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Long‐term seismicity of Istanbul and of the Marmara Sea region
We examine the long-term seismicity of the Marmara Sea region in Turkey over a period of twenty centuries to attempt to answer two questions: (1) how well recorded in history is the earthquakeExpand
Osman's Dream: The Story of the Ottoman Empire 1300-1923
The Ottoman chronicles recount that the first sultan, Osman, dreamt of the dynasty he would found -- a tree, fully-formed, emerged from his navel, symbolising the vigour of his successors and theExpand
‘The Treacherous Cleverness of Hindsight’: Myths of Ottoman Decay
‘Anyone who wants an outline grasp of history, the core of all subjects, can grasp it here.’ Thus wrote The Economist in 1993 of a short history of the world by an eminent Oxford historian. The indexExpand
Unpublished Ottoman archival information on the seismicity of the Balkans during the period 1500-1800
The addition of Ottoman sources to the corpus of material available for the study of the seismicity of the successor states of the Ottoman Empire, appears to offer a chance to enhance ourExpand
The Sakarya River - Lake Sapanca - Izmit Bay canal project : A reappraisal of the historical record in the light of new morphological evidence
L'etude d'une photographie de la zone situee entre le lac Sapanca et la baie d'Izmit au 1/35.000eme a permis d'identifier deux canaux, l'un de 2 km de long et de 20 metres de large, l'autre de 6 kmExpand
Historical-archaeological investigations at Akkerman (Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky) fortress, Ukraine 2009
6 Historical-archaeological investigations at Akkerman (Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky) fortress, Ukraine 2009 Victor Ostapchuk, Julian Bennett, Svitlana Bilyayeva, Olena Fialko, Caroline Finkel, RichardExpand
The seismicity of the Eastern Mediterranean Region during the turn of the Eighteenth Century
This paper draws on previously unpublished historical documents, supplemented by the re-examination of published but not readily accessible sources, to investigate the seismicity of the EasternExpand