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A Decade of Crisis

Marc David Baer

in Honored by the Glory of Islam: Conversion and Conquest in Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195331752
eISBN:
9780199868018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331752.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter analyzes the decade of economic, military, and political crisis, which led to perceptions of a cultural crisis whose resolution was sought in conversion to a purified Islam as advocated ... More


Conversion and Conquest: Ghazi Mehmed IV and Candia

Marc David Baer

in Honored by the Glory of Islam: Conversion and Conquest in Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195331752
eISBN:
9780199868018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331752.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter analyzes how Ottoman historians writing after a mature Mehmed IV moved to Edirne, depicting him as a model, active sultan. In their accounts he is a pious, strong, manly, warrior (ghazi) ... More


Introduction: An Empire of The Mind

Giancarlo Casale

in The Ottoman Age of Exploration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377828
eISBN:
9780199775699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377828.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the four characteristics of 16th-century European expansion that constitute the basic definition of the term Age of Exploration in this book: a ... More


Selim The Navigator 1512–1520

Giancarlo Casale

in The Ottoman Age of Exploration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377828
eISBN:
9780199775699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377828.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the ways in which the opening of a direct Ottoman sea route to the Indies during Selim's reign closely corresponded, in its general contours, with a similar process that had ... More


Ibrahim Pasha and the Age of Reconnaissance 1520–1536

Giancarlo Casale

in The Ottoman Age of Exploration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377828
eISBN:
9780199775699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377828.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The year 1520 marks the beginning of the very long reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, widely considered the grandest and most powerful sultan in the history of the Ottoman state. For all his ... More


Hadim Suleiman Pasha's World War 1536–1546

Giancarlo Casale

in The Ottoman Age of Exploration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377828
eISBN:
9780199775699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377828.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on Hadim Suleiman Pasha. Ibrahim Pasha's death left the empire with a gaping power vacuum. For nearly a decade thereafter, no other Ottoman figure would dominate affairs of state ... More


A Man, A Plan, A Canal: Mir Ali Beg's Expeditions to the Swahili Coast, 1579–1589

Giancarlo Casale

in The Ottoman Age of Exploration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377828
eISBN:
9780199775699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377828.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on events from 1579 to 1589. Ottoman decision makers, particularly those with an interest in the Indian Ocean, realized that in light of the myriad challenges to their rule that ... More


The Death of Politics

Giancarlo Casale

in The Ottoman Age of Exploration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377828
eISBN:
9780199775699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377828.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the waning years of the Ottoman Age of Exploration. By the end of the 16th century, the Ottoman Empire's era of relentless international expansion had drawn to a close. But ... More


The Ottoman Conquest in Europe

John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and Henry Laurens

in Europe and the Islamic World: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147055
eISBN:
9781400844753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter retraces the shared history between the Ottoman Empire and Europe. Focusing on the Ottoman conquest in Europe, the chapter describes the events by which the history of Europe became ... More


Marriage: A Fundamental Element of Imperial Statecraft

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the theme of marriage in imperial statecraft. Like many other features of medieval organization, the Ottomans inherited and adapted a diplomatic system from Byzantium. In his ... More


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