Honored by the Glory of Islam: Conversion and Conquest in Ottoman Empire :: Marc David Baer soon to be presented for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2008, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs;
From the cover: In Honored by the Glory of Islam Marc David Baer proposes a novel approach to the historical record of Islamic conversions during the Ottoman age. Rather than explaining Ottoman Islamization in terms of the converts motives, Baer instead concentrates on the proselytizers in this case, none other than the sultan himself. Mehmed IV (1648-87) is remembered as an aloof ruler whose ineffectual governing led to the disastrous siege of Vienna. Through an integrated reading of previously unexamined Ottoman archival texts, Baer re-examines Mehmed IVs failings as a ruler by underscoring …
Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Strip of sunning to the joins of both panels of the dust wrapper, a very nice copy otherwise.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (x) 332 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt you with something from my History Turkey catalogue?