The Adams Ottoman
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From its ambitious opening line comparing America’s dispute with England to “the entire course of human events”, this book challenges traditional interpretations of modern international history.
Early Life and Education
Adams was not only one-term president but an influential figure throughout American history. His views on international politics and colonialism remain influential to this day.
Birnbaum examines the effect that Adams’ writings had on European perceptions of Ottoman Empire. She shows how Orientalist narratives became the predominant view.
Baktir recounts an account by traveler Robert Withers in which he observed that Turkish women covered their heads as an indication of slavery and barbarism, yet Baktir demonstrated how Lady Mary Montagu’s Turkish Embassy Letters contradict this viewpoint.
He highlights an example of Orientalism in Withers’ depiction of how the Sultan selected a mistress by throwing a handkerchief into her hand as evidence of fantastical fabrications that were popular in European travel writing.
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Achievement and Honors
Murad was an outstanding general and ruthless strategist when it came to military conquest, commanding large armies, overhauling military infrastructure, and conquering much of what is today Turkey as well as parts of Greece, Macedonia, and eventually Bulgaria – always treating his non-Turkish subjects fairly and respectfully.
As the leader of an empire that rose into world power status under his rule, he became synonymous with Ottomans. Not only was he an exceptional patron of art and architecture but also a talented administrator and skilled ruler – creating lasting legal codes as well as magnificent mosques to serve his vast empire he founded – he also rose as an accomplished diplomat corresponding with both Pope Leo XIII and sending appeals throughout Europe for assistance from time to time.
Mehmed worked to both consolidate and expand Ottoman rule. He wrote letters to the Vatican asking for assistance in form of soldiers or ships and appeals throughout Europe – with only Naples and Venice directly threatened by Ottoman rule responding by sending money or troops in response.
Bayezid II, Mehmed’s son and successor, took a more reserved approach. He centralized power in the capital city and appointed his own officials to governorships across his empire. Additionally, Bayezid was an enthusiastic patron of arts while formalizing national law codes.
Mid-19th-century East Syrian Christians encountered American Protestant missionaries, who assisted in translating Neo-Aramaic concepts of communal belonging, such as millet and tayepa, into modern terms like nation and sect. This event proved crucial in transitioning Constantinople from being part of Byzantium to Ottoman rule.
Adams is estimated to have an estimated net worth of approximately $3.5 million, including properties such as an Ottoman-style house and villa in Turkey. Furthermore, he is an author with several works such as Herbert Adams Gibbons’ “Osmanl Imparatorlugunun Kurulusu”, 21 Yuzyil Publisher of Ankara being his most notable work.
Adams supported many of Gibbons’ ideas but had his own criticisms of some of his assessments, for instance questioning whether religion is driving force in Ottoman world and suggesting that Gibbons was viewing events from an European rather than Eastern perspective. Adams has written numerous essays on Ottoman history.