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Ottoman Art By Adem Cetinkaya
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The greatest contribution of Ottoman art is in the fields of manuscript painting and ceramics. Ottoman ceramics, mass-produced to supply both local and foreign markets, enjoyed the widest circulation... More > and the highest reputation of all portable Turkish objects. By contrast, illustrated manuscripts were zealously guarded in the Palace libraries throughout Ottoman history and only a meager amount were given away as presents, captured during battles or, as in the past century, sold or taken from the imperial collections. Consequently, limited quantities of miniatures were accessible to the outsiders. With the advent of the Republic all the imperial libraries became public museums, enabling students and scholars to study this unique form of Ottoman art. The art of the book is basically an Islamic tradition with court-sponsored poets, calligraphers, illuminators, miniaturists and bookbinders working together to create an illustrated manuscript.< Less
Ottoman Fermans By Adem Cetinkaya
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The word Ferman is derived from a Persian infinitive meaning to command, to order and denotes a degree, edict or a sovereign’s sign. As a term, Ferman is a written command bearing a sultanic... More > tuğra (cipher) issued in connection with the awarding by the ruler of an appointment or position and an indication of the accompanying duties and responsibilities. Fermans are generally written a characteristic style of handwriting, called Divani and ordinarily display a sign peculiar to the ruling sultan and the sovereignty. It may be gilded and displays a diversity of colors and motifs or it may be left plain and ungilded.< Less
The Ottoman Dagger By Ron Wing
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Beginning in Germany in late 1945, a Nazi war criminal is loading a plane with valuable artifacts to be used for survival after he escapes from the Allies. The most-prized of these is the Ottoman... More > Dagger, believed to have the power of invincibility. However, the plane, destined for South America, crashes into the mountains not far from Bay Hollow. When an ex-Army intelligence officer stumbles upon the crash site, he, along with his wartime partner, set a trap to lure the much-wanted Nazi, Colonel Stueben, to Bay Hollow. The colonel comes, as expected, bringing with him five assassins to assist in claiming his bounty and eliminating anyone who dares to stand in his way. The plan almost works but Skip Olsen and Scooter McCray are a bump-in-the-road the Americans did not anticipate. When the boys gain possession of the dagger, it puts them dead center in a murderous showdown. "The “Ottoman Dagger” is a page-turning action thriller." “Great story – great characters – a well-written thriller … good stuff!”< Less
Ottoman Empire, a Society at a Crossroads By Keltik Excalibur
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Tutorial for: Many historians have argued that at the end of the 19th century the Ottoman Empire was considered a "society at a crossroads.” Explain what this statement means and provide... More > examples of what kind of a “crossroad” was the Ottoman Empire at by the end of the 19th century. Be sure to also discuss the Tanzimat legal reforms and Young Turks. Discuss their significance and controversies. Which do you think caused the most dissension among the Empire’s inhabitants and why?< Less
Uriah Smith and the End of the Ottoman Empire By Thomas McElwain
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An evaluation and vindication of Uriah Smith's prediction about the end of the Ottoman Empire.
Uriah Smith and the End of the Ottoman Empire By Thomas McElwain
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An evaluation and vindication of Uriah Smith's prediction about the end of the Ottoman Empire.
Status of Jews and Christians in the Ottoman Empire By Keltik Excalibur
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Tutorial for: Discuss the changing status of Jews in the Ottoman Empire from the 17th century 19th century. What was the relationship between Christians and Jews in Ottoman lands? In what ways did... More > Ottoman rule benefit non-Muslims and what caused the breakdown of peaceful coexistence between Muslims and non-Muslims prior to the 20th century?< Less
Superman's Kryptonite; Ottoman and American imperial decline By Tahir Iqbal
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A groundbreaking book detailing and investigating the cause of Ottoman and American Imperial decline. The book suggests there is a neurological basis for each of these nation's decline as... More > superpowers. This is used to inform a semiotic Lacanian analysis of power and privelige in the framework of Ibn Khaldun.< Less
Superman's Kryptonite; Ottoman and American imperial decline By Tahir Iqbal
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A groundbreaking book detailing and investigating the cause of Ottoman and American Imperial decline. The book suggests there is a neurological basis for each of these nation's decline as... More > superpowers. This is used to inform a semiotic Lacanian analysis of power and privelige in the framework of Ibn Khaldun.< Less
Echoes of Empire: An Accidental Historian’s Journey Through the Post-Ottoman World By James S. Kessler
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There is no dearth of news, not always of the most cheerful sort, coming out of the broad geographic arc of the vast territory that once constituted the mighty Ottoman Empire. The Arab Spring... More > continues to reshape regions, an economic crisis is tearing apart Greece, pirates off the Horn of Africa are terrorizing ships, and conflicts in the Caucasus and Balkans are simmering. In Echoes of Empire: An Accidental Historian’s Journey through the Post-Ottoman World, James S. Kessler chronicles his travels through a dizzying array of cultures, religions, languages, and political systems found within many of the former Ottoman Empire’s possessions in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Drawing upon his experience as a historian and educator, Kessler explores how the shared Ottoman past—and how that past is remembered—continues to play a role in the post-imperial present in the more than forty countries that constitute the post-Ottoman world.< Less

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