Plural pasts : power, identity and the Ottoman sieges of Nagykanizsa Castle / Claire Norton.

"Through a study of a variety of Ottoman and modern Turkish accounts of the Ottoman-Habsburg sieges of Nagykanizsa Castle (1600-01) including official documents, correspondence, histories, and more literary genres such as gazavatnames [campaign narratives], Plural Pasts explores Ottoman literac...

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Online Access: Full Text (via Taylor & Francis)
Main Author: Norton, Claire, Dr (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Series:Routledge research in early modern history.
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Summary:"Through a study of a variety of Ottoman and modern Turkish accounts of the Ottoman-Habsburg sieges of Nagykanizsa Castle (1600-01) including official documents, correspondence, histories, and more literary genres such as gazavatnames [campaign narratives], Plural Pasts explores Ottoman literacy practices. By considering the diverse roles that the various accounts served--construction of identities, forging of diplomatic alliances and legitimization of political ideologies and geo-political imaginations--it explores the cultural and socio-political significance the various accounts had for different audiences. In addition, it interweaves theoretical reflection with textual analysis. Using the sieges of Nagykanizsa as a case study, it offers a sophisticated contribution to ongoing historiographical arguments: namely, how historians construct hierarchies of primary sources and judge some to be more truthful, or more valuable, than others; how texts are assigned to particular genres based on perceived epistemological status--as story or history, fact or fiction; and the circular role that historians and their histories play in constructing, reflecting and reinforcing cultural and political imaginaries"--Provided by publisher.
Physical Description:1 online resource.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781315600918
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