Tag: Ottoman literature

Perceiving and Narrating the United States in an Ottoman Magazine

(A small reminder: I wrote this paper for “HIST 310: History of the Americas” Class at Boğaziçi University, given by Joseph Yackley. Enjoy reading!)   Introduction   The end of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th century witnessed prominent developments around the world in terms of socio-economic, cultural, political, and military […]

The Multiple Functions of Gift-Giving in the Ottoman World at the time of Suleiman the Magnificent

The Respect for An Ambassador who portrayed ‘Turkish’ Ways of Life: Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq’s “the Turkish Letters” is a substantial document that presents important insights through the sixteenth century of the Ottoman world. Ferdinand I, the Habsburg Emperor, appoints Busbecq as the ambassador in Istanbul for some eight years to solve […]

Tracing the meanings of the first Ottoman history: Ahmedi’s “Tevarîh-i Mulûk-i Âl-i ‘Osman”

I wrote this assignment for HIST 222 (Ottoman History: 1300-1600) but I changed its order a bit to understand what the article aims for. Enjoy reading! It is apparent that several authors have attempted to write Ottoman history for centuries. In this sense, particularly, primary sources are quite crucial to understanding any narrated age in […]