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Edited by Lawrence I. Conrad, Ph.D. 1981

1. Problems in the literary source material -- 2. Land use and settlement patterns -- 3. States, resources and armies -- 6. Elites old and new in the Byzantine and early Islamic Near East

Rev. and edited by Norman Itzkowitz, Ph.D. 1959

Proven from years of success at Princeton University, this comprehensive grammar and exercise book yields maximum results in 23 lessons covering all essentials of grammar from alphabet to progressive verb forms. Enables students to quickly understand and use basic patterns of modern…

Papers submitted to a conference held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, in the University of London in July 1967

Annotated and trans. by Norman Itzkowitz, Ph.D. 1959, and Max Mote.

This work presents the sefaretname of Abdülkerim Pasha written by Nahifi Mehmet Efendi and the account of the Russian embassy to Constantinople in 1776 by Prince N. V. Repnin.

Norman Itzkowitz, Ph.D. 1959.

This skillfully written text presents the full sweep of Ottoman history from its beginnings on the Byzantine frontier in about 1300, through its development as an empire, to its late eighteenth-century confrontation with a rapidly modernizing Europe…

Edited by Norman Itzkowitz, Ph.D. 1959.

Co-translator Norman Itzkowitz, Ph.D. 1959.



A preeminent scholar of Turkish history vividly portrays 300 years of this distinctively Eastern culture as it grew from a military principality to the world's most powerful Islamic state. He paints a…

Co-edited by Engin Deniz Akarlı, Ph.D. 1976.

Papers presented at a colloquium held May 1972 at Princeton University and sponsored by the Princeton University Program in Near Eastern Studies and Center of International Studies.


List of maps
Publisher's preface
Introduction M. A. Cook
1. The rise of the Ottoman Empire H. İnalcik
2. The reigns of Bāyezīd II and Selīm I, 1451–1520 V. J. Parry
3. The reign of Sulaimān the Magnificent, 1520–66 V. J. Parry
4. The successors of Sulaimān, 1566…

This is a controversial study of the origins of Islamic civilisation, first published in 1977. By examining non-Muslim sources, the authors point out the intimate link between the Jewish religion and the earliest forms of Islam. As a serious, scholarly attempt to open up a new, exploratory path of Islamic history, the book has already…

Raphael Danziger, Ph.D. 1974.

As the Commander of the Faithful in the 1830s and 40s, Abd al-Qadir's task was twofold: to resist the incursions of the French with whatever resources he could muster, and to bring some measure of unitiy to the tribal peoples of Algeria.

Michael W. Dols, Ph.D. 1971

In the middle of the fourteenth century a devastating epidemic of plague, commonly known in European history as the “Black Death,” swept over the Eurasian continent. This book, based principally on Arabic sources, establishes the means of transmission…

Martin S. Kramer, Ph.D. 1982

Karl Barbir, Ph.D. 1977.

On the basis of new evidence from the Ottoman archives in Istanbul, Karl Barbir challenges the current interpretation of Ottoman rule in Damascus during the eighteenth century. He argues that the prevailing themes of decline and stagnation — usually applied to the entire century — in fact apply only to the…

Fred McGraw Donner, B.A. 1968, Ph.D. 1975.

In this contribution to the ongoing debate on the nature and causes of the Islamic conquests in Syria and Iraq during the sixth and seventh centuries, Fred Donner argues for a necessary distinction between the causes of the conquests, the…

Introduced and described by Martin B. Dickson, Ph.D. 1958, and Stuart Cary Welch.

The key sources for the reconstruction of the early history of Muslim dogma are a group of texts ascribed to authors of the late first century of the Hijra. These texts bear on two major doctrinal controversies, the Murji'ite and the Qadarite, raising issues related on the one hand to the judgement of the events of the First Civil War, and on…

“Çalışma, bir düşünürün düşüncelerini incelemeyi amaçlarken, düşüncenin içinde oluştuğu bağlamdan soyutlanamayacağını da göstermekte ve düşünce-bağlam etkileşimini başarıyla sergilemektedir. Dolayısıyla, çalışmayı okuyanlar, Dr. Abdullah Cevdet Bey'in yaşamı ve düşüncesi dışında, Osmanlı İmparatorluğu'nun son dönemini de yakından tanımak…

Ehud R. Toledano, Ph.D. 1979

This book is a historical account of the slave trading system of the Ottoman Empire in the second half of the nineteenth century and of the attempts, which were eventually successful, to suppress it.