Beirut 1997, XXIII/328 pp.– 170 x 240 mm. PaperbackedISBN 978-3-89913-064-5
Klaus Kreiser studied in Cologne and Munich and obtained his Ph.D. in 1972. He worked as a scientific contributor at the German Archaeological Institute in Istanbul and received a Ph.D. in 1983 at the University of Munich where he also taught for several years. Currently he is working on foreign Culture Politics of Turkey.
Christoph K. Neumann studied Ottoman History, Turkish Philology, German Literature and Political Science in Munich and Göttingen, received his Ph.D. in 1992 and was habilitated in 2006. From 1993 – 1996 he was a member of the Orient Institut Beirut, was a lecturer at Charles University in Prague, Bogazici University in Istanbul, assistant professor at Istanbul Technical University and Istanbul Bilgi University and is currently professor for Turkish Studies at the University of Munich.
This book is a Festschrift in the honor of the scholar of the Ottoman Empire Nejat Göyünc and therefore comprises topics that deal with his field of interest that he worked on during his entire academic career, Turkish history, especially during the Ottoman period. This volume opens with a short story by Sait Faik and includes contributions by German and German speaking researchers focusing on Ottoman history. A main aspect of this book is the examination of sources, especially chronicles and certificates. Furthermore, it contains essays on the relations between the Ottoman Empire and Central Europe between the 17th and the 20th century.