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A historical archaeology of the Ottoman Empire [electronic resource] : breaking new ground /
edited by Uzi Baram and Lynda Carroll.
New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2000.
xiv, 272 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2000.
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These essays emerged from a 1996 conference on the historical archaeology of the Ottoman Empire that intended to break new ground and open a dialogue about the archaeology of the empire. In the opening chapter the editors make a strong case for using the North American model of historical archaeology to provide new dimensions on Ottoman history, explore relationships between material culture and documentary evidence, and study the regional histories of religious/ethnic groups and thus provide new insights into the Middle East's past. The eight chapters that follow illustrate the wide range of possibilities for studying the Ottoman empire and its integration into the global economy after the 16th century. Topics range from agriculture and settlement in Ottoman Crete and food consumption during the Ottoman period to a shipwreck in the Red Sea that provided new evidence of commerce between the Ottomans and China. Chapters 10 and 11 critically discuss the implications of historical archaeology for the region, past and present. The editors agree that new ground has indeed been broken, but that much remains to be done before historical archaeology of the Ottoman empire makes its mark. Graduate students and faculty. F. Ahmad; University of Massachusetts at Boston
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'This volume is a significant contribution to global historical archaeologyis work brings forth a new perspective and opens up new possibilities. ' American Antiquity,67:1 (2002)
' This volume is a significant contribution to global historical archaeologyis work brings forth a new perspective and opens up new possibilities. ' American Antiquity,67:1 (2002)
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Main Description
Archaeology in the Middle East and the Balkans rarely focuses on the recent past; as a result, archaeologists have largely ignored the material remains of the Ottoman Empire. Drawing on a wide variety of case studies and essays, this volume documents the emerging field of Ottoman archaeology and the relationship of this new field to anthropological, classical, and historical archaeology as well as Ottoman studies.
Table of Contents
The Future of the Ottoman Pastp. 3
Introducing an Ottoman Archaeologyp. 3
Contexts for an Archaeology of the Ottoman Pastp. 5
The Ottoman Legacyp. 8
The Archaeology of an Empirep. 12
Ottoman Archaeology and Global Analysisp. 13
The Many Paths Toward an Ottoman Archaeologyp. 15
Uncovering the Ottoman Empirep. 25
The Prologuep. 25
Acknowledgmentsp. 27
Referencesp. 27
From Archaeology to a "History from Below"
Agriculture and Rural Settlement in Ottoman Crete, 1669-1898: A Modern Site Surveyp. 37
Introductionp. 37
Agriculture in Ottoman Cretep. 41
A Rural Settlement Historyp. 46
The Recent System of Cultivation in the Vrokastro Areap. 54
Metochiap. 56
Agricultural Infrastructurep. 60
Conclusionsp. 69
Acknowledgmentsp. 72
Referencesp. 74
The Archaeology of Ottoman Ti'innik: An Interdisciplinary Approachp. 79
Introductionp. 79
Why Ottoman Archaeology?p. 80
Political, Theoretical Implicationsp. 81
Use of a Multidisciplinary Databasep. 82
Archaeological Researchp. 84
Breaking New Ground, Problemsp. 85
Conclusionp. 87
Referencesp. 88
Dendochronologically Dated Ottoman Monumentsp. 93
Introductionp. 93
Discussion of Structures and Their Datesp. 96
Acknowledgmentsp. 133
Referencesp. 134
Entangled Objects from the Palestinian Past: Archaeological Perspectives for the Ottoman Period, 1500-1900p. 137
Introductionp. 137
Charting the Terrain: Ottoman Palestine and the Palestinian Pastp. 138
Artifacts of the Modern Worldp. 142
Entangled Objectsp. 147
Uncovering the Habits of Modernityp. 154
Conclusionsp. 155
Acknowledgmentsp. 156
Referencesp. 156
Toward an Archaeology of Non-elite Consumption in Late Ottoman Anatoliap. 161
Introductionp. 161
The Relevance of Historical Archaeology for Ottoman Anatoliap. 162
Consumption as Economic Processp. 164
Economic Transformation in the Ottoman Empirep. 166
Ottoman Ceramic 'Traditions'p. 170
Conclusionsp. 175
Acknowledgmentsp. 176
Referencesp. 177
Trade, Subsistence, and Ideology in the Ottoman Empire
The Sadana Island Shipwreck: A Mideighteenth-Century Treasure Trovep. 185
The Shipwreckp. 185
The Hullp. 198
Conclusionsp. 199
Acknowledgmentsp. 200
Referencesp. 201
Daily Life in the Shadow of Empire: A Food Systems Approach to the Archaeology of the Ottoman Periodp. 203
Introductionp. 203
What Is Meant by a Food Systems Approach?p. 204
Can We Speak of an Imperial Ottoman Food System?p. 206
Can We Speak of Indigenous Resistance to Imperial Interventions?p. 209
Human-Environment Interactionsp. 212
The Relevance of Ottoman Archaeologyp. 213
Acknowledgmentsp. 215
Referencesp. 216
Transformations, Readings and Visions of the Ottoman Mosquep. 219
Introductionp. 219
Documentation and Studyp. 225
Mosque Forms and Lighting Types: A Vocabularyp. 225
Conclusionp. 238
Acknowledgmentsp. 239
Referencesp. 239
Sultans, Merchants, and Minorities: The Challenge of Historical Archaeology in the Modern Middle Eastp. 243
Acknowledgmentsp. 250
Referencesp. 250
Diverse Approaches to the Ottoman Past: Toward a Globally Conceived, Regionally Specific Historical Archaeologyp. 253
Referencesp. 260
Chronology for the Ottoman Empire: Some Key Dates in Ottoman History, 1260-1923p. 261
Indexp. 265
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