Katip Çelebi and his world an intellectual between reason and sacred law
Baştürk, Barış Abdullah (2012) Katip Çelebi and his world an intellectual between reason and sacred law. [Thesis]
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This work attempts to analyze Katip Çelebi, one of the most prominent intellectuals of the 17th century. Based on Mizan ül-Hak and Düstur ül-Amel, that he wrote and Tarih-i Kostantiniyye ve Kayasıre and Tarih-i Frengi Tercümesi that he edited, this thesis, aims to explore Katip Çelebi's thoughts on social, political, legal and historical areas. The work considers Katip Çelebi within the perspective of Early Modern Era, in which religious law and reason often coexisted. This work is also aims to explore Katip Çelebi's thoughts on 17th century crisis, society and authority as well as his understanding of the ideal society. This thesis also aims to discuss the responses of Katip Çelebi to the popular debates of the 17th century and old debates of the Islamic-Ottoman cultural milieus. Basing on the works that Katip Çelebi edited, the work attempts to analyze how Katip Çelebi presented the texts to the Ottoman cultural milieu.
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