Prof. Dr. Uwe Baumann lehrt Anglistik/Amerikanistik: Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft an der Universität Bonn.
Dr. Thomas Becker ist Leiter des Archivs der Universität Bonn und Lehrbeauftragter am Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft, Abteilung für rheinische Landesgeschichte.
Dr. Torsten Wollina arbeitet seit 2014 am Orient Institut Beirut, wo er sich mit der mamlukischen und osmanischen Historiographie beschäftigt und die Herausgabe der Schriftenreihe Beiruter Texte und Studien" (BTS) organisiert. "
Prof Dr Stephan Conermann teaches the History of the Islamicate World at the Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of Bonn.
Dr. Gül Şen ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Institut für Orient- und Asienwissenschaften der Universität Bonn.
Yet, was there such a thing as an ‘Ottoman world’ beyond the principle of sultanic rule from Istanbul? Ottoman authority might have been established largely by military conquest, but how was it maintained for so long, over such distances and so many disparate societies? How did provincial regions relate to the imperial centre and what role was played in this by local elites? What did it mean in practice, for ordinary people, to be part of an ‘Ottoman world’?
Arranged in five thematic sections, with contributions from thirty specialist historians, The Ottoman World addresses these questions, examining aspects of the social and socio-ideological composition of this major pre-modern empire, and offers a combination of broad synthesis and detailed investigation that is both informative and intended to raise points for future debate. The Ottoman World provides a unique coverage of the Ottoman empire, widening its scope beyond Istanbul to the edges of the empire, and offers key coverage for students and scholars alike.
Originally published in 1980.
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We’ve been taught that North and South America were empty of humans until around 13,000 years ago – amongst the last great landmasses on earth to have been settled by our ancestors. But new discoveries have radically reshaped this long-established picture and we know now that the Americas were first peopled more than 130,000 years ago – many tens of thousands of years before human settlements became established elsewhere.
Hancock's research takes us on a series of journeys and encounters with the scientists responsible for the recent extraordinary breakthroughs. In the process, from the Mississippi Valley to the Amazon rainforest, he reveals that ancient "New World" cultures share a legacy of advanced scientific knowledge and sophisticated spiritual beliefs with supposedly unconnected "Old World" cultures. Have archaeologists focused for too long only on the "Old World" in their search for the origins of civilization while failing to consider the revolutionary possibility that those origins might in fact be found in the "New World"?
America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization is the culmination of everything that millions of readers have loved in Hancock's body of work over the past decades, namely a mind-dilating exploration of the mysteries of the past, amazing archaeological discoveries and profound implications for how we lead our lives today.