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Geographical knowledge and imperial culture in the early modern Ottoman Empire

Author: M Pinar Emiralioğlu
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2014.
Series: Transculturalisms, 1400-1700.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the reasons for a flurry of geographical works in the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century, this study analyzes how cartographers, travellers, astrologers, historians and naval captains promoted their vision of the world and the centrality of the Ottoman Empire in it. It proposes a new case study for the interconnections among empires in the period, demonstrating how the Ottoman Empire shared political,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M Pinar Emiralioğlu
ISBN: 9781472415332 1472415337
OCLC Number: 853113732
Description: xx, 184 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Eye of the world: textual and visual repertoires of the sixteenth century Ottoman Empire --
Negotiating space and the formation of imperial ideology in the sixteenth- century Ottoman Empire --
Selim I and the formation of Ottoman imperial ideology --
Selim's world: the Mediterranean and the Red Sea --
A renaissance of Ottoman geographical consciousness --
Süleyman the Magnificent and the Ottoman "grand project" --
Ibrahim Pasha and consolidation of the imperial enterprise --
Ottoman canonical geography --
A somber image and a sober policy --
Ottoman discovery of the new worlds --
Closure of the sixteenth century: the Ottoman imperial image challenged --
Boundaries of the Ottoman world and Ottoman geographical knowledge --
Mapping and describing Ottoman Constantinople --
Where is the new Rome? --
All roads lead to Constantinople: the new Rome in pre-Ottoman geographical traditions --
Mehmed the Conqueror: Constantinople as the center of the empire --
Ptolemy's Geographia and Mehmed's empire --
Bayezid II and Selim I: Constantinople in the age of discovery --
Constantinople in Ottoman canonical geography --
Charting the Mediterranean: the Ottoman grand strategy --
Ottoman-Spanish imperial conflict in the age of discovery --
The Spanish Habsburgs and official cartography --
Piri Reis and official cartography in the Ottoman empire --
Mediterranean cartography: charting the core of the world --
Projecting the frontiers of the known world --
India and the Indian Ocean: Ottoman peripheries to the east --
India and the Indian Ocean in sixteenth century Ottoman geographical knowledge --
The new world: Ottoman peripheries to the west --
Epilogue Ottoman geographical knowledge in the long eighteenth century.
Series Title: Transculturalisms, 1400-1700.
Responsibility: by Pinar Emiralioglu.

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