By Cemal Kafadar
Cemal Kafadar bargains a way more refined and intricate interpretation of the early Ottoman interval than that supplied via different historians. His cautious research of medieval in addition to smooth historiography from the point of view of a cultural historian demonstrates how ethnic, tribal, linguistic, spiritual, and political affiliations have been all at play within the fight for strength in Anatolia and the Balkans in the course of the past due heart Ages.
This hugely unique examine the increase of the Ottoman empire—the longest-lived political entity in human history—shows the transformation of a tiny frontier company right into a centralized imperial kingdom that observed itself as either chief of the world's Muslims and inheritor to the jap Roman Empire.
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An offshoot of the Seljuk family and the House of Dnimend competed for the ultimate leadership of the Muslims of Anatolia for nearly a century. Melik Dnimend, whose gests were to be woven into the epic cycle of Anatolian Muslims, and his family seem to have cared less for state building than for what they did better than anyone else for a while: namely, capturing towns and undertaking daring raids that brought them tremendous prestige. The Seljuks of Rm, on the other hand, were keen to emulate more stable and structured modes of governing; they were particularly successful in that task after establishing Konya (ancient Iconium) as their capital during the reign of Mes‘d I (r.
The Habsburg dynasty was to become the main competitor of the Ottomans on the central European and Mediterranean scenes, and the two states were to follow more or less the same rhythms until both disappeared as ruling houses in the aftermath of the First World War. And the other relevant member of the cohort, a much less likely candidate at that time for inclusion in our comparison here, was Sheikh af al-Dn (1252-1334) of Ardabil, whose own political role as a renowned Sufi may have been considerable but was primarily indirect.
The Byzantine defeat at Mantzikert was to be followed by deeper and more frequent raids or plain migration by Trkmen tribes into Asia Minor. 3 Before the end of the eleventh century, most of Anatolia was divided up among petty potentates led by Turkish warriors, Armenian princes, Byzantine commanders, and Frankish knights arriving with the First Crusade (1096-99). The political configuration of the peninsula kept changing through mostly short-lived successes of different adventurers who were ready to enter into all sorts of holy and unholy alliances with others who were not necessarily of the same religious or ethnic background.
Between Two Worlds: The Construction of the Ottoman State by Cemal Kafadar