Daily Life In Ottoman Empire, 1st Edition

  • Mehrdad Kia
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0313064024
  • ISBN-13: 9780313064029
  • DDC: 956.015
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 294 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

  • Price:  Sign in for price



The Ottoman Empire was an Islamic imperial monarchy that existed for over 600 years. At the height of its power in the 16th and 17th centuries, it encompassed three continents and served as the core of global interactions between the east and the west. And while the Empire was defeated after World War I and dissolved in 1920, the far-reaching effects and influences of the Ottoman Empire are still clearly visible in today's world cultures. DAILY LIFE IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE allows readers to gain critical insight into the pluralistic social and cultural history of an empire that ruled a vast region extending from Budapest in Hungary to Mecca in Arabia. Each chapter presents an in-depth analysis of a particular aspect of daily life in the Ottoman Empire.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Note on Pronunciation, Transliteration, and Spelling.
1: Historical Overview.
2: Sultan and the Palace.
3: Governing an Empire.
4: Cities, Towns, and Villages: Merchants, Craftsmen, and Peasants.
5: Religious Communities.
6: Muslims.
7: Islamic Law and Education.
8: Sufi Orders and Popular Culture.
9: Courtship and Marriage.
10: Sex and Family.
11: Eating, Drinking, Smoking, and Celebrating.
12: Games and Popular Sports.
13: Sickness, Death, and Dying.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.