The Making of Selim : Succession, Legitimacy, and Memory in the Early Modern Ottoman World, Paperback / softback Book

The Making of Selim : Succession, Legitimacy, and Memory in the Early Modern Ottoman World Paperback / softback

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 442 pages, 2 maps
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
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  • Category: Historiography
  • ISBN: 9780253024282

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