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The Ottoman Age of Exploration$
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Giancarlo Casale

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195377828

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377828.001.0001

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The Death of Politics

The Death of Politics

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(p.180) Seven The Death of Politics
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The Ottoman Age of Exploration
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Giancarlo Casale (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377828.003.0008

This chapter focuses on the waning years of the Ottoman Age of Exploration. By the end of the 16th century, the Ottoman Empire's era of relentless international expansion had drawn to a close. But thanks to the complex combination of political patronage, market stimuli, and intellectual cross-fertilization of the preceding decades, the Ottomans had acquired a critical mass of scholarly tools that allowed them to understand the physical and human dimensions of the world to an unprecedented degree of sophistication. In the process, they had also gained a new self-consciousness about the global role of their own empire, allowing them to look back on the grand imperial designs of Ibrahim Pasha, Hadim Suleiman, and Sokollu Mehmed with a sense of informed historical detachment. Tellingly, during the very last years of the century, a new genre of historical writing began to develop that strove to rewrite the history of the Ottoman state from an international perspective and to describe the genealogy of its relationship with other powers, particularly the rival Islamic empires of Safavid Iran and Mughal India.

Keywords:   Ottomans, Ottoman Empire, Age of Exploration

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