missed. Their reviews and views shed new gentle on many major advancements of the past due Ottoman interval, delivering another narrative that acknowledges childrens as historic agents.
Maksudyan takes the reader from the intimate international of toddler foundlings to the bigger overseas context of missionary orphanages, all whereas targeting Ottoman modernization, urbanization, citizenship, and the upkeep of order and defense. Drawing upon archival files, she explores the ways that the therapy of orphans intersected with welfare, exertions, and country construction within the Empire. through the ebook, Maksudyan doesn't lose sight of her lead actors, and the impact of the youngsters is often current if we easily pay attention and see rigorously as Maksudyan so convincingly argues.

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Download E-books The Development of Pre-State Communities in the Ancient Near East: Studies in Honour of Edgar Peltenburg (BANEA Publication Series) (Themes from the Ancient Near East Banea Publication) PDF

This e-book explores the dynamics of small-scale societies within the historical close to East by way of analyzing the ways that specific groups functioned and interacted and through relocating past the vast neo-evolutionary versions of social swap that have characterized many prior methods. through concentrating on problems with range, scale, and context, it considers: the ways that economic climate, crafts, know-how, and formality have been organised; the jobs performed by way of mortuary practices and families within the constitution and improvement of historical societies; the significance of supplier, id, ethnicity, gender, neighborhood and cultural interplay for the increase of socio-economic complexity. The individuals to this quantity are recognized archaeologists within the box of close to japanese experiences; all are at present engaged in fieldwork or study in Cyprus, the Levant, or Turkey. the diversity and intensity of the study they current right here replicate the richness of the archaeological list within the 'cradle of civilisation' and produce the vibrancy of present interpretive methods in the box of close to japanese prehistory this present day.

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Download E-books 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West PDF

By Roger Crowley

Now in alternate paperback, a gripping exploration of the autumn of Constantinople and its connection to the area we are living in today

the autumn of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in historical past, and the top of the Byzantium Empire. Roger Crowley's readable and finished account of the conflict among Mehmed II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and Constantine XI, the 57th emperor of Byzantium, illuminates the interval in heritage that used to be a precursor to the present jihad among the West and the center East.

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Download E-books Big Data, Mining, and Analytics: Components of Strategic Decision Making PDF

By Stephan Kudyba

There is an ongoing facts explosion transpiring that would make past creations, collections, and garage of knowledge glance trivial. Big info, Mining, and Analytics: parts of Strategic selection Making ties jointly gigantic information, information mining, and analytics to provide an explanation for how readers can leverage them to extract helpful insights from their facts. Facilitating a transparent figuring out of massive info, it provides authoritative insights from professional participants into leveraging information assets, together with titanic info, to enhance choice making.

Illustrating easy ways of commercial intelligence to the extra complicated tools of information and textual content mining, the ebook publications readers in the course of the means of extracting worthy wisdom from the sorts of info at present being generated within the brick and mortar and net environments. It considers the huge spectrum of analytics ways for choice making, together with dashboards, OLAP cubes, info mining, and textual content mining.

  • Includes a foreword by way of Thomas H. Davenport, exceptional Professor, Babson university; Fellow, MIT middle for electronic enterprise; and Co-Founder, overseas Institute for Analytics
  • Introduces textual content mining and the reworking of unstructured facts into precious information
  • Examines genuine time instant clinical info acquisition for today’s healthcare and information mining challenges
  • Presents the contributions of huge facts specialists from academia and undefined, together with SAS
  • Highlights the main fascinating rising applied sciences for large data―Hadoop is simply the beginning

Filled with examples that illustrate the worth of analytics all through, the e-book outlines a conceptual framework for information modeling that could assist you instantly increase your individual analytics and decision-making approaches. It additionally presents in-depth insurance of reading unstructured information with textual content mining how to provide you with the well-rounded figuring out required to leverage your details resources into more suitable strategic determination making.

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Download E-books Learning, Working and Living: Mapping the Terrain of Working Life Learning PDF

Debate approximately association and office studying has now moved on from viewing studying as a manner of fostering keep watch over, to paving the way in which for viewing studying, operating and dwelling within the context of organizational complexity. The ebook means that by way of targeting studying as a fashion of dwelling, the desires of creation will be reconciled with the necessity for staff to have pleasant engagement with their paintings.

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Download E-books Least Developed Countries Report 2006: Developing Productive Capacities PDF

The least constructed international locations (LDCs) are a gaggle of fifty nations pointed out by means of the UN as being 'least constructed' by way of low gross nationwide source of revenue (GNI) in line with capita, excessive degrees of utmost poverty (based on symptoms for food, baby mortality charges, tuition enrolment and grownup literacy levels), and a excessive measure of financial vulnerability. "The Least built nations record 2006", studies contemporary monetary traits in LDCs and growth made in the direction of the improvement objectives agreed on the third UN convention on LDCs (UNLDC III) held in Brussels in 2001. It then is going directly to specialise in the problem of constructing the effective capacities of LDCs, that are outlined as effective assets, entrepreneurial features and creation linkages which jointly ensure the ability of a rustic to supply items and companies and let its financial system to develop. The file considers how efficient capacities enhance via 3 interrelated strategies of capital of accumulation, technological growth and structural swap, and a couple of constraints together with susceptible infrastructure and associations, and absence of call for. Findings comprise that, in just about all the LDCs there's an imbalance among the speed of development of the labour strength, and the speed of capital accumulation and technological development, leading to common underemployment and poverty. The record concludes that the advance of efficient capacities is the foremost to reaching great and sustained poverty relief in LDCs, and this goal should be put on the centre of nationwide and overseas improvement guidelines.

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