Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, 2011 - History - 294 pages
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The Ottoman Empire was an Islamic imperial monarchy that existed for over 600 years. At the height of its power in the 16th and 17th centuries, it encompassed three continents and served as the core of global interactions between the east and the west. And while the Empire was defeated after World War I and dissolved in 1920, the far-reaching effects and influences of the Ottoman Empire are still clearly visible in today's world cultures.

Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire allows readers to gain critical insight into the pluralistic social and cultural history of an empire that ruled a vast region extending from Budapest in Hungary to Mecca in Arabia. Each chapter presents an in-depth analysis of a particular aspect of daily life in the Ottoman Empire.

  

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Contents

HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
1
SULTAN AND THE PALACE
35
GOVERNING AN EMPIRE
57
CITIES TOWNS AND VILLAGES MERCHANTS CRAFTSMEN AND PEASANTS
71
RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES
111
MUSLIMS
133
ISLAMIC LAW AND EDUCATION
151
SUFI ORDERS AND POPULAR CULTURE
163
COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE
183
SEX AND FAMILY
203
EATING DRINKING SMOKING AND CELEBRATING
223
GAMES AND POPULAR SPORTS
251
SICKNESS DEATH AND DYING
261
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
275
INDEX
283
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About the author (2011)

MEHRDAD KIA is Professor of History at the University of Montana.