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The Origins of the Ottoman Empire
The Origins of the Ottoman Empire
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Gary Leiser - Editor/translator
M. Fuad Koprulu - Author
SUNY series in the Social and Economic History of the Middle East
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Hardcover - 155 pages
Release Date: January 1992
ISBN10: 0-7914-0819-1
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0819-3

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Paperback - 155 pages
Release Date: December 1991
ISBN10: 0-7914-0820-5
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0820-9

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Gives the first broad comprehensive account—political, religious, social, and economic—of the Turkish history of Anatolia in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and outlines the major factors that led to the rise of the Ottomans.

"The translation of Koprulu's seminal work into English is long overdue and sorely needed in the classroom. It is, therefore, a pleasure to see it translated most competently. Leiser's prose is smooth and limpid, which is an improvement over the author's often convoluted (though never opaque) narrative. The addition of a bibliography and the recasting of the footnotes is laudable.

"It deals with a most significant historical issue in an original, comprehensive and incisive manner. Especially impressive is the depth that the author brings to his subject as (among other things) an Islamicist, a dimension that is normally missing from scholars of Ottoman history." -- Ahmet T. Karamustafa, Washington University

In The Origins of the Ottoman Empire, Koprulu criticized as unscientific the prevailing Western explanations of the origins of the Ottoman Empire. Leiser's translation from the Turkish reveals Koprulu's modern historiographic method, and his unique contribution in describing the nature of the relevant Muslim sources. Using these and other references, Koprulu gave the first broad comprehensive account -- political, religious, social, and economic -- of the Turkish history of Anatolia in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and outlined the major factors that led to the rise of the Ottomans.

Gary Leiser is a Middle East Historian, Headquarters, Twenty-Second Air Force at Travis Air Force Base. He has also translated and edited A History of the Seljuks: Ibrahim Kafesoglu's Interpretation and the Resulting Controversy.


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Table of Contents

Abbreviations

Preface

Preface to the French Edition

Introduction to the Turkish Edition

1. The Question of the Founding of the Ottoman Empire and How it Should be Studied

A. Gibbons' Theory: Summary and Criticism
B. The Conditions Necessary to Study the Problem in a Logical Manner

2. A Review of the Political and Social History of Anatolia in the Thirteenth Century and the First Half of the Fourteenth Century

A. Major Political Events
B. Ethnic Factors
C. A Brief Outline of the Social and Economic History
D. Intellectual Life

3. Life Along the Border and the Founding of the Ottoman Empire

A. The Tribe of Osman
B. Life on the Marches
C. The Early History of the Ottoman State

Notes

Glossary

Bibliography

Index



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