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 tensions between the Habsburgs and …

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 the past in terms of …

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