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The Sultan’s Renegades: Christian-European Converts to Islam and the Making of the Ottoman Elite, 1575-1610

Tobias P. Graf

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198791430
eISBN:
9780191833908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791430.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

The figure of the renegade—a European Christian or Jew who had converted to Islam and was now serving the Ottoman sultan—is omnipresent in all genres produced by those early modern Christian ... More


The Idiosyncrasy of the Market

Daniel S. Margolies

in Henry Watterson and the New South: The Politics of Empire, Free Trade, and Globalization

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124179
eISBN:
9780813134970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124179.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the conversion of Henry Watterson to an expansionist program, which was considered to be unorthodox for a southern Democrat. However, this move also proved to be a logical ... More


‘Turning Turk’, Becoming anOttoman Muslim

Tobias P. Graf

in The Sultan’s Renegades: Christian-European Converts to Islam and the Making of the Ottoman Elite, 1575-1610

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198791430
eISBN:
9780191833908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791430.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines how Christian Europeans found themselves in situations in which conversion to Islam became an option and how such conversions were performed. In the early modern context, change ... More


Introduction

Tobias P. Graf

in The Sultan’s Renegades: Christian-European Converts to Islam and the Making of the Ottoman Elite, 1575-1610

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198791430
eISBN:
9780191833908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791430.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

This introductory chapter opens with a comparison of the treatment of converts to Islam in Ottoman and in Christian-European sources. Such source concerns have largely been reflected in modern ... More


An Elite of Converts

Tobias P. Graf

in The Sultan’s Renegades: Christian-European Converts to Islam and the Making of the Ottoman Elite, 1575-1610

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198791430
eISBN:
9780191833908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791430.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

Early modern Christian-European commentators frequently noted the numerical prominence of converts in the Ottoman military-administrative elite. In doing so, these writers commonly used the blanket ... More


A Change of Heart or a Change of Hat?

Tobias P. Graf

in The Sultan’s Renegades: Christian-European Converts to Islam and the Making of the Ottoman Elite, 1575-1610

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198791430
eISBN:
9780191833908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791430.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

Religious conversion, although a universal phenomenon, is shaped and predicated by specific contexts and conditions. The nature and amount of documentation available on the conversion to Islam of the ... More


Conclusion

Michael Hope

in Power, Politics, and Tradition in the Mongol Empire and the Ilkhanate of Iran

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198768593
eISBN:
9780191821981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768593.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter summarizes the key themes of the book and considers the implications of its conclusions. The main narrative of the work, that the internal dynamics of the Īlkhān court were characterized ... More


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