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An Ottoman Tragedy

by Gabriel Piterberg, UCLA History Department

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.

Available at the University of California Press

Center for Near Eastern Studies