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The Resource Caliphate redefined : the mystical turn in Ottoman political thought, Hüseyin Yılmaz

Caliphate redefined : the mystical turn in Ottoman political thought, Hüseyin Yılmaz

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Caliphate redefined : the mystical turn in Ottoman political thought
Title
Caliphate redefined
Title remainder
the mystical turn in Ottoman political thought
Statement of responsibility
Hüseyin Yılmaz
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Language
eng
Summary
"The medieval theory of the caliphate, epitomized by the Abbasids (750-1258), was the construct of jurists who conceived it as a contractual leadership of the Muslim community in succession to the Prophet Muhammed's political authority. In this book, Hüseyin Yilmaz traces how a new conception of the caliphate emerged under the Ottomans, who redefined the caliph as at once a ruler, a spiritual guide, and a lawmaker corresponding to the prophet's three natures.Challenging conventional narratives that portray the Ottoman caliphate as a fading relic of medieval Islamic law, Yilmaz offers a novel interpretation of authority, sovereignty, and imperial ideology by examining how Ottoman political discourse led to the mystification of Muslim political ideals and redefined the caliphate. He illuminates how Ottoman Sufis reimagined the caliphate as a manifestation and extension of cosmic divine governance. The Ottoman Empire arose in Western Anatolia and the Balkans, where charismatic Sufi leaders were perceived to be God's deputies on earth. Yilmaz traces how Ottoman rulers, in alliance with an increasingly powerful Sufi establishment, continuously refashioned and legitimated their rule through mystical imageries of authority, and how the caliphate itself reemerged as a moral paradigm that shaped early modern Muslim empires.A masterful work of scholarship, Caliphate Redefined is the first comprehensive study of premodern Ottoman political thought to offer an extensive analysis of a wealth of previously unstudied texts in Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Turkish."--
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Yılmaz, Hüseyin,
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Caliphate
  • Religion and politics
  • Sufism
  • Islam and politics
  • Turkey
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Caliphate redefined : the mystical turn in Ottoman political thought, Hüseyin Yılmaz
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-356) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Discourse on Rulership
  • The Caliphate Mystified
  • The Sultan and the Sultanate
  • The Caliph and the Caliphate
  • The Myth of the Ottoman Caliphate
  • Conclusion
Control code
ocn983931640
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 370 pages
Isbn
9780691174808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)983931640
Label
Caliphate redefined : the mystical turn in Ottoman political thought, Hüseyin Yılmaz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Discourse on Rulership
  • The Caliphate Mystified
  • The Sultan and the Sultanate
  • The Caliph and the Caliphate
  • The Myth of the Ottoman Caliphate
  • Conclusion
Control code
ocn983931640
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 370 pages
Isbn
9780691174808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)983931640

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