Osman s Dream

Author: Caroline Finkel
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781848547858
Release Date: 2012-07-19
Genre: History

The Ottoman chronicles recount that the first sultan, Osman, dreamt of the dynasty he would found - a tree, fully-formed, emerged from his navel, symbolising the vigour of his successors and the extent of their domains. This is the first book to tell the full story of the Ottoman dynasty that for six centuries held sway over territories stretching, at their greatest, from Hungary to the Persian Gulf, and from North Africa to the Caucasus. Understanding the realization of Osman's vision is essential for anyone who seeks to understand the modern world.

Rot ist mein Name

Author: Orhan Pamuk
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446252301
Release Date: 2016-03-14
Genre: Fiction

Man schreibt das Jahr 1591, Istanbul ist vom Schnee bedeckt. Ein Toter spricht zu uns aus der Tiefe eines Brunnens. Er kennt seinen Mörder, und er kennt auch die Ursache für den Mord: ein Komplott gegen das gesamte Osmanische Reich, seine Religion, seine Kultur, seine Tradition. Darin verwickelt sind die Miniaturenmaler, die beauftragt sind, für den Sultan zehn Buchblätter zu malen, ein Liebender und der Mörder, der den Leser bis zum Schluß zum Narren hält. Ein spannender Roman, der, als historischer Krimi verkleidet, immer wieder auch auf die gegenwärtige Spannung zwischen Orient und Okzident verweist.

Elegy and Dream

Author: Subhoranjan Dasgupta
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015050523649
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre:

The Book Is An Evaluation Of The Creativity And Ideology Of Akhtaruzzaman Elias, A Brilliant Novelist And Short Story Wirter Of Bangladesh. Elias Died At The Unripe Age Of 54 (194397) And Wrote Only Two Novels Chilekothar Sepai (Sentry Of The Attic) An

Iran und iranisch gepr gte Kulturen

Author: Markus Ritter
Publisher: Reichert Verlag
ISBN: UOM:39015075634819
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

English description: From ancient times, 'Iranianate' cultures and the Persian language had a significant role beyond the borders of Iran: in the lands of the Near & Middle East, Central Asia as far as China and India. The book collects novel contributions within five chapters focussed on the Islamic periods. Creating a unique multi-disciplinary panorama, 39 scholars from twelve countries deal with individual themes from history and historiography, the history of literature and language, cultural and religious history, art history and the history of culinary culture. German description: Iranisch gepragte Kulturen und die persische Sprache waren seit alters her uber Iran hinaus fur Vorderasien und Zentralasien bis China und Indien von Bedeutung. Das Buch bundelt in funf Kapiteln, deren Schwerpunkt die islamische Zeit bildet, neue Beitrage zu einem multidisziplinaren Panorama. 39 Wissenschaftler aus zwolf Landern widmen sich unterschiedlichen Themen der Geschichte und Historiographie, Literatur- und Sprachgeschichte, Kultur- und Religionsgeschichte, Kunstgeschichte und Geschichte der Kulinarik.

Looking East

Author: Gerald Maclean
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 0230019676
Release Date: 2007-10-15
Genre: History

List of illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction : Islam, the Ottomans and early modern England -- Part one. Beginnings -- The English encounter the Ottoman world -- The English abroad : travellers, traders, captives and colonists in the Ottoman Mediterranean -- Performing East and captive agency -- Part two. Writing the Ottoman world -- On turning Turk, or trying to : national identity in Robert Daborne's A Christian turn'd Turke -- The sultan's beasts : encountering Ottoman fauna -- The making of the British imperial subject -- Some literary impacts -- Learn of a Turk: restoration culture and the Ottoman Empire -- A view from the West : young American writing about the Maghrib -- A view from the East : Don Juan in England -- Epilogue -- Works cited -- Index.

The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Author: A.C.S. Peacock
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215101580
Release Date: 2009-12-03
Genre: History

The Ottoman Empire was one the crucial forces that shaped the modern world. These essays combine archaeological and historical approaches to shed light on how the Ottoman Empire approached the challenge of governing frontiers as diverse as Central and Eastern Europe, Anatolia, Iraq, Arabia, and the Sudan over the 15th to 20th centuries.

Willy the Ghost Boy

Author: Thuraya Osman
Publisher: BookCountry
ISBN: 9781463005979
Release Date: 2014-11-08
Genre: Fiction

Willy has grown up and he?s going to New York with his father to live in his mom?s dream house. He was happy to see the house, because he hadn?t gone there for a long time since 10 years ago, but he doesn?t know what will happen to him after he moves. Everything turns out so dark. He even lost his memories until he met a girl named Emily. She?s the only one who can help Willy through all this pain, but it?s difficult since Willy keeps disappearing and coming back.

Ottoman Women Builders

Author: Lucienne Thys-Şenocak
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company
ISBN: 0754633101
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

An examination of the historical figure and architectural patronage of Hadice Turhan Sultan, this study shows how a queen mother from the Ottoman court shaped the political and cultural agenda of the empire during the latter half of the seventeenth century. Lucienne Thys-Senocak demonstrates how Turhan Sultan, through her generous patronage of architectural works-including a large mosque, a tomb, a market complex in Istanbul, and two fortresses at the entrance to the Dardanelles-legitimated her new political authority as a valide, or queen mother.Based on archival research and archaeological fieldwork, this study makes original contributions to current debates in the fields of art history, cultural history and gender studies.

Historical Writing During the Reign of Shah Abbas

Author: Sholeh Alysia Quinn
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015052471375
Release Date: 2000
Genre: History

How was history was written during the reign of Shah 'Abbas I (r. 1587-1629)? The question is critical for advancing current understanding of an important period in Iranian and Islamic history, since court chronicles are the chief sources for interpretation of all social, cultural, and political elements of the Safavid Period. Sholeh Quinn demonstrates that far from composing arbitrary and haphazard compositions, the court historians adhered to specific conventions and metholodogies in their texts. In the course of unveiling Safavid historiographic conventions, Quinn also shows that the chronicles were highly imitative in portions. When narrating the past, for instance, Safavid historians usually chose one model that they repeated, often word-for-word, while introducing specific changes to make the earlier text reflect changing notions of political legitimacy and to establish Safavid connections to earlier dynasties. Because these techniques were not unique to the Safavids, this study has implications for many other periods of Iranian history and provides a new approach to Persian chronicles.