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The Ottoman Age of Exploration

Giancarlo Casale

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377828
eISBN:
9780199775699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377828.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In 1517, the Ottoman Sultan Selim nullthe Grimnull conquered Egypt and brought his empire for the first time in history into direct contact with the trading world of the Indian Ocean. During the ... More


Enjoining Good and Forbidding Wrong

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/9780195331752.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines why people attempt to bring others of the same religion to their understanding of that religion (the motivation of the Kadızadelis), the link between piety and proselytization, ... More


Hunting for Converts

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/9780195331752.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Like other early modern monarchs, hunting was the favorite pastime of Mehmed IV, but rather than being merely a frivolous activity, as modern historians have claimed, the sultan's contemporary ... More


Mehmed IV’s Life and Legacy, from Ghazi to Hunter

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/9780195331752.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines Mehmed IV's life and legacy. His hunting habit overshadowed his numerous conversions. Dire straits for commoners, lawlessness in the capital, and military failure turned ... More


Conclusion: Islamic Rulers and the Process of Conversion

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/9780195331752.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses Islamic rulers and the process of conversion. It argues that the conversion of self, conversion of others of the same religion, conversion of others of different religions and ... More


Malaya

COLIN NEWBURY

in Patrons, Clients, and Empire: Chieftaincy and Over-rule in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257812
eISBN:
9780191717864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257812.003.10
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

British intervention in the Malay states from 1874 established a form of over-rule through residents. Experience in managing the Malay nobility and district heads within patrimonial systems of state ... More


Simon Frederick Peter Halliday 1946–2010

ADAM ROBERTS

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 172, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, X

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264904
eISBN:
9780191754081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264904.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

Fred Halliday was a writer, teacher and public intellectual whose work spanned two closely related fields: the post-colonial societies of the Middle East; and international relations. His first major ... More


White Women and Moorish Fancy in Eighteenth‐Century Literature

Khalid Bekkaoui

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter draws parallels between the English nation's fascination with The Arabian Nights and the rise of particular generic paradigms. Taking examples from Penelope Aubin and other 18th-century ... More


The Creation of Administrative and Landowning Categories

Justin Willis

in Mombasa, the Swahili, and the Making of the Mijikenda

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203209
eISBN:
9780191675782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203209.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter describes how the legal aspects of land ownership on the coast were confused by the ambiguous status of the area. Theoretically, the coast was the domain of the Sultan of Zanzibar, it ... More


Zoroastrians in East Africa

John R. Hinnells

in The Zoroastrian Diaspora: Religion and Migration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267591
eISBN:
9780191683329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267591.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the situation and history of Parsis in East Africa, particularly in Zanzibar and Kenya. It suggests that Parsis came to East Africa, first to Zanzibar and then across to the ... More


Understanding Archaeology and Architecture through Archival Records: The Restoration Project of the Ottoman Fortress of Seddülbahir on the Gallipoli Peninsula of Turkey

LUCIENNE THYS-ŞENOCAK, RAHMI NURHAN ÇELİK, ARZU ÖZSAVAŞÇI, and GÜLSÜN TANYELİ

in The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The Ottoman fortress of Seddülbahir on the European shores of the Dardanelles and Kumkale, its sister fortress on the opposite side of the Straits, were both built in 1658 by Hadice Turhan Sultan, ... More


The Martyrdom of Sīdī Maḥmūd

H. T. Norris

in Ṣūfī Mystics of the Niger Desert: Sidi Mahmud and the Hermits of Aïr

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198265382
eISBN:
9780191682889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265382.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the accounts of martyrdom of Sīdī Mahmūd as written in the Qudwa. The text says that the saint was martyred at Aghalanga, but it charges the Sultān of Agades and his jurists ... More


Tree of Pearls: The Extraordinary Architectural Patronage of the 13th-Century Egyptian Slave-Queen Shajar al-Durr

D. Fairchild Ruggles

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190873202
eISBN:
9780190873233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873202.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The woman known as “Tree of Pearls” ruled Egypt in the summer of 1250. A rare case of a woman sultan, her reign marked the shift from the Ayyubid to the Mamluk dynasty, and her architectural ... More


Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt

Kristen Stilt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602438
eISBN:
9780191729348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602438.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

A dynamic account of the practice of Islamic law, this book focuses on the actions of a particular legal official, the muhtasib, whose vast jurisdiction included all public behavior. In the cities of ... More


Comparative Counterinsurgency and the Moros of Jolo

Ronald K. Edgerton

in American Datu: John J. Pershing and Counterinsurgency Warfare in the Muslim Philippines, 1899-1913

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178936
eISBN:
9780813178943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178936.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter compares and contrasts direct and indirect approaches to counterinsurgency as personified by Leonard Wood and John J. Pershing, laying out a point-by-point comparison and analyzing the ... More


The Mamluk Sultanate and Islamic Legal History

Stilt Talar

in Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602438
eISBN:
9780191729348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602438.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter provides background information on the Mamluk sultanate and its legal system. It presents Cairo and its adjacent older city of Fustat, the two cities that form the sites of the events ... More


The Magic Doe: Qutban Suhravardi's Mirigavati

Wendy Doniger (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199842926
eISBN:
9780190258320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199842926.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Mirigāvatī or The Magic Doe is the work of Shaikh Qutban Suhravardi, an Indian Sufi master who was also an expert poet and storyteller attached to the glittering court-in-exile of Sultan Husain Shah ... More


Judicial Autonomy: Medieval Realities and Modern Discourse

Yaacov Lev

in The Administration of Justice in Medieval Egypt: From the 7th to the 12th Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474459235
eISBN:
9781474480789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474459235.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The chapter examines the notion that personal rather than territorial law prevailed in medieval Islam and discusses the tension between communal autonomy and governmental interference. The meaning ... More


Last Stand of the Raj

Abdel Razzaq Takriti

in Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965-1976

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674435
eISBN:
9780191752353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674435.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History, Political History

This chapter analyses the character of the pre-1970 Sultanate as an outpost of the Raj that had remarkably survived into the post-colonial era. It shows that revolutionary activity was the primary ... More


Devotional Sovereignty: Kingship and Religion in India

Caleb Simmons

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190088897
eISBN:
9780190088927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190088897.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book investigates the shifting articulations of kingship in a wide variety of literary (Sanskrit and Kannada), visual, and material courtly productions in the South Indian kingdom of Mysore ... More


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