An Ottoman Tragedy
by Gabriel Piterberg, UCLA History Department
Published: Tuesday, September 28, 2004
In his new work, An Ottoman Tragedy: History and Historiography at Play, Piterberg reconstructs the Ottoman narration of a period of crisis in the seventeenth century, observing the dialectical play between history as occurrence and experience and history as a recounting of that experience. He brings theories of historiography into dialogue with interpretations of Ottoman historical texts in order to reconceive the relation between historiography and history.