The Ottoman Empire and the World Around It

TitleThe Ottoman Empire and the World Around It
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsFaroqhi S
Series TitleLibrary of Ottoman Studies
Series Volume7
Number of Pages304
Publisher I.B.Tauris
CityLondon
ISBN Number978-1845111229
KeywordsEdirne, history, Ottoman
Abstract

In Islamic law the world was made up of the House of Islam and the House of War with the Ottoman Sultan--the perceived successor to the Caliphs--supreme ruler of the Islamic world. However, Suraiya Faroqhi demonstrates that there was no iron curtain between the Ottoman and other worlds but rather a long-established network of diplomatic, financial, cultural and religious connections. These extended to the empires of Asia and the modern states of Europe. Faroqhi's book is based on a huge study of original and early modern sources, including diplomatic records, travel and geographical writing, as well as personal accounts.