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A Short History of the Ottoman Empire

Renée Worringer



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University of Toronto Press
22 January 2021
In this beautifully illustrated overview, Renée Worringer provides a clear and comprehensive account of the longevity, pragmatism, and flexibility of the Ottoman Empire in governing over vast territories and diverse peoples. A Short History of the Ottoman Empire uses clear headings, themes, text boxes, primary source translations, and maps to assist students in understanding the Empire’s complex history.

Imprint:   University of Toronto Press
Country of Publication:   Canada
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 203mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   1.120kg
ISBN:   9781442600416
ISBN 10:   1442600411
Pages:   400
Publication Date:  
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Renée Worringer is an associate professor of Islamic and Middle East History in the Department of History at the University of Guelph.

Reviews for A Short History of the Ottoman Empire

"""A Short History of the Ottoman Empire is a most welcome textbook. With analytical clarity and great didactic skill, Worringer critically helps students integrate Ottoman history into the context of early modern and modern global history. Supported by visual material, original sources, and critical historiographical discussions, this book helps students not just to learn, but to study Ottoman history.""--Gottfried Hagen, Department of Middle East Studies, University of Michigan ""Worringer has produced a substantial introduction to one of history's major empires. The book is notable for its scope, detail, and discussion of a variety of historical perspectives. Worringer has succeeded remarkably in producing a volume that is both accessible and expert.""--A. Holly Shissler, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago ""A Short History of the Ottoman Empire is a rare thing: a textbook that acquaints students with the broad outlines of the Empire's history while offering insightful commentary that engages with recent scholarship. Alive to the rich panoply of human - and non-human - experience of the Ottoman lands, this vividly illustrated book is a versatile and thoughtful guide to the Ottoman centuries.""--Benjamin C. Fortna, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Arizona ""Worringer succeeds at a very difficult task: condensing six hundred years of Ottoman history into a single, manageable book. Not only does this textbook give a clear, eloquent narrative of the history of the Ottomans, it also engages with the major historiographic debates in the field. This book is a superb choice for any survey course in Ottoman history.""--Mark L. Stein, Department of History, Muhlenberg College"

  • Winner of 2022 Outstanding Acedemic Title awarded by Choice 2022 (United States)

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