Identity and Identity Formation in the Ottoman World: A Volume of Essays in Honor of Norman Itzkowitz

TitleIdentity and Identity Formation in the Ottoman World: A Volume of Essays in Honor of Norman Itzkowitz
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsTezcan B, Barbir KK
PublisherCenter for Turkish Studies at the University of Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press
CityMadison, WI
ISBN NumberCloth: 9780299227500; paper: 9780299227548
Abstract

Identity and Identity Formation in the Ottoman World is a collection of articles authored by the students and colleagues of Norman Itzkowitz. The contributors include Engin Deniz Akarli, Karl K. Barbir, Cornell H. Fleischer, Jane Hathaway, Cemal Kafadar, Metin Kunt, Rudi Paul Lindner, Heath W. Lowry, Scott Redford, Vamik D. Volkan, and others.

Norman Itzkowitz was Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University until his retirement in 2001, and published more than a dozen books in three languages focusing on Ottoman history and psychobiography. In recognition of his exceptional contributions to the education and training of his students in Middle East and Ottoman studies, Itzkowitz received the Middle East Studies Association Mentoring Award in 2007.

Table of Contents

Baki Tezcan

Norman Itzkowitz – A Representative List of Publications

Eighteenth Century Ottoman Realities
Norman Itzkowitz

Introduction
Karl K. Barbir

PART I - THE PRE- AND EARLY OTTOMAN PERIODS

Words, Books, and Buildings in Seljuk Anatolia
Scott Redford

Bapheus and Pelekanon
Rudi Paul Lindner

Religious v. Ethnic Identity in Fourteenth-Century Bithynia: Gregory Palamas and the Case of the Chionai
Ruth A. Miller

The Role of the Bursa Palace in Preparing Bread for the Ottoman Sultans
Heath W. Lowry

PART II - THE SIXTEENTH AND SEVENTEETH CENTURIES

Shadows of Shadows: Prophecy in Politics in 1530s Istanbul
Cornell H. Fleischer

A Prince Goes Forth (Perchance to Return)
Metin Kunt

Dispelling the Darkness: The Politics of ‘Race’ in the Early Seventeenth-Century Ottoman Empire in the Light of the Life and Work of Mullah Ali
Baki Tezcan

The Exalted Lineage of Ridvan Bey Revisited: A Reinterpretation of the Spurious Genealogy of a Grandee in Ottoman Egypt
Jane Hathaway

PART III - THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES

Janissaries and Other Riffraff of Ottoman Istanbul: Rebels without a Cause?
Cemal Kafadar

One Marker of Ottomanism: Confiscation of Ottoman Officials’ Estates
Karl K. Barbir

The Institution of the Ottoman Embassy and Eighteenth-Century Ottoman History: An Alternative View to Göçek
Berrak Burçak

Conflict and Collaboration: Rethinking Kurdish-Armenian Relations in the Hamidian Period, 1876–1909
Janet Klein

Daughters and Fathers: A Young Druze Woman’s Experience (1894–1897)
Engin Deniz Akarli

PART IV - THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

In Pursuit of Elusive Glory: Enver Pasha’s Role in the Pan-Islamic and the Basmachi Movement
Suhnaz Yilmaz

Marshal Fevzi Çakmak’s Family and Education: A Formation Process
Nilüfer Hatemi

Our Women Treasures: Early Republican Turkish Women and Their Public Identity
Ipek K. Yosmaoglu

On Kemal Atatürk’s Psychoanalytic Biography
Vamik D. Volkan