publication . Thesis . 2003

Ideal kingship in the late medieval world: The Ottoman case

Yelçe, Zeynep Nevin; Yelce, Zeynep Nevin;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2003
  • Country: Turkey
The aim of this study is to examine the characteristics of the ideal ruler as seen through the eyes of the members of late medieval societies. Throughout the study, main features attributed to the ideal ruler in various cultures have been pursued. Comparing the concepts and attributes apparent in these cultures, it has become possible to talk about a single ideal of kingship as far as the "Christian" and "Muslim" realms of the late medieval era is concerned. The early Ottoman enterprise has been taken as a case reflecting this ideal in practice. Attributes of the ideal king as reflected in the works of the medieval theorists in both "Islamic" and "Medieval Europ...
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