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Doug Howard, selected publications


The History of Turkey: The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations. Westport: CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001.

Articles and Book Chapters

“From Manual to Literature: Two Treatises on the Ottoman Timar System.” Acta Orientalia 61 (2008): 87-99.

“Genre and Myth in the Ottoman Advice for Kings Literature.” In The Early Modern Ottomans: Remapping the Empire, edited by Virginia Aksan and Daniel Goffman, 137-166. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

 “It Was Called ‘Palestine’: The Land, History, and Palestinian Identity.” Fides et Historia 35, no. 2 (Summer/Fall 2003).

“Ottoman Administration and the Timar System: Sûret-i Kânûnnâme-i ‘Osmânî Berây-ı Tîmâr Dâden.” Journal of Turkish Studies 20 (1996): 46-125.

“Historical Scholarship and the Classical Ottoman Kānūnnāmes.” Archivum Ottomanicum 14 (1995/96): 79-109.

“With Gibbon in the Garden: Decline, Death and the Sick Man of Europe.” Fides et Historia 26 (1994): 22-37.

“Central and Provincial Administrative Interaction in Timar Bestowals in the Early Seventeenth Century.” In Decision Making And Change In The Ottoman Empire, edited by Caesar Farah, 81-87. Kirksville, Mo.: The Thomas Jefferson University Press, 1993.

“The Life and Career of an Ottoman Sipahi, Second Half of the Sixteenth Century.” In Aspects of Altaic Civilizations III, edited by Denis Sinor, 47-57. Bloomington, Ind.: Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies, 1990.

“Ottoman Historiography and the Literature of ‘Decline’ of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.” Journal of Asian History vol. 22, no. 1 (1988): 52-77.

“The Historical Development of the Ottoman Imperial Registry (Defter-i hakanî), Mid-Fifteenth to Mid-Seventeenth Centuries.” Archivum Ottomanicum 11 (1986 [1988]): 213-230.

“‘Ayn ‘Ali Efendi and the Literature of Ottoman Decline (Abstract).” Turkish Studies Association Bulletin 11, no. 1 (March, 1987): 18-20.

“The BBA Ruznamçe Tasnifi: A New Resource for the Study of the Ottoman Timar System.” Turkish Studies Association Bulletin 10, no. 1 (March, 1986): 11-19.


İnalcık, Halil. The Balkans and the Middle East Under the Ottoman Empire.  Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Turkish Studies, 1993. Translations of five articles, previously published in Turkish, in a collection edited by their author.

Review Essay

“Three Recent Ottoman Histories” for Turkish Studies Association Journal 28, no. 1-2 (2004 [2008]): 52-57.

Book Reviews

Book reviews published in Journal of Asian History, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, and regularly in The Turkish Studies Association Bulletin