Dynastic Loyalty and Allegiances: Ottoman Resilience During the Seventeenth Century Crisis

Part of the Queenship and Power book series (QAP)


Langlois explores the ways that the Ottoman Empire navigated a turbulent seventeenth century and what Geoffrey Parker terms a “Global Crisis,” through novel policies of marriage-brokering and networking, changes in the system of economic administration, a growth of charitable patronage, and new forms of political leadership, all of which ultimately contributed to the survival of the Ottoman dynastic system. This century is set apart due to the degree to which historians can correlate climate change and conflict throughout the world. It bore witness to multiple imperial collapses. This chapter also closely surveys the role female agency played in the empire’s endurance and draws attention to the high-ranking women who were instrumental in shaping the direction of the empire throughout the period by extending and securing loyalty to the dynasty.


Seventeenth Century Crisis Ottoman Empire Global Crisis Imperial Harem Turhan 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Nevada, Las VegasLas VegasUSA

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