Trade in Wartime: The Business Correspondence of an Ottoman Muslim Merchant Family

Aliye F. Mataracı

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In spite of being buried in archives, rarely do  historians strike gold. And I've heard from many a historian that  when they do, micro-analysis of the documents take center stage at the cost of historical perspective. Aliye Mataracı skillfully combines both in a flowing  narrative that does justice to her sources - an exchange of letters between a heretofore unrecognized yet  long standing  Muslim Ottoman merchant family. In similar vein to Soviet historians dismissing the modernization of Russia under the Czars, the same fate befell the Ottoman empire. The two words, modernization and empire, were the twain that never would meet. It was  with my generation of Turkish  historians born after World War II that Ottoman studies for  the country  became a respectable subject in both academia and the public realm. It was also through their voices that, half a century after its founding, a critical distance could be taken to the Republic. Yet this same generation was still under the hold of the founding father's  ideology that  the Republic was a fresh and progressive  start in all aspects of life. Aliye Mataracı and a new generation of young Ottoman historians emphasizing the universal over the particular, are at the forefront   of opening a new window  to the Ottoman past where process and continuity  take precedence over historical rupture.    

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ISBN: 9786059022798
Kapak: Ciltsiz
Kağıt Cinsi: Kitap Kağıdı
Boyut: Normal
Sayfa Sayısı: 266
Ebat: 13,5x21 cm
Ağırlık: 266
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