By Suraiya Faroqhi
This booklet is a suite of essays on Ottoman heritage, targeting how sultans of the Ottoman Empire have been considered via the general public.
Read Online or Download Another Mirror for Princes PDF
Best history & theory books
During this selection of fresh essays (several showing in English for the 1st time), John Dunn brings his penetrating perception to quite a lot of political concerns. He argues for the significance of a ancient viewpoint in political idea, engages with primary ideas corresponding to legal responsibility, belief, and freedom of moral sense, and tackles modern difficulties reminiscent of racism and humanitarian intervention.
In such well known tv sequence because the West Wing and 24, in thrillers like Tom Clancy's novels, and in fresh motion pictures, performs, picture novels, and web cartoons, the USA has been led by way of an awesome number of leader executives. a few of these are actual presidents who've been fictionally reimagined. Others are "might-have-beens" like Philip Roth's President Charles Lindbergh.
This selection of papers is edited through popular enterprise philosopher Oliver Williamson, who's at the moment Transamerica Professor of company technique on the tuition of industrial management at Berkeley. The 50th anniversary of the ebook of Chester I. Barnard's impressive and nonetheless influential ebook, The features of the administrative, was once celebrated with a seminar sequence on the college of California, Berkeley within the Spring of 1988.
- Fascism: Theory and Practice (Politics & Political Theory)
- Reflections on a Disruptive Decade: Essays from the Sixties
- The History of Political and Social Concepts: A Critical Introduction
- Politics against Domination
Additional resources for Another Mirror for Princes
Whether such a speech was ever pronounced or not is a minor issue in the present context. Recorded in two primary sources, one of them authored by a person who was probably an eyewitness to at least some of the confused events of 1730, it was not a more or less timeless piece of advice of the kind so often found in Ottoman political writing. 4 The first piece of advice given to Sultan Mahmud according to Abdi concerned the necessity that the ruler retain firm control of his grand vizier. For this reason he was to avoid keeping one and the same person in office for ten or fifteen years.
And tr. J. Brill, 1988), pp. 3-12. Evliya had not encountered SUieyman in person, even though he claimed that his father had attended the last campaign of this ruler (died in Szigetvar in 1566) and was respectfully listened to by Murad IV: Evliya <;::elebi b Dervi� Mehemmed Z11li, Evliya f;elebi Seyahatndmesi, Topkap1 Saray1 Bagdat 304 Yazmasmm Transkripsyonu -Dizini, vol. I . ed. by Orban �aik Gokyay and YUcel Dagh (Istanbul: Yap1 Kredi Yaymlan, 1995), p. 98. See also Abdi, 1730 Patrona Halil ihtiltili halckmda bir Eser.
I Giacomo Soranzo had represented the Signoria at the circumcision of Mehmed III in 1582; but due to prolonged i llness en route it was only in 1584 that he returned to Venice and presented his report. 2 Nurbanu Sultan had chosen a site cautious, prudent, inclined to copy his predecessors whenever he found something appropriate, but at the same time, a well-informed and conscientious observer of everyday life. 1 Our French visitor agreed with his Ottoman contemporaries that the Sultan Ahmed mosque was one of the most handsome i n the city, and then described the sequence of outer courtyard, portico and rectangular inner courtyard with its domes supported by marble columns.