New PDF release: Approaching Ottoman History: An Introduction to the Sources

By Suraiya Faroqhi

ISBN-10: 051100687X

ISBN-13: 9780511006876

ISBN-10: 0521661684

ISBN-13: 9780521661683

Излагая методы, пользуясь которыми, для интерпретации истории Османской империи можно использовать первичные и вторичные источники, автор обращается к студентам и исследователям в этой и смежной областях и дисциплинах, чтобы облегчить знакомство с такими документами. Рассматривая как архивные, так и нарративные источники, автор объясняет, как они подготавливались, чтобы убедить читателей применять критический подход к их данным, и не считать априори, что всё зарегистрированное в официальных документах является обязательно точным или даже истинным. В то время как книга, по существу, может использоваться в качестве руководство по сложной дисциплине для начинающих исследователей, опытные тюркологи могут найти в ней много новых и провокационных интерпретаций.Образцы сканов:

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Now we must try to make these texts intelligible to a reader living in the late twentieth century. An example will show how this can be done. Quite arbitrarily, we will select a list containing administered prices in 1640s Istanbul. The prices promulgated by the Ottoman government, especially with respect to the capital city, have intrigued scholars ever since the 1920s, and in 1983, Mu¨bahat Ku¨tu¨kog˘lu edited ‘our’ price register, along with extensive and very instructive notes (Ku¨tu¨kog˘lu, 1983).

Wallerstein, Immanuel (1974, 1980, 1989). The Modern World-System, 3 vols. (New York etc: Academic Press) (another ‘paradigm creator’ for many Ottomanist historians, including the present author). 2 ENTERING THE FIELD PRE L IMI N AR I ES : L AN GU AG E AND CU LT U RA L SK IL LS The present chapter being directed at the student entering the field, a few words should be said about the languages which the future Ottoman historian will need for his/her research. Here it is important to be realistic, and we will need to distinguish scholarly ideals from what can be realised with the practical possibilities at hand.

INTRO DUC T ION 25 Ottoman history, which a growing number of scholars are now trying to achieve. SUGG EST ED REA DING Abou-El-Haj, Rifa’at A. (1991). Formation of the Modern State, The Ottoman Empire, Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries (Albany NY: SUNY Press) (controversial, thought-provoking). Anderson, Benedict (1983). Imagined Communities, Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (London, New York: Verso) (based on southeast Asian evidence, the author explains how national communities are not natural phenomena, but have been created by people, often in very recent periods).

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