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The Frontiers of the Ottoman World$
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A.C.S. Peacock

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264423

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.001.0001

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Introduction: The Ottoman Empire and its Frontiers

Introduction: The Ottoman Empire and its Frontiers

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(p.xxiv) (p.1) 1 Introduction: The Ottoman Empire and its Frontiers
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The Frontiers of the Ottoman World
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A. C. S. PEACOCK

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.003.0001

Stretching across Europe, Asia and Africa for half a millennium bridging the end of the Middle Ages and the early twentieth century, the Ottoman Empire was one of the major forces that forged the modern world. The chapters in this book focus on four key themes: frontier fortifications, the administration of the frontier, frontier society and relations between rulers and ruled, and the economy of the frontier. Through snapshots of aspects of Ottoman frontier policies in such diverse times and places as fifteenth-century Anatolia, seventeenth-century Hungary, nineteenth-century Iraq or twentieth-century Jordan, the book provides a richer picture than hitherto available of how this complex empire coped with the challenge of administering and defending disparate territories in an age of comparatively primitive communications. By way of introduction, this chapter seeks to provide an overview of these four themes in the history of Ottoman frontiers.

Keywords:   Ottoman Empire, frontier fortifications, frontier society, Middle Ages, Ottoman frontiers, Hungary, Anatolia

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