Subject: Ottoman Empire

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Al-Jabarti’s History of Egypt
Al-Jabarti
Al-Jabarti, Abd al Rahman (edited by Jane Hathaway)

Subject: Africa, Middle East, World History

The multi-volume chronicle of the Cairo scholar Abd al-Rahman al-Jabarti (1753-1825), known in Arabic as caja-’ib al-atha-r fi- al-tara-jim wa-al-akhba-r, which translates roughly as The Most Wondrous Achievements: Biographies and Reports of Events, is the single most important primary source …

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Harem Ghosts: What One Cemetery Can Tell Us About the Ottoman Empire
Brookes, Douglas Scott, Ziyrek Ali

Subject: Middle East, Ottoman Empire

“Since 1840 countless visitors to Turkey’s metropolis have passed this beautiful building and its garden graveyard without, it seems to me, realizing the gems of architecture and culture that await discovery within its dignified walls. Now, over a century-and-a-half after …

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History of the Middle East
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Halm, Heinz, Suraiya Faroqhi, Monika Gronke

Subject: Middle Eastern History, Textbook

The Arabs: A Short History by Heinz Halm

The Ottoman Empire: A Short History by Suraiya Faroqhi

Iran:A Short History by Monika Gronke

Now combined into a single volume, these three brief history texts provide a concise and eye-opening overview of the history of …

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Islands of the Ottoman Empire
Islands of the Ottoman Empire
Hadjikyriacou, Antonis

Subject: Middle East

The Ottoman Empire stretched from the Black Sea to the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic. It included islands such as Cyprus, Crete, Rhodes, and many smaller ones in the Aegean, Adriatic, and Black Seas. These islands were its frontiers, …

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Minorities in the Ottoman Empire
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Greene, Molly, editor

Subject: Middle East

The Ottoman Empire was a multi-ethnic, multi-religious state encompassing most of the modern Middle East, and for much of its 600-year existence it managed to rule effectively its diverse peoples. The essays of this work move beyond the traditional state- …

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Napoleon in Egypt: Al-Jabarti’s Chronicle of the French Occupation of 1798 (Expanded Edition)
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Al-Jabarti, Abd Al Raman

Subject: Africa, Europe, Middle East

Napoleon’s conquest of Egypt in 1798 was the first contact between a Western power with imperial goals and an ancient regime of an African society. Sheik Al-Jabarti’s chronicle is a unique combination of historical narration and reflection combined with daily …

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Political Words and Ideas in Islam
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Lewis, Bernard

Subject: Religion

This book brings together 11 essays on Islamic political thought by Bernard Lewis, the acknowledged doyen of Middle Eastern studies. Few historians have garnered such a broad audience as Lewis, whose works are widely read by scholars, politicians, journalists, and the general …

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Starting With Food: Culinary Approaches to Ottoman History
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Singer, Amy, editor

Subject: Middle East

Food is a marker of identity, culture, and class, and it denotes power, routine, leisure, and celebration. Despite its importance to every aspect of historical research, this topic has not been sufficiently explored in Ottoman history. This volume places the …

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The History of the Maritime Wars of the Turks
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Çelebi, Kâtip (edited by Svatopluk Soucek)

Subject: Middle East, World History

This book spans the Turkish Empire’s expansion from the conquest of Constantinople to that of Crete, and recounts the story of Barbarossa, whom Süleyman the Magnificent appointed commander of the imperial navy, and many other highlights of Ottoman history. Katip …

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The Ottoman Balkans, 1750–1830
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Anscombe, Frederick F.

Subject: Europe, Middle East

“The decades after 1750 saw the Ottoman Empire undergo tremendous stresses that culminated in the first stirrings of nationalism among Christian subjects and an irrevocable commitment to reform by the Muslim state. By 1830, Serbs and Greeks had fought successfully …

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