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Honored by the Glory of Islam: Conversion and Conquest in Ottoman Empire

Marc David Baer


Examining the historical record of Islamic conversions during the Ottoman age in a novel way, this book gathers fresh insights concerning the nature of religious conversion. Rejecting any attempt to explain Ottoman Islamization in terms of the converts' motives, the book concentrates on the proselytizers. In this case, none other than the sultan himself Mehmed IV (1648-87) is remembered as an aloof ruler whose ineffectual governing led to the disastrous siege of Vienna. Looking at previously unexamined Ottoman archival and literary texts, the book analyzes Mehmed IV's failings as a ruler by un ... More

Keywords: Ottoman Empire, Islamization, Mehmed IV, siege of Vienna, Islam, covert-maker

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195331752
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331752.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marc David Baer, author
University of California, Irvine
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