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The Resource An early Ottoman history : the Oxford Anonymous chronicle (Bodleian Library, Ms Marsh 313), historical introduction, translation, and commentary by Dimitri J. Kastritsis

An early Ottoman history : the Oxford Anonymous chronicle (Bodleian Library, Ms Marsh 313), historical introduction, translation, and commentary by Dimitri J. Kastritsis

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An early Ottoman history : the Oxford Anonymous chronicle (Bodleian Library, Ms Marsh 313)
Title
An early Ottoman history
Title remainder
the Oxford Anonymous chronicle (Bodleian Library, Ms Marsh 313)
Statement of responsibility
historical introduction, translation, and commentary by Dimitri J. Kastritsis
Title variation
Oxford Anonymous chronicle (Bodleian Library, Ms Marsh 313)
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ota
  • eng
Summary
"The manuscript translated here contains one of the most important texts for understanding the development of early Ottoman historiography in the fifteenth century. The so-called Oxford Anonymous chronicle is a comprehensive history of the Ottoman dynasty in Turkish, compiled from various sources to tell the story of the dynasty from its rise to the year 1484 (AH 889). Like several other histories produced around the same time, some of which it influenced, it presents the Ottomans in the context of wider Islamic history and contains a coherent argument for their superiority over other dynasties. The manuscript had previously belonged to the Dutch orientalist Jacob Golius (d. 1667). Although its history is largely unknown, it was probably a presentation copy made for Sultan Bayezid II (r. 1481-1512). The work itself is a product of Bayezid's patronage, and shows a strong preoccupation with the perennial Ottoman problem of dynastic succession. Fully one third of the manuscript contains an older text recounting in epic terms the struggles of Mehmed I against his brothers (1402-13). The obvious explanation is that when Oxford Anonymous was compiled, Bayezid II was also facing a rival claimant to the throne, his brother Cem Sultan (d. 1495)."--
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facsimiles
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Ottoman Turkish
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Bodleian Library.
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Kastritsis, Dimitris J.,
Series statement
Translated texts for Byzantinists
Series volume
volume 5
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  • Bodleian Library
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
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An early Ottoman history : the Oxford Anonymous chronicle (Bodleian Library, Ms Marsh 313), historical introduction, translation, and commentary by Dimitri J. Kastritsis
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-232), and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Oxford Anonymous (Marsh 313) in the context of early Ottoman historical writing ; Description and history of the manuscript ; The author and circumstances of composition ; Overview of the contents ; The introductory chapters and their significance ; The sections on Ottoman history -- Translation. Preface ; Chapter 1 ; Chapter 2 ; [Lacuna] Inquiry 2 (Orhan) ; Inquiry 3 (Murad I) ; Inquiry 4 (Bayezid I) ; Inquiry 5 (Mehmed I) ; Inquiry 6 (Murad II) ; Inquiry 7 (Mehmed II) ; Inquiry 8 (Bayezid II)
Control code
987657711
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 253 pages
Isbn
9781786940681
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)987657711
Label
An early Ottoman history : the Oxford Anonymous chronicle (Bodleian Library, Ms Marsh 313), historical introduction, translation, and commentary by Dimitri J. Kastritsis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-232), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Oxford Anonymous (Marsh 313) in the context of early Ottoman historical writing ; Description and history of the manuscript ; The author and circumstances of composition ; Overview of the contents ; The introductory chapters and their significance ; The sections on Ottoman history -- Translation. Preface ; Chapter 1 ; Chapter 2 ; [Lacuna] Inquiry 2 (Orhan) ; Inquiry 3 (Murad I) ; Inquiry 4 (Bayezid I) ; Inquiry 5 (Mehmed I) ; Inquiry 6 (Murad II) ; Inquiry 7 (Mehmed II) ; Inquiry 8 (Bayezid II)
Control code
987657711
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 253 pages
Isbn
9781786940681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)987657711

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