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dc.contributor.advisorErgenç, Özer
dc.contributor.authorTekgül, Nil
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T18:23:57Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T18:23:57Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/15744
dc.descriptionAnkara : The Department of History, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 98-103.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis attempts to investigate Ottoman “perception of knowledge”. The construction of collective perception of knowledge, various knowledge concepts, spaces for knowledge production, modes and channels of transmission are analyzed. It discusses the role of oral and written modes of transmission and claims that the loosening classical organizational structure of the Empire and the social transformation experienced in the 18th century, had an impact on the society’s perception of knowledge. It is assumed in this thesis that knowledge was being transmitted by three different layers of society, namely “high-ranking professionals”, “secondary professionals” and the “public”. The main argument of this thesis is being tested by the empirical data showing the professional status of knowledge transmitters, the books they owned, and the contents of the books which were classified with respect to the kind of knowledge they possessed. The empirical data used consists of 2 registers of kısmet-i askeriye, individual distinct records chosen from Ba!bakanlık Osmanlı Ar!ivi Ba! Muhasebe Kalemi dating the first half of 18th century, and one Üsküdar court record. This thesis carries the previous research done on “Ottoman book culture” one step further for a better and meaningful interpretation of the results, and views the role of books from the perspective of perception of knowledge. Thus, it also hopes to provide an insight to the question of “Why did printing come late to Ottoman world?” that has occupied the minds of Ottoman historians for half a century.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityTekgül, Nilen_US
dc.format.extentix, 103 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectproductionen_US
dc.subjecttransmissionen_US
dc.subjectknowledgeen_US
dc.subjectOttoman Historyen_US
dc.subjectbooksen_US
dc.subjectprobate inventory recordsen_US
dc.subject.lccDR432 .T45 2011en_US
dc.subject.lcshBooks--Turkey--History--18th century.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPrinting--Turkey--History--18th century.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWritten communication--Turkey--History--18th century.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTransmission of texts--Turkey--History--18th century.en_US
dc.subject.lcshOral tradition.en_US
dc.subject.lcshKnowledge, Theory of.en_US
dc.titleReflections of an external world in the Ottoman mind : the production and transmission of knowledge in the 18th Ottoman societyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US


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