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Published: 10 September 2015

344 Pages | 16 illus.


ISBN: 9780190244057

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The Burden of Silence

Sabbatai Sevi and the Evolution of the Ottoman-Turkish Dönmes

Cengiz Sisman

  • The first comprehensive social and religious history of the Ottoman and Turkish Sabbateans, aka, Dönmes from the seventeenth century until the modern times
  • Discusses early modern and modern Ottoman crypto-religious identities
  • Examines the much-contested history of the Judeo-Islamic sect, Dönmes and their contribution to the Jewish, Ottoman and Turkish Republican Modernity
  • Incorporates Ottoman, Turkish, Hebrew and European written and oral sources