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The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire
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The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire: The Rise of the Halveti Order, 1350-1650

John J. Curry


One of more poorly understood aspects of the history of the Ottoman Empire has been the flourishing of Sufi mysticism under its auspices. This study tracks the evolution of the Halvetî order from its modest origins in medieval Azerbaijan to the emergence of its influential Sa'bâniyye branch, whose range extended throughout the Empire at the height of its expansion. By carefully reconstructing the lives of formerly obscure figures in the history of the order, a complex picture emerges of the connections of Halvetî groups with the Ottoman state and society. Even more importantly, since the Sa'bâ ... More

Keywords: Ottoman Empire, Sufi mysticism, Halvetî order, Azerbaijan, Sa'bâniyye, northern Anatolian mountains, Ottoman subjects

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748639236
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639236.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John J. Curry, author

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