This booklet explores how Ottoman Muslims and Christians understood the phenomenon of conversion to Islam from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries. The Ottomans governed over a wide non-Muslim inhabitants and conversion to Islam used to be a contentious topic for all groups, specifically Muslims themselves. Ottoman Muslim and Christian authors sought to outline the bounds and club in their groups whereas selling their very own non secular and political agendas. Tijana Krstic argues that the creation and flow of narratives approximately conversion to Islam used to be important to the articulation of Ottoman imperial id and Sunni Muslim "orthodoxy" within the lengthy sixteenth century.

Placing the evolution of Ottoman attitudes towards conversion and converts within the broader context of Mediterranean-wide spiritual developments and the Ottoman contention with the Habsburgs and Safavids, Contested Conversions to Islam attracts on a number of assets, together with first-person conversion narratives and Orthodox Christian neomartyologies, to bare the interaction of person, (inter)communal, neighborhood, and imperial tasks that inspired the method of conversion.

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