Keyword: Ottoman Empire

The Adventure of the Second Wife

Andrew Finkel

Strange that the last great Ottoman Sultan would have Sherlock Holmes stories read to him before going to sleep. Stranger still, his addiction helped change the course of history. A clue to these goings-on lay in Conan Doyle’s dying words that the one adventure that still intrigued him was ‘The Second Wife’. For no such story exists… Or does it? READ MORE

Hardback: £20.00

The Turkish Long-Necked Lute Saz or Bağlama

Hans de Zeeuw

The saz or bağlama, a generic name for long-necked lutes in Turkey, plays an important role in Turkish musical culture. This volume focusses on the instrument's cultural-historical background while briefly discussing various saz or bağlama types and their construction, tuning, and playing techniques. READ MORE

Paperback: £26.00 | eBook: £16.00

Egypt and Austria XII - Egypt and the Orient: The Current Research

ed. Mladen Tomorad

The 12th Egypt and Austria conference (Zagreb, September 2018) saw 39 presentations on current research related to the interactions between Egypt and the states of the former Habsburg Monarchy and the Ottoman Empire up to the middle of the 20th century. 26 papers are presented in this proceedings volume. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00

Travellers in Ottoman Lands

ed. Ines Asceric-Todd et al.

This splendidly illustrated book focuses on the botanical legacy of many parts of the former Ottoman Empire — including present-day Turkey, the Levant, Egypt, the Balkans, and the Arabian Peninsula — as seen and described by travellers both from within and from outside the region. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | eBook: £16.00

John Henry Haynes: A Photographer and Archaeologist in the Ottoman Empire 1881–1900

Robert G. Ousterhout

Professor Ousterhout tells the story of the photographer and archaeologist John Henry Haynes (1849-1910), unsung hero of American archaeology, and assesses his unique contribution with insight and affection. The landmark study is illustrated with more than 100 of his most poignant, unpublished photographs of Ottoman Turkey and Mesopotomia. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.95