January 26, 2011
As with most empires of the Early Modern Era (1500-1800), the Ottomans mobilized human and material resources for war-making on a vast and unprecedented scale. A new book by Assistant Professor of History Charles L. Wilkins examines how the constant warfare challenged and reshaped one city’s social and political order. “I would say that this book offers a valuable historical perspective on our (Western) conception of Muslim society,” he said. Read more.