The Making Of Selim

The Making Of Selim

Succession, Legitimacy, And Memory In The Early Modern Ottoman World

eBook - 2017
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The father of the legendary Ottoman sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, Selim I (The Grim) set the stage for centuries of Ottoman supremacy by doubling the size of the empire. Conquering Eastern Anatolia, Syria, and Egypt, Selim promoted a politicized Sunni Ottoman identity against the Shiite Safavids of Iran, thus shaping the early modern Middle East. Analyzing a wide array of sources in Ottoman-Turkish, Persian, and Arabic, H. Erdem Cipa offers a fascinating revisionist reading of Selim's rise to power and the subsequent reworking and mythologizing of his persona in 16th- and 17th-century Ottoman historiography. In death, Selim continued to serve the empire, becoming represented in ways that reinforced an idealized image of Muslim sovereignty in the early modern Eurasian world.
Publisher: [United States] : Indiana University Press : Made available through hoopla, 2017
ISBN: 9780253024350
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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