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Mediterranean Encounters : Trade and Pluralism in Early Modern Galata / Fariba Zarinebaf.

Author/Creator:
Zarinebaf, Fariba, author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (424 pages)
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Mediterranean Encounters traces the layered history of Galata-a Mediterranean and Black Sea port-to the Ottoman conquest, and its transformation into a hub of European trade and diplomacy as well as a pluralist society of the early modern period. Framing the history of Ottoman-European encounters within the institution of ahdnames (commercial and diplomatic treaties), this thoughtful book offers a critical perspective on the existing scholarship. For too long, the Ottoman empire has been defined as an absolutist military power driven by religious conviction, culturally and politically apart from the rest of Europe, and devoid of a commercial policy. By taking a close look at Galata, Fariba Zarinebaf provides a different approach based on a history of commerce, coexistence, competition, and collaboration through the lens of Ottoman legal records, diplomatic correspondence, and petitions. She shows that this port was just as cosmopolitan and pluralist as any large European port and argues that the Ottoman world was not peripheral to European modernity but very much part of it.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Note on Transliteration and Translation
Introduction
Part One: The Urban Setting
1. A Layered History: From a Genoese Colony to an Ottoman Port
2. The Rise of Pera: From Necropolis to Diplomatic and Commercial Hub
Part Two: The Legal and Diplomatic Setting
3. Ottoman Ahdnames: Their Origins and Development in the Early Modern Period
4. War, Diplomacy, and Trade in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Part Three: Commercial and Cultural Encounters
5. Feeding Istanbul: Th e Merchants of Galata and the Provisioning Trade
6. Between Galata and Marseille: From Silks and Spices to Colonial Sugar and Coffee
7. Sexual and Cultural Encounters in Public and Private Spaces
Epilogue: The Unraveling of the French Revolution in Pera
Appendix: Archival Documents in English Translation
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Dez 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780520964310
OCLC:
1041915493
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520964310 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.