Princeton Papers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
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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…
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.
Papers submitted to a conference held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, in the University of London in July 1967
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…
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
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…
John E. Woods, Ph.D. 1974.
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…
Farouk A. Dablan, Ph.D. 1979
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…
Aḥmad Ṭāhir Ḥasanayn, Ph.D. 1977.
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.
Translated and edited by Engin Deniz Akarlı, Ph.D. 1976.
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…
Introduced and described by Martin B. Dickson, Ph.D. 1958, and Stuart Cary Welch.
“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…
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…
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…
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.
Edited and translated by Lawrence I. Conrad, Ph.D. 1981; introduction by Fred M. Donner, Ph.D. 1975.
This is the first translation of a classic work (Baḥth fī nashʾat ʻilm al-tārīkh ʻinda al-ʻArab) by the eminent Arab historian A. A. Dūrī. Published in…
Just over a sixth of the world's population subscribes to the Muslim belief that 'there is no god but God, and Muhammad is his Messenger'. Michael Cook gives an incisive account of the man who inspired this faith, drawing on the traditional Muslim sources to describe Muhammad's life and teaching. He also attempts to stand back from this…
Aḥmad Ṭāhir Ḥasanayn, Ph.D. 1977
Edited by Ami Ayalon, Ph.D. 1980.
İ. Metin Kunt, Ph.D. 1970