Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/5977
Title: Sunni orthodox vs shi?ite heterodox?: A reappraisal of islamic piety in medieval anatolia
Authors: Yıldırım, Rıza
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Abstract: Owing to the scarcity of contemporary sources, we have but an incomplete knowledge of the forms and patterns of Islam as practiced amongst the masses of medieval Anatolia during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Modern scholarship on the era has relied largely on later Ottoman historical writing produced in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, works written in conjunction with and in the context of the development of an Ottoman imperial culture. Thus our view of the earlier period has been shaped by later Ottoman biases, back-projections and anachronistic distortions inherent in official court-centred Ottoman historiography.1 Our understanding of medieval Anatolia likewise suffers from distortions resulting from modern nationalistic historiography, the frameworks and perspectives of which developed as part of the Turkish statebuilding process during the Republican era. © A.C.S. Peacock, Bruno De Nicola and Sara Nur Yıldız, and the contributors 2015.
URI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315589886-22
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/5977
ISBN: 9781317112693; 9781472448637
Appears in Collections:Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
Tarih Bölümü / Department of History

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