Mediterranean Encounters: Trade and Pluralism in Early Modern Galata (Paperback)
  • Mediterranean Encounters: Trade and Pluralism in Early Modern Galata (Paperback)
zoom

Mediterranean Encounters: Trade and Pluralism in Early Modern Galata (Paperback)

(author)
£33.00
Paperback 424 Pages / Published: 31/08/2018
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
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.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520289932
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm

You may also be interested in...

Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front
Added to basket
The Cut Out Girl
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Roller-Coaster
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
Travellers in the Third Reich
Added to basket
The Europeans
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
Nein!
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Quest for Queen Mary
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Chernobyl
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Shortest History of Europe
Added to basket
The Shortest History of Germany
Added to basket
The King Over the Water
Added to basket
1000 Years of Annoying the French
Added to basket
The Strange Death of Europe
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
SPQR
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Shadowplay: Behind the Lines and Under Fire
Added to basket
Chastise
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.