Chapter Power, Patronage, and Confessionalism
Ottoman Politics as Seen through the Eyes of a Crimean Sufi, 1580-1593
CollectionEuropean Research Council (ERC)
The present article aims to contribute to a more nuanced understanding of both the politics of Sufism and the practice of politics in the Ottoman Empire in the late sixteenth century through a contextual study of the collection of letters written by the Halveti sheikh İbrahim-i Kırımî (d. 1593) to Murad III (r. 1574-1595).
KeywordsOttoman history, history of political thought, Sufism, confessionalism, Sunnitization
PublisherCrete University Press
Publication date and place2019