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Seller: ancientgifts (4,186) 99.3%, Location: Ferndale, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381732250703 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! An Ottoman Tragedy: History and Historiography at Play by Gabriel Piterberg. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover with dustjacket. Publisher: University of California (2003). Pages: 271. Size: 9¼ x 6¼ inches; 1¼ pounds.. In the space of six years early in the seventeenth century, the Ottoman Empire underwent such turmoil and trauma—the assassination of the young ruler Osman II, the re-enthronement and subsequent abdication of his mad uncle Mustafa I, for a start—that a scholar pronounced the period's three-day-long dramatic climax "an Ottoman Tragedy." Under Gabriel Piterberg's deft analysis, this period of crisis becomes a historical laboratory for the history of the Ottoman Empire in the seventeenth century—an opportunity to observe the dialectical play between history as an occurrence and experience and history as a recounting of that experience. Piterberg reconstructs the Ottoman narration of this fraught period from the foundational text, produced in the early 1620s, to the composition of the state narrative at the end of the seventeenth century. His work brings theories of historiography into dialogue with the actual interpretation of Ottoman historical texts, and forces a rethinking of both Ottoman historiography and the Ottoman state in the seventeenth century. Ultimately Piterberg argues that the historiographical discourse was inextricably intertwined with history – the actual development – of the Ottoman State in the seventeenth century. A provocative reinterpretation of a major event in Ottoman history, this work reconceives the relation between historiography and history – with relevance well beyond the period in question. CONDITION: NEW. New hardcover. University of California (2003) 271 pages. Unblemished, unmarked, pristine in every respect. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! Selling rare and out-of-print ancient history books on-line since 1997. We accept returns for any reason within 14 days! #8428a. PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Table of Contents. Acknowledgments. A Note on Transliteration. Introduction: The Content and Form of This Study. PART I: FOUNDATIONS. 1. The Plot. 2. The Formation and Study of Ottoman Historiography. 3. An Interpretive Framework. PART II: HISTORIOGRAPHY. 4. Tubis Representation of the Haile-i Osmaniye: The Perspective of the Imperial Army. 5. The Formation of Alternative Narratives: Hasanbeyzade and Peçevi. 6. The Conception of the State Narrative. PART III: THE STATE. 7. The Early Modern Ottoman State: History and Theory. 8. The Ottoman State as a Discursively Contested Field. Epilogue: Poetics of Ottoman Historiography: Preliminary Notes. Glossary. Notes. Bibliography. Index. REVIEW: Gabriel Piterberg is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: In his new work, “An Ottoman Tragedy: History and Historiography at Play”, Piterberg reconstructs the Ottoman narration of a period of crisis in the seventeenth century, observing the dialectical play between history as occurrence and experience and history as a recounting of that experience. He brings theories of historiography into dialogue with interpretations of Ottoman historical texts in order to reconceive the relation between historiography and history. [UCLA]. REVIEW: An Ottoman Tragedy is a provocative and innovative historiographical essay. This book represents a watershed in Ottoman historiography, as well as an exhaustive exposition of applicable methodologies. [Journal Of Interdisciplinary History]. REVIEW: The main problem is that the book is not long enough. Piterberg raises so many fascinating and complex issues in a scant two hundred pages that he can often only just begin to answer the question he raises. One is left wanting more. [Comitatus]. REVIEW: Combines a reinterpretation of the history of the Ottoman Empire in the 17th century with an analysis of the ways history is constructed by its participants. Exceptionally well-written and compelling view of a significant but relatively overlooked corner of Near East history. REVIEW: Piterberg's "An Ottoman Tragedy" is a provocative and innovative historiographical essay. Drawing on the methodologies of White and Foucault, as tempered by numerous other literary critics and historians, Piterberg uses the murder of the young Ottoman sultan Osman II ("Genç Osman," r. 1618-1622) by disgruntled Janissaries and palace functionaries (known collectively as kullar [singular kul], or "servants" of the sultan) as a window onto the seventeenth-century transformation of the Ottoman state, and onto the transformation of various oral and written accounts of the regicide into the "official" Ottoman narrative. After a lengthy methodological excursus, preceded by a summary of the events leading up to Osman II's murder and the enthronement of his mentally challenged uncle Mustafa I (r. 1622-1623), Piterberg devotes a series of chapters to unpacking the intertextuality among four contemporary or near-contemporary narrative accounts of the tragedy. He argues that the narrative of Hüseyin ibn Sefer, a.k.a. Tugi Çelebi, originated as a "speech act," to use Skinner's term, more specifically an oral address to a group of kullar.2 This account, once written down, was adopted with minimal modification by Hasanbeyzade Ahmed, whose own "History of the Ottoman Dynasty" (Istanbul, c. 1630) exists in at least three variants. The provincial chronicler Ibrahim Peçevi is the source of an alternative reading that reflects the vantage point of the provincial governors (ümera), who were alarmed by the increasing audacity of the kullar. In the latter half of the seventeenth century, notwithstanding, the "kul-centric" narrative was adopted by the polymath Kâtib Çelebi and, in turn, by Mustafa Naima, the first official Ottoman court historian. By this time, as Piterberg points out, the empire had suffered through the eight-year reign of a second mad sultan, whose initial inability to produce an heir, moreover, appeared to place the very continuation of the dynasty in jeopardy. The ascendancy of the Köprülü family of grand viziers sealed the victory of the kullar and, concomitantly, of the kul-centric narrative. Piterberg caps his study with a section devoted to the vexed question of the historiography of the Ottoman state. He advocates an approach that treats the state as a discursively produced reality (taking his cue from Timothy Mitchell's provocative, if flawed, Colonising Egypt [New York, 1988]), and a nuanced use of primary sources that avoids positivist treatment of them as mines of facts. Some of Piterberg's peers may be either flattered or nonplussed to find their names in the subtitles of this chapter as exponents of what he deems admirable or wrong-headed approaches. This daring book will almost inevitably draw its share of criticism. The four chronicles that the author scrutinizes do not comprise the totality of relevant seventeenth-century Ottoman narrative sources. Moreover, Tezcan has argued persuasively that Hasanbeyzade was unaware of Tugi's chronicle, a circumstance that suggests that there was more than one kul-centric narrative of the regicide.3 Among the pools of Ottoman personnel themselves, meanwhile, the dichotomy that Piterberg draws between palace servants and provincial administrators, elite slaves and mercenaries (sekban), and west and east, was not so neat or consistent as he implies. These quibbles, however, cannot obscure the fact that this book represents a watershed in Ottoman historiography, as well as an exhaustive exposition of applicable methodologies. [University of Ohio] READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Excellent! I found it to be a thoroughly fascinating study of a not very well known episode in history so presented as to help one reflect on the uses and biases of sources. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). 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