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The Resource Plague and empire in the early modern Mediterranean world : the Ottoman experience, 1347-1600, Nükhet Varlik

Plague and empire in the early modern Mediterranean world : the Ottoman experience, 1347-1600, Nükhet Varlik

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Plague and empire in the early modern Mediterranean world : the Ottoman experience, 1347-1600
Title
Plague and empire in the early modern Mediterranean world
Title remainder
the Ottoman experience, 1347-1600
Statement of responsibility
Nükhet Varlik
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first systematic scholarly study of the Ottoman experience of plague during the Black Death pandemic and the centuries that followed. Using a wealth of archival and narrative sources, including medical treatises, hagiographies, and travelers' accounts, as well as recent scientific research, Nükhet Varlik demonstrates how plague interacted with the environmental, social, and political structures of the Ottoman Empire from the late medieval through the early modern era. The book argues that the empire's growth transformed the epidemiological patterns of plague by bringing diverse ecological zones into interaction and by intensifying the mobilities of exchange among both human and non-human agents. Varlik maintains that persistent plagues elicited new forms of cultural imagination and expression, as well as a new body of knowledge about the disease. In turn, this new consciousness sharpened the Ottoman administrative response to the plague, while contributing to the makings of an early modern state"--
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Varlik, Nükhet
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Plague
  • Black Death
  • Plague
  • Plague
  • Plague
  • Imperialism
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
Label
Plague and empire in the early modern Mediterranean world : the Ottoman experience, 1347-1600, Nükhet Varlik
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-325) 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
Part I. Plague : History and Historiography -- 1. A natural history of plague -- 2. Plague in Ottomanist and non-Ottomanist historiography -- 3. The Black Death and its aftermath (1347-1453) -- Part II. Plague of Empire -- 4. The first phase (1453-1517) : plague comes from the West -- 5. The second phase (1517-70) : multiple plague trajectories -- 6. The third phase (1570-1600) : Istanbul as plague hub -- Part III. Empire of Plague -- 7. Plague transformed : changing perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes -- 8. The state of the plague : politics of bodies in the making of the Ottoman state -- Epilogue
Control code
FIEb17745925
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 336 pages
Isbn
9781107013384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904801161
Label
Plague and empire in the early modern Mediterranean world : the Ottoman experience, 1347-1600, Nükhet Varlik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-325) 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
Part I. Plague : History and Historiography -- 1. A natural history of plague -- 2. Plague in Ottomanist and non-Ottomanist historiography -- 3. The Black Death and its aftermath (1347-1453) -- Part II. Plague of Empire -- 4. The first phase (1453-1517) : plague comes from the West -- 5. The second phase (1517-70) : multiple plague trajectories -- 6. The third phase (1570-1600) : Istanbul as plague hub -- Part III. Empire of Plague -- 7. Plague transformed : changing perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes -- 8. The state of the plague : politics of bodies in the making of the Ottoman state -- Epilogue
Control code
FIEb17745925
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 336 pages
Isbn
9781107013384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904801161

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