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The Cambridge History of Turkey

Volume 1. Byzantium to Turkey 1071–1453


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Kate Fleet, Julian Chrysostomides, Charles Melville, Rudi Paul Lindner, Machiel Kiel, Pál Fodor, Howard Crane, Ahmet Yaşar Ocak
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  • Date Published: March 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521620932

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  • This volume examines the rise of Turkish power in Anatolia from the arrival of the first Turks at the end of the eleventh century to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Taking the period as a whole, the volume covers the political, economic, social, intellectual and cultural history of the region as the Byzantine empire crumbled and Anatolia passed into Turkish control to become the heartland of the Ottoman empire. In this way, the authors emphasise the continuities of the era rather than its dislocations, situating Anatolia within its geographic context at the crossroads of Central Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. The world which emerges is one of military encounter, but also of cultural cohabitation, intellectual and diplomatic exchange, and political finesse. This is a state-of-the-art work of reference on an understudied period in Turkish history by some of the leading scholars in the field.

    • Leading scholars in the field examine the rise of Turkish power in Anatolia from 1071 to 1453
    • Comprehensive coverage of the political, economic, intellectual, cultural and social history of this understudied period
    • A state-of-the-art work of reference for students and scholars
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521620932
    • length: 542 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 161 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • contains: 28 b/w illus. 3 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Kate Fleet
    2. The Byzantine Empire from the eleventh to the fifteenth century Julian Chrysostomides
    3. Anatolia under the Mongols Charles Melville
    4. Anatolia 1300–1451 Rudi Paul Lindner
    5. The incorporation of the Balkans into the Ottoman Empire 1353–1453 Machiel Kiel
    6. Ottoman warfare Pál Fodor
    7. The Turkish economy 1071-1453 Kate Fleet
    8. Art and architecture 1300-1453 Howard Crane
    9. Social, cultural and intellectual life 1071–1453 Ahmet Yaşar Ocak.

  • Editor

    Kate Fleet
    Kate Fleet is Director of the Skilliter Centre for Ottoman Studies, Newnham College, Cambridge and Newton Trust Lecturer in Ottoman History at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Cambridge University. Her previous publications include European and Islamic Trade in the Early Ottoman State (1999) and, as editor, The Ottomans and Trade (2006).


    Kate Fleet, Julian Chrysostomides, Charles Melville, Rudi Paul Lindner, Machiel Kiel, Pál Fodor, Howard Crane, Ahmet Yaşar Ocak

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