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Download The View from Istanbul: Ottoman Lebanon and the Druze by Abdul Rahim Abu Husayn PDF

By Abdul Rahim Abu Husayn

The heritage of Ottoman Lebanon within the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries has, in the past, got in simple terms the main constrained cognizance. What paintings has been performed has been dependent upon restricted neighborhood and ecu literature. because the first paintings to make certain reports and wide use of Ottoman chancery files, The View From Istanbul serves to fill many gaps within the historic list. How did the Ottomans run their empire? How did they view Lebanon? What have been their top matters within the area? every one part is prefaced via a brief creation that areas the records in historic context and analyzes their content material and scope.Published by way of I.B.Tauris in organization with the Centre of Lebanese reviews

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Download A Social History of Byzantium by John Haldon PDF

By John Haldon

With unique essays by way of major students, this e-book explores the social heritage of the medieval japanese Roman Empire and provides illuminating new insights into our wisdom of Byzantine society.Provides interconnected essays of unique scholarship with regards to the social heritage of the Byzantine empireOffers groundbreaking theoretical and empirical examine within the learn of Byzantine societyIncludes priceless glossaries of sociological/theoretical phrases and Byzantine/medieval phrases

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Download Chicken and Other Poultry by James Peterson PDF

By James Peterson

Celebrated chef, instructor, and cookbook writer James Peterson provides greater than thirty recipes for poultry, turkey, duck, squab, and quail from Cooking, his vintage advisor for domestic chefs. that includes scrumptious and approachable recipes for all demeanour of chicken and birds, akin to Moroccan fowl Tagine, Provençal bird, vintage Roast Turkey, Duck Confit, and extra, Peterson teaches the finer issues of cooking to provide regularly first-class effects. He additionally contains an array of precious step by step photos that will help you grasp the strategies and construct self belief within the kitchen.

In addition to the glorious and various recipes, Peterson presents a real kitchen schooling, with sections at the ten simple cooking tools, options all chefs should still recognize, cooking phrases, and suggested constituents and kitchen instruments. This ebook particular is an enriching addition to anyone’s electronic library, and chefs either new and skilled will have fun with Peterson’s secure, unfussy sort that encourages them to profit, preserve it uncomplicated, and feature enjoyable within the kitchen.

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Download Christianity Under Islam in Jerusalem: The Question of the by Oded Peri PDF

By Oded Peri

An incredible factor in 19th-century global politics, the query of Christianity's holiest shrines in Jerusalem is roofed by means of a wide physique of literature. so much of this scholarship, in spite of the fact that, concentrates at the interval while the query of the Holy websites has already developed from a household Ottoman challenge into an all-European factor. less is understood approximately this challenge in previous occasions, whilst the Ottoman Empire was once nonetheless a dominant energy capable of suggest options freed from overseas interference and outdoors pressures. in keeping with legitimate Ottoman documents present in the registers of the kadi's courtroom in Jerusalem in addition to the leading Ministry's data in Istanbul, this examine deals an intensive remedy of Ottoman coverage with recognize to the Holy websites in the course of the first centuries of Ottoman rule in Jerusalem. It makes a speciality of 3 significant concerns: (a) The criminal prestige of the Holy websites less than Ottoman rule; (b) The Ottoman nation and the inter-church fight over the Holy websites; (c) The Holy websites as a resource of source of revenue to the Ottoman country. The dialogue of those concerns sheds new gentle on probably the most vague and arguable chapters within the heritage of Christianity less than Islam in Jerusalem.

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Download The Concubine, the Princess, and the Teacher: Voices from by Douglas Scott Brookes PDF

By Douglas Scott Brookes

Within the Western mind's eye, the center jap harem was once a spot of intercourse, debauchery, slavery, miscegenation, energy, riches, and sheer abandon. yet for the ladies and youngsters who truly inhabited this realm of the imperial palace, the truth was once tremendously assorted. during this number of translated memoirs, 3 girls who lived within the Ottoman imperial harem in Istanbul among 1876 and 1924 provide a desirable glimpse "behind the veil" into the lives of Muslim palace girls of the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries. The memoirists are Filizten, concubine to Sultan Murad V; Princess Ayse, daughter of Sultan Abdulhamid II; and Safiye, a schoolteacher who urged the grandchildren and harem women of Sultan Mehmed V. Their memories of the Ottoman harem display the inflexible protocol and hierarchy that ruled the lives of the imperial relations and concubines, in addition to the masses of slave girls and black eunuchs in carrier to them. The memoirists convey that, faraway from being a spot of debauchery, the harem was once a kinfolk domestic within which well mannered and subtle habit prevailed. Douglas Brookes explains the social constitution of the nineteenth-century Ottoman palace harem in his advent. those 3 memoirs, written throughout a part century and by means of ladies of differing social periods, provide a fuller and richer portrait of the Ottoman imperial harem than has ever ahead of been on hand in English.

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Download Life on the Golden Horn (Penguin Great Journeys) by Mary Wortley Montagu PDF

By Mary Wortley Montagu

Traveling throughout the wartorn Balkans along with her husband on what proved to be a totally lifeless diplomatic undertaking to Constantinople, Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) left a vibrant, informative, smart account of her adventures within the mysterious, refined tradition of Ottoman palaces, bathing areas and courts which - while her husband's profession used to be falling aside - she couldn't have loved more.

Great trips permits readers to go back and forth either round the planet and again throughout the centuries – but in addition again into rules and worlds scary, ruthless and vicious in numerous methods from our personal. Few interpreting reports can start to fit that of attractive with writers who observed mind-blowing issues: nice civilisations, partitions of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and plant life new to technological know-how. examining those books is to determine the realm afresh, to rediscover a time whilst many cultures have been particularly unusual to one another, the place legends and tales have been handled as evidence and during which a lot was once nonetheless to be came across.

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Download Life's Good, Brother by Hikmet Nazim PDF

By Hikmet Nazim

A latest overseas vintage, released in English for the 1st time.

This ultimate ebook written by way of the good Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet checks the borders among fiction and memoir. Set in 1925, in Izmir, Turkey, its protagonist-narrator, Ahmet, a Communist celebration member who stocks many biographical information with Hikmet himself, is hiding out in a stone cottage. he's being pursued by way of the key police as he attempts to establish an underground printing press. utilizing a cinematic method, Hikmet experiments with the fluidity of time and reminiscence, flashing again to his/Ahmet’s previous years in Turkey and Russia and ahead to the years and stories to return. He creates pictures of his/Ahmet’s existence from a number of angles: as a college pupil in Moscow in his early twenties, infatuated with a Russian woman and stuck up within the euphoria of progressive Communism; as a self-styled progressive in Turkey, spending years out and in of prisons; and as a sixty-year-old exile in a truly diverse Moscow, taking inventory of a existence devoted to utopian beliefs. Life’s stable, Brother captures daily exigencies in addition to the passionate undercurrents of Hikmet’s tumultuous lifestyles.

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