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The Frontiers of the Ottoman World
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The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

A.C.S. Peacock

Abstract

This is the first major comparative study of the frontiers of the Ottoman Empire, one of the crucial forces that shaped the modern world. The chapters combine archaeological and historical approaches to the further understanding of how this major empire approached the challenge of controlling frontiers as diverse and far-flung as Central and Eastern Europe, Anatolia, Iraq, Arabia and the Sudan. Ranging across the 15th to early 20th centuries, chapters cover frontier fortifications, administration, society and economy and shed light on the Ottomans' interaction with their neighbours, both Musli ... More

Keywords: Ottoman Empire, frontiers, Muslim, Christian, trade, Ottoman archaeology, Anatolia, Iraq, Arabia, Sudan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780197264423
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A.C.S. Peacock, editor
Assistant Director, British Institute at Ankara

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Part I Frontier Fortifications

Part II The Administration of the Frontier

Part III Frontier Society: Rulers, Ruled and Revolt

Part IV The Economy of the Frontier

24 Ottoman Suakin 1541–1865: Lost and Found

MICHAEL MALLINSON, LAURENCE SMITH, COLIN BREEN, WES FORSYTHE, and JACKE PHILLIPS

27 Afterword

CAROLINE FINKEL