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Honored by the Glory of Islam

Honored by the Glory of Islam

Conversion and Conquest in Ottoman Europe

by Marc David Baer
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/09/2011
  $58.36
"Honored by the Glory of Islam is an important new source on the study of conversion. Much of this most informative book deals with the dual role of conversion and conquest in defining the controversial reign of Sultan Mehmed IV. Baer's innovative reading of Ottoman chronicles and his focus on the nuances of conversion within one own's religion makes this text an invaluable presentation of an exciting new area of research." --Ethel Wolper, Associate
Professor of History, University of New Hampshire "Marc Baer offers an innovative interpretation of religious conversion, especially conversion to Islam in the Ottoman age. Lacking enough
evidence to speculate on the motives of the converts, he instead focuses on the agency of those who initiated the conversion process - in this case no less than the sultan himself. Baer focuses on the career of Sultan Mehmed IV (r. 1648-87), and on the people who came into direct contact with his court. In this way he sheds important new light on a critical period in the Ottoman Empire's long history. Baer also convincingly revises the character of Mehmed IV as an inept ruler whose incompetence
led to the catastrophic siege of Vienna in 1683. This original study will be of great interest not only to Ottoman specialists, but to students of Islam and of religious conversion." --R.M.Eaton,
Professor of History, University of Arizona Winner of the Albert Hourani Book Award of the Middle East Studies Association of North America for the best book in Middle East Studies (2008) and short-listed for the Best First Book in the History of Religions by the American Academy of Religion (2009).
ISBN:
9780199797837
9780199797837
Category:
Islam
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-09-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
344
Dimensions (mm):
235x157x18mm
Weight:
0.51kg

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