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Missionary Life in Persia

Being glimpses at a quarter of a century of labors among the Nestorian Christians
By Justin Perkins; Introduction by John Pierre Ameer
ISBN: 978-1-4632-3921-3
An account by the American missionary, Justin Perkins, of his years living among the Christians of Persia, with a new Introduction by John Ameer, setting the activities and experiences of the American missionaries in Persia in their historical context.

Sayfo 1915

An Anthology of Essays on the Genocide of Assyrians/Arameans during the First World War
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0730-4
Drawing on the expertise of scholars from a variety of backgrounds, this anthology specifically seeks to shed light on this genocide from a multidisciplinary perspective and serve as a step for developing the future scholarship about the Sayfo.

Jelena Dimitrijević

Letters from Salonika
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0641-3
An English translation of the Letters from Salonika by Jelena Dimitrijević, accompanied by a substantial critical introduction and a commentary. The book comprises author’s impressions from Salonika in the summer of 1908, in the midst of the Young Turk Revolution. The narrative focuses on the question of the “unveiling” of Muslim women, but also vividly portrays the vanished cityscape of Ottoman Salonika and gives accounts of the city’s Turkish, Jewish, Mu’min, and Greek communities.

The Syrian Orthodox Christians in the Late Ottoman Period and Beyond

Crisis then Revival
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0575-1
The book addresses the history of Syrian Orthodoxy during a critical juncture of its history that spans the late Ottoman period and treads well beyond to witness remarkable revival, indeed renaissance. The work uniquely utilizes over 6000 uncatalogued and unpublished archival documents that were made available for it.

A Smyrneika Lexicon

The Language of Smyrna (Izmir, Turkey) Explained and Illustrated
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0251-4
A lexicon of Smyrneika, the Greek dialect that functioned as a lingua franca amongst the Levantine merchant communities of the Mediterranean. Rediscovering Turkey’s Ottoman past, including lost minority cultures… a study by three amateur lexicographers. The vocabulary is followed by a collection of proverbs and a series of dialogues illustrating the language and customs … “ Peter Mackridge

Travels to Jerusalem and Mount Athos

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0418-1
An account by Archpriest Petre Konchoshvili of his travels to Jerusalem and Mount Athos in 1899, dealing with the relations between the Georgians, Greeks and Russians in the Holy Land.

Revolt in Palestine in the Eighteenth Century

The Era of Shaykh Zahir al-‘Umar
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0002-2
In the turbulent atmosphere of the eighteenth century when the Ottoman Empire was enfeebled, local leaders far from Istanbul took matters into their own hands. At first, these leaders only regulated local trade and tax collection, but soon, leaders like Shaykh Zahir al-‘Umar — a district tax collector in Palestine— saw opportunities to amass great wealth and power while providing autonomous government and safer roads to their local followers. A gripping and fascinating read, Ahmad Joudah’s biography of Shaykh Zahir is crucial for scholars seeking to contextualize developments in modern Palestinian history within the politics of the late Ottoman Empire.

The Ottoman Süryânî from 1908 to 1914

ISBN: 978-1-60724-069-3
This work explores the misconceptions about the Ottoman Süryânî community of the pre-World War I era, using a critique of the present day historiography as the context for the discussion. The works of three early twentieth century journalists, provide the material for the study. The author contends that this group cannot be considered as Assyrian nationalists, the traditional argument, that they saw the future of the Süryânî people as best secured by the continuation of the Ottoman Empire, in which they sought a greater presence for their community.

L'Anatolie occidentale: Broussa et Castamouni

Series: La Turquie D'Asie 7
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0074-9
A detailed survey of the Ottoman Empire carried out by the French geographer Vital Cuinet in the late 19th century. This volume focuses on the vilayets of Broussa (Bursa) and Castamouni (Kastamonu).

Fifty Years in Constantinople and Recollections of Robert College

By George Washburn; Introduction by Devrim Umit
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0028-2
George Washburn’s memoir describes characters and events during his presidency of Robert College (1877–1903), the first American missionary college in the Ottoman Empire and the Near East, and the first American college founded outside the United States, as well as the rivalry between the declining Ottoman Empire and the rapidly growing United States.

Anthologie d’historie ottomane

Les deux premiers siècles (XIVe - XVe siècles)
ISBN: 978-1-61143-805-5
This anthology of excerpts from primary sources in Ottoman history is the first of its kind. It presents and comments a number of texts dating from the first two centuries of the Ottoman Empire.

The Last Man of the Ottoman Grandees

The Life and the Political Testament of Âli Paşa
ISBN: 978-1-61143-123-0
This book presents an English translation of Ali Paşa’s political testament with an introduction on the political events of his time.

The Ottoman Empire

Myths, Realities and ‘Black Holes’ (Contributions in Honor of Colin Imber)
ISBN: 978-1-61719-141-1
This volume in honour of Colin Imber (University of Manchester) contains essays by many leading Ottoman historians.

The Cretan Uprising 1866-1869

Part 2, September 1867 to June 1869
Edited by Sinan Kuneralp
ISBN: 978-1-61143-088-2

Minorités en Turquie, Turcs en minorité

Regards croisés sur l’altérité collective dans le contexte
ISBN: 978-1-61143-087-5
A study on the intersecting perspectives of minority groups in Turkey and Turks themselves as minorities abroad.

La politique française en mer Noire

Vicissitudes d'une implantation
ISBN: 978-1-61143-731-7
A comprehensive analysis of the French policy in and around the Black Sea region during the turbulent years between 1747 and 1789, which led to the French Revolution.

Crossing Borders

Jews and Muslims in Ottoman Law, Economy, and Society
ISBN: 978-1-61719-148-0
A study on the social and economic history of the Jewish communities of the Ottoman Empire during the 16th to 18th centuries with a particular interest in their day-to-day relations with the Muslims.

Lord Byron’s Oriental World

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0157-9
The book is a collection of eleven articles written by the author about Lord Byron’s personal and literary involvement in Oriental life and creativity. Byron’s genuine Oriental scholarship provides the platform upon which the articles are based. The authentic images of the East and the West in Byron’s Oriental tales and some of his major works, Don Juan and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, are analyzed to expose the influences of both worlds on his personal life and career.

Manifestations of Sainthood in Islam

Editor Grace Martin Smith; Associate Editor Carl W. Ernst
ISBN: 978-1-61143-819-2
This collection of papers by various scholars discusses a wide range of practices and beliefs relating to saints in Islam. The studies also demonstrate the influence of sainthood on political structures in many societies.

La mission des augustins de l’assomption à Eski-Chéhir, 1891–1924

ISBN: 978-1-61143-813-0
This book studies a mission by Augustinians of the Assumption in Eskisehir from 1891–1924. It also offers an overview of the characteristics of the Christian missions in the Ottoman Empire.

Mémoires posthumes et inachevees de Jacques Abravanel, juif portugais, salonicien de naissance, stambouliote d’adoption

ISBN: 978-1-61143-812-3
This book is the first publication of the unfinished memoir by the Portuguese Jew Jacques José Abravanel (1906–1993). For almost sixty years he was Portugal’s honorary consul in Istanbul and an active defender of ladino language.

Les Ottomans, les Safavides, et la Géorgie, 1514-1524

ISBN: 978-1-61143-809-3
This book collects six studies on the interactions between Ottomans and Safavids in the early sixteenth century. It presents a number of interesting documents in original, transcription and translation.

Les relations entre turcs et juifs dans la turquie moderne

ISBN: 978-1-61143-811-6
This book investigates the relationship between Turks and Jews in the Turkish Republic. A variety of sources, from popular literature to Islamist writings, are included in this unique study.