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Author Çıpa, H. Erdem, 1971- author.

Title The making of Selim : succession, legitimacy, and memory in the early modern Ottoman world / H. Erdem Çıpa.

Publication Info. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 424 pages)
text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The making of a sultan -- The politics of succession : Selim's path to the throne -- Politics of factions -- The creation of Selim's composite image -- Introduction : a historiographical survey -- Selim, the legitimate ruler -- Selim, the idealized ruler -- Selim, the divinely ordained ruler.
Summary The father of the legendary Ottoman sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, Selim I ("The Grim") set the stage for centuries of Ottoman supremacy by doubling the size of the empire. Conquering Eastern Anatolia, Syria, and Egypt, Selim promoted a politicized Sunni Ottoman identity against the Shiite Safavids of Iran, thus shaping the early modern Middle East. Analyzing a wide array of sources in Ottoman-Turkish, Persian, and Arabic, H. Erdem Cipa offers a fascinating revisionist reading of Selim's rise to power and the subsequent reworking and mythologizing of his persona in 16th- and 17th-century Ottoman historiography. In death, Selim continued to serve the empire, becoming represented in ways that reinforced an idealized image of Muslim sovereignty in the early modern Eurasian world.
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Subject Selim I, Sultan of the Turks, 1470-1520.
Selim I, Sultan of the Turks, 1470-1520.
Turkey -- History -- Selim I, 1512-1520.
Chronological Term 1512-1520
Genre/Form History.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Çıpa, H. Erdem, 1971- Making of Selim. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2017 9780253024237 (DLC) 2016037588
ISBN 9780253024350 (electronic book)
0253024358 (electronic book)
9780253024237 (hardcover)