Ottoman Empire

Eric R Dursteler

in Renaissance and Reformation

ISBN: 9780195399301
Published online May 2010 | | DOI:
Ottoman Empire

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The field of Ottoman history has experienced dramatic growth since the 1980s. The traditional politically centered narrative inherited from 19th-century scholars, which emphasized Ottoman origins in the 14th century, the golden age of Suleiman, and decline beginning in the 17th century, has been supplanted by a picture that underlines Ottoman adaptation and ongoing viability well beyond 1600 in political, economic, military, and institutional arenas. Additionally, scholars have increasingly engaged a wide range of questions related to the social structures and functioning of the empire, the connection of art and architecture to imperial power, the standing of religious minorities in an Islamic state, and the status (including the roles, rights, and influence) of both women and men in Ottoman society.

Article.  8168 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) ; Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

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