European University Institute Library

From Anatolia to Aceh, Ottomans, Turks, and Southeast Asia, edited by A.C.S. Peacock and Annabel Teh Gallop

From Anatolia to Aceh, Ottomans, Turks, and Southeast Asia, edited by A.C.S. Peacock and Annabel Teh Gallop
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
From Anatolia to Aceh
Nature of contents
Oclc number
Responsibility statement
edited by A.C.S. Peacock and Annabel Teh Gallop
Series statement
Proceedings of the British Academy,, 200, 0068-1202
Sub title
Ottomans, Turks, and Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia has long been connected by trade, religion and political links to the wider world across the Indian Ocean, and especially to the Middle East through the faith of Islam. However, little attention has been paid to the ties between Muslim Southeast Asia - encompassing the modern nations of Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and the southern parts of Thailand and the Philippines - and the greatest Middle Eastern power, the Ottoman empire. The first direct political contact took place in the 16th century, when Ottoman records confirm that gunners and gunsmiths were sent to Aceh in Sumatra to help fight against the Portuguese domination of the pepper trade. In the intervening centuries, the main conduit for contact between was the annual Hajj pilgrimage, and many Malay pilgrims from Southeast Asia spent long periods of study in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, which were under Ottoman control from 1517 until the early 20th century. During the period of European colonial expansion in the 19th century, once again Malay states turned to Istanbul for help. It now appears that these demands for intervention from Southeast Asia may even have played an important role in the development of the Ottoman policy of Pan-Islamism, positioning the Ottoman emperor as Caliph and leader of Muslims worldwide and promoting Muslim solidarity. The papers in this volume represent the first attempt to bring together research on all aspects of the relationship between the Ottoman world and Southeast Asia - political, economic, religious and intellectual - much of it based on documents newly discovered in archives in Istanbul. --Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction: Islam, trade and politics across the Indian Ocean : imagination and reality / A.C.S. Peacock and Annabel Teh Gallop -- Rum and jawa : the vicissitudes of documenting a long-distance relationship / Anthony Reid -- From Istanbul with love : rumours, conspiracies and commercial competition in Aceh-Ottoman relations, 1550s to 1570s / Jorge Santos Alves -- The economic relationship between the Ottoman Empire and Southeast Asia in the seventeenth century / A.C.S. Peacock -- Hadhrami mediators of Ottoman influence in Southeast Asia / Jeyamalar Kathirithamby-Wells -- The Ottoman caliphate and Muslims of the Philippine Archipelago during the early modern era / Isaac Donoso -- The Ottomans and Southeast Asia prior to the Hamidian era : a critique of colonial perceptions of Ottoman-Southeast Asian interaction / İsmail Hakki Kadi -- Acehnese appeals for Ottoman protection in the late nineteenth century / İsmail Hakki Göksoy -- Middle Eastern states and the Philippines under early American rule, 1898-1919 / William G. Clarence-Smith -- "We hope to raise the Bendera Stamboul" : British forward movement and the caliphate on the Malay Peninsula / Amrita Malhi -- Indonesian readings of Turkish history, 1890s to 1940s / Chiara Formichi -- Representation of the Turkic-Turkish theme in traditional Malay literature, with special reference to the works of the fourteenth to mid-seventeenth centuries / Vladimir Braginsky -- New textual evidence for intellectual and religious connections between the Ottomans and Aceh / Oman Fathurahman -- The influence of Ottoman Qurʼans in Southeast Asia through the ages / Ali Akbar
Mapped to

Incoming Resources