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Plural Pasts : Power, Identity and the Ottoman Sieges of Nagykanizsa Castle (Hardcover) (Claire Norton)

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"Through a study of a variety of Ottoman and modern Turkish accounts of the Ottoman-Habsburg sieges of Nagykanizsa Castle (1600-01) including official documents, correspondence, histories, and more literary genres such as gazavatnames [campaign narratives], Plural Pasts explores Ottoman literacy practices. By considering the diverse roles that the various accounts served--construction of identities, forging of diplomatic alliances and legitimization of political ideologies and geo-political imaginations--it explores the cultural and socio-political significance the various accounts had for different audiences. In addition, it interweaves theoretical reflection with textual analysis. Using the sieges of Nagykanizsa as a case study, it offers a sophisticated contribution to ongoing historiographical arguments: namely, how historians construct hierarchies of primary sources and judge some to be more truthful, or more valuable, than others; how texts are assigned to particular genres based on perceived epistemological status--as story or history, fact or fiction; and the circular role that historians and their histories play in constructing, reflecting and reinforcing cultural and political imaginaries"--Provided by publisher.
Number of Pages: 189
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History, Literacy, Historiography
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Claire Norton
Language: English
Street Date: February 16, 2017
TCIN: 52153665
UPC: 9781472485342
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-2265
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