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The Resource Mapping the Ottomans : sovereignty, territory, and identity in the early modern Mediterranean, Palmira Brummett

Mapping the Ottomans : sovereignty, territory, and identity in the early modern Mediterranean, Palmira Brummett

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Mapping the Ottomans : sovereignty, territory, and identity in the early modern Mediterranean
Title
Mapping the Ottomans
Title remainder
sovereignty, territory, and identity in the early modern Mediterranean
Statement of responsibility
Palmira Brummett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Simple paradigms of Muslim-Christian confrontation and the rise of Europe in the seventeenth century do not suffice to explain the ways in which European mapping envisioned the "Turks" in image and narrative. Rather, maps, travel accounts, compendia of knowledge, and other texts created a picture of the Ottoman Empire through a complex layering of history, ethnography, and eyewitness testimony, which juxtaposed current events to classical and biblical history; counted space in terms of peoples, routes, and fortresses; and used the land and seascapes of the map to assert ownership, declare victory, and embody imperial power's reach. Enriched throughout by examples of Ottoman self-mapping, this book examines how Ottomans and their empire were mapped in the narrative and visual imagination of early modern Europe's Christian kingdoms. The maps serve as centerpieces for discussions of early modern space, time, borders, stages of travel, information flows, invocations of authority, and cross-cultural relations. This book examines how the Ottomans and their empire were mapped in the narrative and visual imagination of the Christian kingdoms of early modern Europe. Simple paradigms of Muslim-Christian confrontation and the 'rise' of Europe in the seventeenth century do not suffice to explain the ways in which European mapping envisioned the "Turks" in image and narrative. Rather, maps, travel accounts, compendia of knowledge, and other texts created a picture of the Ottoman empire through a complex layering of history, ethnography, and eyewitness testimony which juxtaposed current events to classical and Biblical history; counted space in terms of peoples, routes, and fortresses; and used the land and seascapes of the map to assert ownership, declare victory, and embody the reach of imperial power. Maps here serve as centerpieces for a discussion of early modern space, time, borders, stages of travel, information flows, invocations of authority, and cross-cultural relations. The book is enriched throughout by examples of Ottoman self-mapping.--
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DLC
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1950-
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Brummett, Palmira Johnson
Dewey number
526.0956
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cartography
  • Cartography
  • Religion and geography
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Islam
  • Turkey
Label
Mapping the Ottomans : sovereignty, territory, and identity in the early modern Mediterranean, Palmira Brummett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-357) 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: mapping empire and 'Turks' on the map -- Reading and placing the "Turk" -- Borders : the edge of Europe, the ends of empire, and the redemption of Christendom -- Sovereign space : the fortress as marker of possession -- Heads and skins : mapping the fallen Turk -- From Venice and Vienna to Istanbul : the travel space between Christendom and Islam -- Authority, travel, and the map -- Afterword : mapping the fault lines of empire and nation
Control code
FIEb17726232
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvii, 365 pages, 15 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781107090774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)899229505
Label
Mapping the Ottomans : sovereignty, territory, and identity in the early modern Mediterranean, Palmira Brummett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-357) 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: mapping empire and 'Turks' on the map -- Reading and placing the "Turk" -- Borders : the edge of Europe, the ends of empire, and the redemption of Christendom -- Sovereign space : the fortress as marker of possession -- Heads and skins : mapping the fallen Turk -- From Venice and Vienna to Istanbul : the travel space between Christendom and Islam -- Authority, travel, and the map -- Afterword : mapping the fault lines of empire and nation
Control code
FIEb17726232
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvii, 365 pages, 15 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781107090774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)899229505

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