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RA-50003-03
Advanced Fellowships in the Humanities for Research in Turkey
G. Kenneth Sams, American Research Institute in Turkey

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Neutron Activation Analysis of Medieval Ceramics from Kinet, Turkey, Especially Port Saint Symeon Ware (Article)
Title: Neutron Activation Analysis of Medieval Ceramics from Kinet, Turkey, Especially Port Saint Symeon Ware
Author: Redford, Scott
Abstract: N/A
Year: 2005
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Trade and Economy in Antioch and Cilicia in the 12th - 13th Centuries (Book Section)
Title: Trade and Economy in Antioch and Cilicia in the 12th - 13th Centuries
Author: Mullett, M.
Author: Redford, Scott
Author: Morrisson, C.
Author: Talbot, A-M
Abstract: N/A
Year: 2010
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
Book Title: Trades and Markets in Byzantium

Victory Inscribed: The Seljuk Fetihname on the City Walls of Antalya Turkey (Book)
Title: Victory Inscribed: The Seljuk Fetihname on the City Walls of Antalya Turkey
Author: Leiser, Gary
Author: Redford, Scott
Abstract: N/A
Year: 2008
Publisher: Sunan and Inan Kirac Research Institute on Mediterranean Civilization
Type: Multi-author monograph

The Kible Wall of the Kargi Hani (Article)
Title: The Kible Wall of the Kargi Hani
Author: Redford, Scott
Abstract: N/A
Year: 2007
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Adalya, Annual of the Suna and Inan Kirac Research Institute Mediterranean Civilizations

The Ottoman Administration of the Spice Trade in the Sixteenth Century Red Sea and Persian Gulf (Article)
Title: The Ottoman Administration of the Spice Trade in the Sixteenth Century Red Sea and Persian Gulf
Author: Casale, Giancarlo
Abstract: Following the Ottoman conquest of Egypt and the Levant in 1516-17, administrators of the empire began to experiment with several innovative strategies to increase the total volume of the spice trade between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean, and to maximize the state's share of its revenues. These became progressively more sophisticated over time, until by the end of the 1560s a comprehensive infrastructure was in place, including a rationalized empire-wide tax regime for regulating private trade, a network of "imperial factors" who bought spices for the sultan in overseas emporiums, and an annual convoy of spice galleys that shipped cargoes of state-owned pepper from the Yemen to the markets of Egypt and Istanbul. All of this, combined with natural advantages of geography and the goodwill of Muslim traders in the Indian Ocean, enabled the Ottomans to mount a formidable challenge to the "pepper monopoly" of the Portuguese Estado da India.
Year: 2006
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of Economic and Social History of the Orient

The Ottoman 'Discovery' of the Indian Ocean in the Sixteenth Century (Book Section)
Title: The Ottoman 'Discovery' of the Indian Ocean in the Sixteenth Century
Author: Bridenthal, Renate
Author: Casale, Giancarlo
Author: Bentley, Jerry
Editor: Casale, Giancarlo
Abstract: Vasco da Gama's successful voyage around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497 and the foundation of the Portuguese Estado da India in the following decades has long been identified as a development of enormous global significance, marking as it did the beginning of direct and continuous contact between the civilizations of Western Europe and the Indian Ocean. Much less well known to modern scholarship, by contrast, is the rival and contemporaneous expansion of the Ottoman Empire into the lands of the Indian Ocean littoral, a process which began with Sultan Selim I's conquest of Egypt in 1517, and which would continue throughout the rest of the sixteenth century. Because the Ottoman state and the merchant communities of the Indian Ocean shared the same religion, most modern scholars have simply assume that they enjoyed a kind of de facto familiarity with one another as well. In reality, the early sixteenth century Ottomans were in many ways even less aware of the geography, history and civilization of the Indian Ocean than were their contemporary Portuguese rivals. The subsequent development of direct contact between the Ottoman Empire and the Muslim principalities and trading communities of the Indian Ocean thus represents a kind of Ottoman 'discovery' of an entirely new part of the globe, and one which corresponds in many ways to the much better documented European discoveries of the same period.
Year: 2007
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Book Title: Seascapes: Maritime Histories, Littoral Cultures and Trans-Oceanic Exchanges

Ottoman Guerre de Course and the Intercontinental Spice Trade (Article)
Title: Ottoman Guerre de Course and the Intercontinental Spice Trade
Author: Casale, Giancarlo
Abstract: The middle decades of the sixteenth century witnessed one of the most dramatic and unexpected transformations in the history of long-distance intercontinental commerce: the revival of the transit spice trade through the Red Sea and Persian Gulf, following a period of nearly fifty years during which it had been redirected almost in its entirety through the Portuguese-controlled route around the Cape of Good Hope. And yet, while modern scholars have been aware of this sea change in global commerce for generations, the reasons behind it still remain a subject of debate. Numerous explanations have been proposed, ranging from changes in the international demand for spices to corruption within the Portuguese administration. Until now, however, none has taken into account what may be the most important factor of all: the rising power of Ottoman corsairs, whose predatory raids against Portuguese targets were instrumental in subverting the Estado da India's system for controlling trade in the western Indian Ocean.
Year: 2008
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Itinerario

Introduction to the 'Social History of the Sea' Special Issue (Article)
Title: Introduction to the 'Social History of the Sea' Special Issue
Author: Casale, Giancarlo
Abstract: N/A
Year: 2010
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of Early Modern History

Counting Bodies, Shaping Souls: the 1903 Census and National Identity in Ottoman Macedonia (Article)
Title: Counting Bodies, Shaping Souls: the 1903 Census and National Identity in Ottoman Macedonia
Author: Yosmaoðlu-Turner, Ýpek
Abstract: [It was a] mistaken belief that if 10,000 did so it would be recognized as an official religion. —A British statistical spokesman on the more than 390,000 people who listed their religion as “Jedi” on 2001 census forms The fiction of the census is that everyone is in it, and that everyone has one—and only one—extremely clear place. No fractions. —Benedict Anderson
Year: 2006
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: International Journal of Middle East Studies

Our Women Treasures: Early Republican Turkish Women and Their Public Identity (Book Section)
Title: Our Women Treasures: Early Republican Turkish Women and Their Public Identity
Author: Tezcan, Baki
Editor: Yosmaoðlu-Turner, Ýpek
Abstract: N/A
Year: 2008
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Book Title: Identity and Identity Formation in the Ottoman World

Love for Lydia: A Sardis Anniversary Volume Presented to Crawford H. Greenewalt, Jr. (Book)
Title: Love for Lydia: A Sardis Anniversary Volume Presented to Crawford H. Greenewalt, Jr.
Editor: Cahill, Nicholas
Abstract: This generously illustrated volume, honoring Crawford H. Greenewalt, Jr., field director of the Sardis Expedition for over thirty years, and commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Harvard– Cornell archaeological excavation, presents new studies by scholars closely involved with Professor Greenewalt’s excavations at this site in western Turkey. The essays span the Archaic to the Late Antique periods, focusing primarily on Sardis itself but also touching on other archaeological sites in the eastern Mediterranean. Three papers publish for the first time an Archaic painted tomb near Sardis with lavish interior furnishings. Papers on Sardis in late antiquity focus on domestic wall paintings, spolia used in the late Roman Synagogue, and late fifth-century coin hoards. Other Sardis papers examine the layout of the city from the Lydian to the Roman periods, the transformation of Sardis from an imperial capital to a Hellenistic polis, the reuse of pottery in the Lydian period, and the history and achievements of the conservation program at the site. Studies of an Archaic seal from Gordion, queenly patronage of Hellenistic rotundas, and ancient and modern approaches to architectural ornament round out the volume.
Year: 2008
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9780674031951

Constitutional Developments in the Ottoman Empire before the Westernization (Article)
Title: Constitutional Developments in the Ottoman Empire before the Westernization
Author: Huseyin Yilmaz
Abstract: This study of modern constitutional developments in the nineteenth century Europe and their impact on the Ottoman Empire and westernisation. Three main considerations include, the development of autonomous organizations and military counterbalancing financial and religious government agencies; the Islamic authority in coordination with political authority; and the development of decision-making bodies with constitutional functions from consultative groups.
Year: 2008
Primary URL: Constitutional Developments in the Ottoman Empire before the Westernization
Primary URL Description: Journal volume web page.
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Divan Disiplinlerarasi Çalismalar Dergisi
Publisher: Divan Dergisi

Imperial Ideology (Book Section)
Title: Imperial Ideology
Author: Yýlmaz, Huseyin
Abstract: N/A
Year: 2009
Publisher: Facts on File
Book Title: Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire

Tales of Crossed Destinies: Turkish Novel Between Tradition and Modernity (Book)
Title: Tales of Crossed Destinies: Turkish Novel Between Tradition and Modernity
Author: Seyhan, Azade
Abstract: Azade Seyhan's Tales of Crossed Destinies: The Modern Turkish Novel in a Comparative Context, second in the MLA series World Literatures Reimagined, offers a much-needed guide to the vast, underexplored territory of modern Turkish literature. Seyhan situates the Turkish novel in relation to such influences as the poetic and oral traditions of Ottoman-Islamic culture, the early Turkish Republic, and Western Romantic and Enlightenment thought. She demonstrates that the evolution of the Turkish novel is inseparable from that of the Turkish state. Appendixes provide a chronology, a pronunciation guide to Turkish, and a list of modern Turkish novels in English translation, preparing readers to embark on further exploration. Azade Seyhan is Fairbank Professor in the Humanities, professor of German, and chair of the comparative literature program at Bryn Mawr College. She is author of Writing outside the Nation.
Year: 2008
Publisher: MLA
Type: Single author monograph

Between European and Ottoman: Hellenic Grand Dragomans, Roman Subjects, and Classical Ruins at the Turn of the 18th Century (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Between European and Ottoman: Hellenic Grand Dragomans, Roman Subjects, and Classical Ruins at the Turn of the 18th Century
Writer: Leal, Dr. Karen
Abstract: By the nineteenth century, philhellenic Europeans had appropriated the classical Greek world as their distinct cultural patrimony. However, sources composed in the late 1600s and early 1700s by Ottoman dignitaries, Greek Orthodox intellectuals, and French and English travelers reveal a more fluid period when the Greco-Roman tradition exerted an influence on the perceptions all these (sometimes overlapping) groups had of themselves and one another. Greek, Ottoman, French, and English literary texts, archival records, and visual sources thus reveal the cross-cultural currents and ties connecting members of the Ottoman intelligentsia with their counterparts in Paris and London in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Lecture given by Karen Leal, Kluge Fellow.
Date: 8/20/2009
Primary URL: http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=4742
Format: Web

The Ottoman Age of Exploration (Book) [show prizes]
Title: The Ottoman Age of Exploration
Author: Giancarlo Casale
Abstract: The Ottoman Age of Exploration is the first comprehensive historical account of this century-long struggle for global dominance, a struggle that raged from the shores of the Mediterranean to the Straits of Malacca, and from the interior of Africa to the steppes of Central Asia. Based on extensive research in the archives of Turkey and Portugal, as well as materials written on three continents and in a half dozen languages, it presents an unprecedented picture of the global reach of the Ottoman state during the sixteenth century.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/HistoryWorld/MiddleEastern/?view=usa&ci=9780199874040
Primary URL Description: publisher's webpage
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780199874040
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Lidyalar ve Dünyalari / The Lydians and Their World (Book)
Title: Lidyalar ve Dünyalari / The Lydians and Their World
Editor: Nicholas Cahill
Abstract: Exhibition catalog (21 articles, catalog of 232 entries, 583 pages total, in Turkish and English) for exhibition at the Yapi Kredi Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul, Feb. 19-June 2, 2010.
Year: 2010
Publisher: Yapi Kredi Yayinlari, Istanbul
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9789750817465

The City of Sardis (Book Section)
Title: The City of Sardis
Author: Nicholas Cahill
Editor: Nicholas Cahill
Abstract: historical article as part of exhibition catalogue
Year: 2010
Book Title: Lidyalar ve Dünyalari / The Lydians and Their World
ISBN: 9789750817465

The Persian Sack of Sardis (Book Section)
Title: The Persian Sack of Sardis
Author: Nicholas Cahill
Editor: Nicholas Cahill
Abstract: historical article as part of exhibition catalog
Year: 2010
Publisher: Yapi Kredi Yayinlari, Istanbul
Book Title: Lidyalar ve Dünyalari / The Lydians and Their World
ISBN: 9789750817465

Marching on an Empty Stomach: Practical Aspects of Gendarmerie Reform in Ottoman Macedonia (Book Section)
Title: Marching on an Empty Stomach: Practical Aspects of Gendarmerie Reform in Ottoman Macedonia
Author: Ipek Yosmaoglu
Editor: Lorans Tanatar Baruh
Editor: Vangelis Kechriotis
Abstract: The volume focuses on the Greek Orthodox populations of the late Ottoman period.
Year: 2010
Publisher: Athens: Apha Bank Historical Archives
Book Title: Economy and Society on Both Shores of the Aegean
ISBN: 9789609836388

The Eastern Question and the Ottoman Empire: the Genesis of the Near and Middle East in the 19th Century (Book Section)
Title: The Eastern Question and the Ottoman Empire: the Genesis of the Near and Middle East in the 19th Century
Author: Huseyin Yilmaz
Editor: Michael Gasper
Editor: Michael Bonine
Editor: Abbas Amanat
Abstract: Is the idea of the "Middle East" simply a geopolitical construct conceived by the West to serve particular strategic and economic interests-or can we identify geographical, historical, cultural, and political patterns to indicate some sort of internal coherence to this label? While the term has achieved common usage, no one studying the region has yet addressed whether this conceptualization has real meaning-and then articulated what and where the Middle East is, or is not.This volume fills the void, offering a diverse set of voices-from political and cultural historians, to social scientists
Year: 2012
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Book Title: Is there a Middle East? The Evolution of a Geopolitical Concept
ISBN: 9780804782654

Blood Ties: Religion, Violence, and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia, 1878 - 1908 (Book)
Title: Blood Ties: Religion, Violence, and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia, 1878 - 1908
Author: Ipek Yosmaoglu
Abstract: In the final decades of the nineteenth century and throughout the twentieth century, the region that is today Macedonia was periodically racked by bitter conflict that was qualitatively different from previous outbreaks of violence. In Blood Ties, Yosmaoglu explains the origins of this shift from sporadic to systemic and pervasive violence through a social history of the "Macedonian Question." Yosmaoglu's account begins in the aftermath of the Congress of Berlin (1878), when a potent combination of zero-sum imperialism, nascent nationalism, and modernizing states set in motion the events that directly contributed to the outbreak of World War I and had consequences that reverberate to this day. Focusing on the experience of the inhabitants of Ottoman Macedonia during this period, she shows how communal solidarities broke down, time and space were rationalized, and the immutable form of the nation and national identity replaced polyglot, fluid associations that had formerly defined people’s sense of collective belonging. The region was remapped; populations were counted and relocated. An escalation in symbolic and physical violence followed, and it was through this process that nationalism became an ideology of mass mobilization among the common folk. Yosmaoglu argues that national differentiation was a consequence, and not the cause, of violent conflict in Ottoman Macedonia.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/847532489
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Secondary URL: http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100743210&fa=author&person_id=4950
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's website
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780801479243
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Mapping Sardis (Book Section)
Title: Mapping Sardis
Author: Nicholas Cahill
Editor: Nicholas Cahill
Abstract: Nicholas Cahill's contribution covers the work done to map Sardis and its immediate environs. Cahill summarizes the long history of survey and mapping done in the Sardis area, from the 1962 map drawn up by the State Board of Waterworks until the present day. Cahill highlights some of the difficulties in creating an accessible and consistent map of Sardis over the years, and explains how these have been overcome. In the second part of the paper, Cahill moves on to consider the location of the main city of Sardis through the centuries. This has proved an enduring problem for researchers, with the Roman and Lydian cities apparently being in one location with no clear signs of Achaemenid occupation in the same area.
Year: 2008
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/225874245
Primary URL Description: Worldcat entry
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Book Title: Love for Lydia: A Sardis Anniversary Volume Presented to Crawford H. Greenewalt, Jr.
ISBN: 9780674031951

Everyday Life and Consumer Culture in Eighteenth-Century Damascus (Book)
Title: Everyday Life and Consumer Culture in Eighteenth-Century Damascus
Author: James Grehan
Abstract: In assessing the magnitude of social change in modern times, we have few benchmarks from the period preceding the onset of modernity in the nineteenth century. This informative study will make possible more precise cultural and economic comparisons between different parts of the world as it stood on the brink of a radically new economic and political order. The book's focus on a little-examined period and region will appeal to scholars and students of urban social history and Arab popular culture.
Year: 2007
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/744363019
Primary URL Description: Worldcat entry
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780295986760

The Second Ottoman Empire: Political and Social Transformation in the Early Modern World (Book)
Title: The Second Ottoman Empire: Political and Social Transformation in the Early Modern World
Author: Baki Tezcan
Abstract: Although scholars have begun to revise the traditional view that the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries marked a decline in the fortunes of the Ottoman Empire, Baki Tezcan’s book proposes a radical new approach to this period. While he concurs that decline did take place in certain areas, he constructs a new framework by foregrounding the proto-democratization of the Ottoman polity in this era. Focusing on the background and the aftermath of the regicide of Osman II, he shows how the empire embarked on a period of seismic change in the political, economic, military, and social spheres. It is this period – from roughly 1580 to 1826 – that the author labels “The Second Empire,” and that he sees as no less than the transformation of the patrimonial, medieval, dynastic institution into a fledgling limited monarchy. The book is essentially a post-revisionist history of the early modern Ottoman Empire that will make a major contribution not only to Ottoman scholarship but also to comparable trends in world history.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/840926689
Primary URL Description: Worldcat entry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781107411449

Womanhood Is Not For Sale: Sabiha Zekeriya Sertel Against Prostitution and For Women's Employment (Article)
Title: Womanhood Is Not For Sale: Sabiha Zekeriya Sertel Against Prostitution and For Women's Employment
Author: A. Holly Shissler
Abstract: This paper discusses the views of Turkish journalist Sabiha Zekeriya Sertel (1895-1968) on prostitution and women's participation in the paid labor force. By examining her ideas on these issues and on women's legal rights as they appeared in her journal,Resimli Ay, the paper shows how Sertel analytically linked women's economic dependence with ideologies of sexual honor that limited and controlled access to women's sexuality. This led her to identify the origins of prostitution as economic, to oppose the licensing of brothels and the regulation of prostitutes by the state, to advocate the entrance of women into the labor force, and to inveigh against the legal and social exclusion of women from many areas of commercial activity. The paper describes how, through her commentaries, Sertel sought to influence social and legal reforms taking place in the new Republic of Turkey.
Year: 2008
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5556772264
Primary URL Description: Worldcat citation
Secondary URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/MEW.2008.4.3.12
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Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
Publisher: Association for Middle East Women's Studies

If You Ask Me: Sabiha Sertel's Advice Column, Gender Equity and Social Engineering in the Early Turkish Republic (Article)
Title: If You Ask Me: Sabiha Sertel's Advice Column, Gender Equity and Social Engineering in the Early Turkish Republic
Author: A. Holly Shissler
Abstract: “Cici Anne” was a popular advice column that first appeared in two prominent Turkish journals,Resimli AyandResimli Hafta, and subsequently in one of Turkey's preeminent daily newspapers,Cumhuriyet. The columnist, Sabiha Zekeriya Sertel, was a well-known journalist and outspoken exponent of women's rights. “Cici Anne,” directed at a more popular audience than Sertel's other writings, was one outlet for her ideas on women and their circumstances. Each column took as its point of departure a reader's letter and proceeded to a larger discussion, insisting on women's need for economic independence, challenging the very concept of (honor), and at times calling into question the value of the institution of marriage. The column often appeared in proximity to reports of youth Thus the column and its context allow us to examine the social tensions produced by the Republican elites' attempts to redefine family life and gender roles, and to hear, albeit at some remove, the voices of those caught up in such tensions. It also reveals the diversity of voices within the Republican camp in this early formative period.
Year: 2007
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5556780369
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Secondary URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/MEW.2007.3.2.1
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Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
Publisher: Association for Middle East Women's Studies

Beauty Is Nothing to Be Ashamed of: Beauty Contests as Tools of Women's Liberation in Early Republican Turkey (Article)
Title: Beauty Is Nothing to Be Ashamed of: Beauty Contests as Tools of Women's Liberation in Early Republican Turkey
Author: A. Holly Shissler
Abstract: Given the influence of these views with respect to beauty pageants, it can come as rather a shock to look at Turkish newspapers from the late twenties and early thirties and come across page after page of headline coverage of a beauty contest presented as part of a radical repositioning of women in society—to see beauty pageants used as tools of women's emancipation and modernization. Yet, in a society where women historically had been segregated from men not of their immediate family and carefully preserved from the gaze of outsiders, where family honor was understood to reside in the family's women, and where "fallen" women were sometimes killed to regain that lost honor, the ability to show one's physical self in a public forum without fear of harm or dishonor was deeply radical. It must have been liberating, even though the introduction of women into public space and public life was undertaken to serve ends other than the development of each woman's autonomy, and despite the fact that it entailed an objectification of the women in question. To put it another way, beauty pageants or contests in Turkey represented a profound alteration of the rules of the game. They did not get rid of notions of good and bad women, gender roles, or family honor, but the transformations with which beauty contests were associated changed the parameters of where women could go and what they could do without being understood as "fair game." In fact, they represented a redefinition of the concept of respectability or honor, namus, and an expansion for women of the limits of the social contract. This paper will attempt to demonstrate that the beauty contests in Turkey were designed precisely with this intention.
Year: 2004
Primary URL: http://proxy.library.upenn.edu:2388/journals/comparative_studies_of_south_asia_africa_and_the_middle_east/v024/24.1shissler.html
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Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East
Publisher: Duke University Press

Sari Ismail, the Beloved Disciple of Haci Bektas (Book Section)
Title: Sari Ismail, the Beloved Disciple of Haci Bektas
Author: Nurten Kilic-Schubel
Author: Vernon Schubel
Editor: John Renard
Abstract: Translation and commentary on a story drawn from the Vilayetname of Haci Bektas Veli, a central text associated with the Bektasi and Alevi traditions. Originally composed in Ottoman Turkish, the work is known in numerous manuscripts dating as early as the 11th century. It tells the life story of Haci Bektas, perhaps the most famous of Turkish sufis. This short story tells of Sari Ismail, a disciple of Haci Bektas, who becomes a teacher in his own right, converting the people to Islam, creating miracles, following the sufi path.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/262893247
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Secondary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/tales-of-gods-friends-islamic-hagiography-in-translation/oclc/262893247/viewport
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Publisher: University of California Press
Book Title: Tales of God's Friends: Islamic Hagiography in Translation
ISBN: 0520258967

'When the Prophet Went on the Mirac He Saw a Lion on the Road:’ The Mirac in the Alevi-Bektasi Tradition (Book Section)
Title: 'When the Prophet Went on the Mirac He Saw a Lion on the Road:’ The Mirac in the Alevi-Bektasi Tradition
Author: Vernon Schubel
Editor: Frederick Colby
Editor: Christiane Gruber
Abstract: The tales of the mi'raj describe the prophet Muhammad's journey through the heavens, his encounters with prophets and angels, and his visit to heaven and hell. The tales are among Islam's most popular, appearing in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish literature, and in later adaptations throughout the Muslim world. Often serving as narratives designed to promote the worldview of particular Muslim groups, the tales were also a means for communities to construct rules of normative behavior and ritual practices, and were used to assert the superiority of Islam over other religions. The essays in this collection discuss the formation of this narrative, the mi'raj as a missionary text, its various adaptations, its application to esoteric thought, and its use in performance and ritual.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/313659359
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Publisher: Indiana University Press
Book Title: The Prophet’s Ascension: Cross-Cultural Encounters with the Islamic Mirâj Tales
ISBN: 978-0253353610

A Bioarchaeological Study of Plastered Skulls From Anatolia: New Discoveries and Interpretations (Article)
Title: A Bioarchaeological Study of Plastered Skulls From Anatolia: New Discoveries and Interpretations
Author: Michelle Bonogofsky
Abstract: Skull removal and the modelling of facial features on dry human skulls occurred in central Anatolia during the late Neolithic period (ca. 6000–5000?BC) at the site of Kösk Höyük. This paper describes significant new evidence for plastered and undecorated skulls from Kösk Höyük that is inconsistent with prior interpretations of these remains as that of an ancestor cult. Rather, this new evidence strongly suggests a funerary ritual in the Near East that focused on the skulls of males, females and children. It also highlights the need for continued bioarchaeological research on such skulls. This paper describes newly discovered plastered skulls and skulls that were cached but not necessarily decorated from Kösk Höyük, Turkey. It provides the archaeological context, visual description, and osteological analysis of the remains of 12 adult skulls, ten modelled and two plain. In addition, a plastered child's skull was reported in the past. A bioarchaeological study of the primary material indicates that the skulls of males and females were removed from their bodies after natural decomposition, without manual defleshing, followed by applications of plaster modelling. The skulls of both sexes and all ages were modelled in a similar manner, although crania of three females exhibited healed depressed fractures. Plastered skulls from Kösk Höyük were recovered along with funerary offerings of beads, bone tools, and possibly copper, and derived from a variety of intramural contexts.
Year: 2005
Primary URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/oa.749/abstract
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Format: Journal
Periodical Title: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology

The Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Decoration, and Deformation (Book)
Title: The Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Decoration, and Deformation
Editor: Michelle Bonogofsky
Abstract: This edited volume explores the symbolic significance of the human head in cultural, political, economic, and religious ritual across the world. Bonogofsky provides background and theory in her introduction, "Contextualizing the human head : an introduction."
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/666240024
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Publisher: University Press of Florida
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 978-0813035567

Konvenyamos Konvedrad: Language of Daily Life, Communal Regulations and Liturgies of the Ottoman and Turkish Sabbateans (Dönmes) (Book Section)
Title: Konvenyamos Konvedrad: Language of Daily Life, Communal Regulations and Liturgies of the Ottoman and Turkish Sabbateans (Dönmes)
Author: Cengiz Sisman
Editor: Mahir Saul
Abstract: The Donmes were original Jews who converted to Islam while retaining a hidden set of convictions and practices. The article examines the Donmes udaeo-Spanish language over time and its connections with Hebrew, Ladino, Turkish and European languages. Employing the socio-linguistic concept of code-switching, Sisman considers the degrees of assimilation and uses of languages within Donme communities over time.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/861199286
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Secondary URL: http://www.academia.edu/4823839/Konvenyamos_Konvedrad_Language_of_Daily_Life_Communal_Regulations_and_Liturgies_of_the_Ottoman_and_Turkish_Sabbateans_Donmes_2013_
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Publisher: Libra Kitap
Book Title: Judeo-Spanish in the Time of Clamoring Nationalisms
ISBN: 978-6054326792

The History of Naming the Ottoman/Turkish Sabbatians (Book Section)
Title: The History of Naming the Ottoman/Turkish Sabbatians
Author: Cengiz Sisman
Editor: Robert Ousterhout
Abstract: The article traces the origin and use of the term, Donme, often translated as 'convert' or 'turncoat' that commonly referred to the Judeo-Spanish community of Sabbataeans. The Donme evolved into a Judeo-Islamic sect that persisted in hidden communities through the 19th century.
Year: 2007
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/645545569
Primary URL Description: Worldcat citation for book
Secondary URL: http://www.academia.edu/3528144/The_History_of_Naming_the_Ottoman_Turkish_Sabbateans_2010_
Secondary URL Description: download provided by author via academia.edu
Access Model: open access
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Museum
Book Title: Studies on Istanbul and Beyond
ISBN: 9781934536018

Save the Sabattian Sevi House from Oblivion (Article)
Title: Save the Sabattian Sevi House from Oblivion
Author: Cengiz Sisman
Abstract: Sisman, together with several colleagues, identify a house in Izmir, Turkey, that belonged to the mystic rabbi Sabbatae Sevi, the founder of the Sabbataean sect. The existence of the house and its history document the persistence of the Sabbataeans after the end of the Ottoman Empire. The structure was to be demolished and the article and group aim to raise awareness of the history revealed the building and to seek preservation.
Year: 2008
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5548997679
Primary URL Description: Worldcat citation
Secondary URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0020743807080038
Secondary URL Description: JSTOR access
Access Model: subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: International Journal of Middle East Studies
Publisher: Middle East Studies Association

Biography of an Empire: Governing Ottomans in an Age of Revolution. (Book)
Title: Biography of an Empire: Governing Ottomans in an Age of Revolution.
Author: Christine Philliou
Abstract: This detailed revisionist history opens a new vista on the great Ottoman Empire in the early nineteenth century, a key period often seen as the eve of Tanzimat westernizing reforms and the beginning of three distinct histories--ethnic nationalism in the Balkans, imperial modernization from Istanbul, and European colonialism in the Middle East. Christine Philliou shines a new light on imperial crisis and change in the 1820s and 1830s by unearthing the life of one man.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/697174387
Primary URL Description: Worldcat citation
Access Model: citation only
Publisher: University of California Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780520266353

Constructing National Identity in Ottoman Macedonia (Book Section)
Title: Constructing National Identity in Ottoman Macedonia
Author: Ipek Yosmaoglu
Editor: William Zartman
Abstract: Dr. Yosmaoglu discusses the Berlin Congress of 1895 through the Dayton Accord, 1993, and the maps that followed on them, when international understanding gave legitimacy to dubious boundaries. These pacts reveal the power of foreign constructs to frieze a fluid social context in to an identity. Her article charts the way in which the social reality of a Macedonia partitioned among nation-states was created out of a virtual reality of ethnographic maps printed in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/646836920
Primary URL Description: Worldcat citation
Secondary URL: http://muse.jhu.edu/books/9780820336145
Secondary URL Description: full text
Access Model: pay wall
Publisher: University of Georgia
Book Title: Understanding Life in the Borderlands: Boundaries in Depth and in Motion
ISBN: 978-0-8203-338

Writing the Future in Early Turkish Republican Literature (Book Section)
Title: Writing the Future in Early Turkish Republican Literature
Author: Azade Seyhan
Editor: Elizabeth Ozdalga
Editor: Daniella Kuzmanovic
Abstract: Like European writers in countries devastated by World War II, early Turkish republican writers took up the pen amidst the ruins of the occupied Ottoman Empire to fortify the will and courage of the nationalist forces gearing up to push back the enemy. Holding day jobs as teachers, journalists, and civil servants, these writers saw education and educational reform as the only panacea for the new Turkish republic at the time of its birth and with the onset of growing pains. The not unjustified anti-nationalist rhetoric of contemporary Turkish celebrity novelists, such as Orhan Pamuk and Elif Safak, has led to a certain neglect of the work of early republican writers, who were the intellectual architects of the young nation. While their work has lost its former resonance in critical discourse on modern Turkish literature and literary history, viewed in historical context and in terms of literary appeal and social insight this oeuvre has proven to be both prescient and rigorously discerning of the trials of Turkish modernity.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137477576
Primary URL Description: Volume web page.
Access Model: print
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Book Title: Novel and Nation in the Muslim World
ISBN: 978-1-349-5678

Containing Sultanic Authority: Constitutionalism in the Ottoman Empire before Modernity (Article)
Title: Containing Sultanic Authority: Constitutionalism in the Ottoman Empire before Modernity
Author: Huseyin Yilmaz
Abstract: The Ottoman experience in constitutionalism, contrary to the usual perspective, did not start in the nineteenth century as a result of westernization but was a process that produced genuine political concepts, legal documents, government structures, and political acts of constitutional import throughout Ottoman history. Thanks to the constitutionalist developments of previous centuries, nineteenth century constitutional reforms in the Ottoman Empire owed as much to the Empire’s own experience as to the influence of modern Europe. The reception of European constitutional ideas among the Ottoman intelligentsia, the statesmen and the ulema, without notable resistance, stemmed from the affinity of such ideas with the constitutionalist elements that were already present in the Ottoman political experience.5 Constitutional modernization in the Ottoman Empire, heralded by the decree of Tanzimat in 1839, was thus as much a sequel to Ottoman constitutionalism as a recreation of contemporary Western ideas and structures.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://english.isam.org.tr/index.cfm?fuseaction=objects2.detail_content&cid=1060&cat_id=32
Primary URL Description: Journal volume webpage.
Access Model: open source
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of Ottoman Studies
Publisher: Turkish Religious Foundation, Center for Islamic Studies

Cossack Ukraine In and Out of Ottoman Orbit, 1648-1681 (Book Section)
Title: Cossack Ukraine In and Out of Ottoman Orbit, 1648-1681
Author: Victor Ostapchuk
Editor: Gabor Karman
Editor: Lovro Kuncevic
Abstract: In the second half of the seventeenth century a great upheaval occurred in the Ukrainian territories of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth that led to the unraveling and eventual transformation of the international order in Eastern Europe. For more than a generation the revolt against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and ensuing conflicts drew in most near and distant neighbors - in particular the Ottoman Empire, the Crimean Khanate, Moldavia, Transylvania, among others. This whirlwind of events eventually brought the Ottoman Empire and Muscovy into their first major military conflict. By the late 1660s the Ottomans felt compelled to engage in an active policy, leading to struggle and negotiation for control of the steppe region north of the Black Sea. This essay provides an interpretation and better understanding of the Ukrainian-Ottoman encounter during this turbulent and pivotal period, using key primary sources as well as essential secondary literature.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.brill.com/european-tributary-states-ottoman-empire-sixteenth-and-seventeenth-centuries
Primary URL Description: Volume webpage.
Access Model: print and online
Publisher: Brill
Book Title: The European Tributary States of the Ottoman Empire in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
ISBN: 9789004246065

The Balat District of Istanbul: Multiethnicity on the Golden Horn (Book Section)
Title: The Balat District of Istanbul: Multiethnicity on the Golden Horn
Author: Karen Leal
Editor: Susan Gilson Miller
Editor: Mauro Bertagnin
Abstract: Historian Karen Leal re-charts the multiethnicity of Istanbul’s Balat district, with its layered Byzantine Greek and Jewish identity. She carefully integrates court records and travelers’ accounts with architectural analysis, observations, and interviews with former residents. In so doing, she challenges the institutional nature and essentializing impact of the Ottoman millet system on daily urban life by evoking “the fluidity of the social makeup of the district and the continual ongoing transformations among the various communities that characterized life in Balat prior to the nineteenth century.”
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9781934510063
Primary URL Description: Volume webpage.
Access Model: print
Publisher: Aga Khan Program, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Book Title: The Architecture and Memory of the Minority Quarter in the Muslim Mediterranean City
ISBN: 9781934510063

The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis (Web Resources)
Title: The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis
Author: Nicholas Cahill
Abstract: Located in western Anatolia on a major route connecting the Aegean with inland Turkey and built on a naturally defensible citadel by the banks of a river with golden sands, Sardis was blessed with many natural advantages. The city became the capital of the Lydian empire in the seventh and sixth centuries BC, when a dynasty of kings from Gyges to Croesus conquered western Anatolia, invented the world’s first coins, and concluded treaties with the great civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece. Under the Achaemenid Persians (547 - 334 BC), Sardis was the capital of a major satrapy (province) of Asia Minor, and the mustering-point for the invasions of Greece under the Great Kings Darius and Xerxes. The newly developed website provides much information on the site in English and Turkish and offers full electronic access to publications and finds.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.sardisexpedition.org/en
Primary URL Description: Website front page.

Recent Work at Sardis: Excavations and Speculations (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Recent Work at Sardis: Excavations and Speculations
Abstract: An update on current excavations at the site of Sardis, as part of the ARIT Ankara Center's lecture series "American Archaeology in Turkey," cosponsored with the Turkish American Association in Ankara
Author: Nicholas Cahill
Date: 4/19/2006
Location: Turkish American Association, Ankara

Old Problems and New Prospects at Sardis (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Old Problems and New Prospects at Sardis
Abstract: Update on current excavations and research at the site of Sardis, as part of the annual ARIT Ankara lecture series on archaeology in Turkey, in this year focused on "Art and Archaeology in Turkey." Cosponsored with the Turkish American Association, Ankara
Author: Nicholas Cahill
Date: 4/1/2010
Location: Turkish American Association, Ankara

Imperial Identities: Maps, Geography, and the Idea of "Ottoman-ness" in the Sixteenth Century (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Imperial Identities: Maps, Geography, and the Idea of "Ottoman-ness" in the Sixteenth Century
Abstract: A discussion of mapping in the Ottoman era presented at the ARIT Istanbul center.
Author: Giancarlo Casale
Date: 06/08/2009
Location: ARIT Istanbul Center

Anatolia and the Crusades (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Anatolia and the Crusades
Abstract: Lecture on medieval Turkey, as part of the ARIT Ankara lecture series in archaeology, entitled "The Medieval World in Turkey"
Author: Scott Redford
Date: 03/13/2005
Location: ARIT Ankara Center

Signs and Symbols of Power in Medieval Byzantium and its Neighbors (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Signs and Symbols of Power in Medieval Byzantium and its Neighbors
Author: Scott Redford
Abstract: A discussion of imagery and inscriptions in medieval Anatolia. This lecture was part of a conference entitled "Visions of Byzantium" that was cosponsored with the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and the Suna and Inan Kirac Foundation.
Date: 06/12/2012
Primary URL: http://en.iae.org.tr/Repo/StaticContent/Attachments/2012_BizansSempozyum.pdf
Primary URL Description: link to conference schedule
Conference Name: Visions of Byzantium

From Exorcism to Historicism: The Legacy of Empire and the Pains of Nation-Making in the Balkans (Book Section)
Title: From Exorcism to Historicism: The Legacy of Empire and the Pains of Nation-Making in the Balkans
Author: Ipek Yosmaoglu
Editor: Yana Hashamova
Editor: Theodora Dragostinova
Abstract: Dr. Yosmaoglu challenges the elite-centered explanation of how the Balkans transitioned from empire to nation-states. Instead, she shows how local politics informed the larger political struggle for legitimacy in the Ottoman Empire. Focusing on Ottoman Macedonia, she offers a novel interpretation of national ideology and practice in the Balkans during the last years of Ottoman rule. She argues that nationalism, a modern political ideology embraced by the Balkan bourgeoisie in its secular form, had to be recast in a new, religious language that was more accessible to the non-national peasants in order to find the mass support it needed to prevail as the principle of political legitimacy. She also explains how political violence became the ultimate catalyst in this process that welded free-floating allegiances into hard and immutable boundaries. She introduces a new paradigm of analysis that demonstrates how it was not nationalism that led to conflict in the diversely populated Macedonian lands, but in fact elite-generated violence triggered nationalism as conflict forced people to ambivalently take sides.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://ceupress.com/books/html/Beyond_Mosque_church_State.htm
Primary URL Description: Publisher's page
Access Model: hardback book
Publisher: Central European University Press
Book Title: Beyond Mosque, Church, and State: Alternative Narratives of the Nation in the Balkans
ISBN: 97896338613


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