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Title The history of the maritime wars of the Turks / by Kâtip Çelebi ; expanded, edited, and annotated by Svatopluk Soucek.
Author Kâtip Çelebi, 1609-1657.
Imprint Princeton, NJ : Markus Wiener Publishers, ©2012.
Description ix, 184 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Call # 359.48 K
Series Princeton series of Middle Eastern sources in translation
Princeton series of Middle Eastern sources in translation.
Note Translated from the Turkish.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The history of Arabia is inextricably tied to the history of Islam. The Prophet Muhammad came from Arabia, and the most important religious centers for Muslims are located in the Arab cities of Mecca and Medina. However, Arabs already had a history reaching back over one and a half millennia when Muhammad entered the stage. Since the ninth century B.C.E. they had been an integral force in determining the fate of the Middle East, establishing themselves as a major power in the seventh century C.E. and with the rise of the caliphate expanding the borders of the Arab world far beyond the Middle East into North Africa and Spain, and even into France. Since that time, Arab history has been intimately connected with European history. Medieval European arts and sciences would have been unthinkable without the brilliant culture of the Arab empire. Only in the modern era has this relationship been marked by a growing European hegemony, which continues to encumber relations between the West and the Arab world to the present day. In this volume, Heinz Halm offers a compact and comprehensible overview of the history and culture of the Arabs from the first references in the inscriptions of Assyrian kings to the most recent developments of contemporary Arab nations.
Contents Preface to the Expanded and Annotated Edition, by Svatopluk Soucek, p.1 -- General Description of Katip Çelebi's Tuhfet ül-Kibar, p.7 -- What is Included in This Edition, p.8 -- Spelling and Transliteration, p.8 -- Illustrations from the Princeton University Library Manuscript Copy of Tuhfet id-Kibar fi Esfar il-Bihar and from the 1329/1913 Printed Edition, p.11 -- The History of the Maritime Wars of the Turks, Part One, Chapters i to IV, p.29 -- Illustrations of Events, People, Places, and Ships Mentioned in the Text of Tuhfet id-Kibar fi Esfar il-Bihar, p.125 -- Supplementary Material, p.137 -- Summary of Part I, Chapters 5 through 9, of Kısm-ı Evvel, the First (Narrative) Part, p.139 -- Summary of Part II, Chapters 1 through 7, of Kısm-ı Sani, the Second (Topical) Part, p.143 -- The Battle of Djerba (1560): Katip Çelebi's Sources and His Account, p.157 -- Comments on the Excerpt "The Djerba Campaign" ("Sefer-i Cerbi') 157 "The Djerba Campaign" ("Sefer-i Cerbe'): Translated Excerpt from the Last Third of the Narrative, Part, p.162 -- The Feralı 169 Comments on the Feralı 169 Translation and Summary of Segments of the Ferah, p.170 -- NOTES, p.177 -- BIBLIOGRAPHY, p.183
Subject Turkey -- History, Naval.
Turkey -- History -- 1453-1683.
Turkey. (OCoLC)fst01208963
1453-1683
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Naval history. (OCoLC)fst01411632
Addl. Author Soucek, Svatopluk.
Addl. Title Tuhfetüʼl-kibâr fî esfâriʼl-bihâr. English
ISBN 9781558765474 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
1558765476 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9781558765481 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
1558765484 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

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