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Soucek, Svatopluk

Overview
Works: 43 works in 153 publications in 2 languages and 4,892 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Naval history  Atlases  Catalogs  Military history  Maps  Biographies  Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Contributor, Annotator
Classifications: DK856, 958
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Most widely held works by Svatopluk Soucek
A history of inner Asia by Svatopluk Soucek( )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Svat Soucek's book offers a short and accessible introduction to the history of Inner Asia. The narrative, which begins with the arrival of Islam, charts the rise and fall of the different dynasties right up to the Russian conquest. Dynastic tables and maps augment and elucidate the text. The contemporary focus rests on the seven countries which make up the core of present-day Eurasia, that is Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Sinkiang and Mongolia. Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, renewed interest in these countries has prompted considerable political, cultural, economic and religious debate. While a divergent literature has evolved in consequence, no comprehensive survey of the region has been attempted. Soucek's history promises to fill this gap and to become an indispensable source of information for anyone studying or visiting the region.--Publisher description
An historical geography of Iran by V. V Bartolʹd( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a compendium of the rich archeological and literary evidence on the Iranian world in its larger sense, comprising part of what is now Soviet Central Asia and Afghanistan as well as Iran proper.Originally published in 1984.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Piri Reis & Turkish mapmaking after Columbus : the Khalili portolan atlas by Svatopluk Soucek( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ottoman naval commander and cartographer Piri Reis played a leading role in transmitting the discoveries made on Columbus's first voyage to the inhabitants of the Muslim lands around the Mediterranean. The Khalili portolan atlas is a fine, hand-drawn example of the cartographic tradition established by Piri Reis. It also contains a series of city views, including unprecedented depictions of Galata, on the northern shore of the Golden Horn, and of Candia in Crete, which reflect the vitality of Ottoman topographical painting in the late seventeenth century. Soucek's analysis shows how Reis's work represented a fusion of the Islamic world view with European map-making traditions
Islamic manuscripts in the New York Public Library by Barbara Schmitz( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This multifaceted publication includes a catalogue of over 3,200 Persian, Indian-Islamic, Turkish, and Arabic miniatures in The New York Public Library, principally from its Spencer Collection, accompanied by more than 300 photographs, 24 in color; a catalogue of all Islamic manuscripts in the Library qua manuscripts - notable among these are 400 Arabic manuscripts from the Library's Manuscripts and Archives Department that principally come from a library of the writings and manuscript of a prominent Baghdad family, formed over a period of 300 years. Current critical bibliographies of Islamic miniature painting are presented in introductions to the sections on Arabic, Persian, Indian-Islamic, and Turkish illustrated manuscripts. There are also descriptions of all significant bookbindings, in leather and lacquer-painted, and illuminations, most prominently numerous Qurans and Quranic commentaries." "This book represents the first comprehensive publication of a collection of Islamic miniature painting in a major American library or museum."--Jacket
The Persian Gulf : its past and present by Svatopluk Soucek( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Persian Gulf occupies a crucial geostrategic position. Its importance for civilization began in remote antiquity and has continued to the present. Traditionally it served as a catalyst for trade and cultural exchange, now it is best known for the vast reserves of oil and natural gas that lie along its coasts both underground and under the sea bottom. These belong to a series of modern states including Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. This book presents a history of the Persian Gulf both before and after the discovery of these resources and describes the region's natural setting and cultural contribution."--Jacket
Memoirs of a janissary by Konstanty Michałowicz( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Konstantin Mihailović, born a Christian Serb in the early 15th century, was kidnapped by Ottoman Turks and brought to Anatolia, where he was trained as a Janissary--the elite corps of the Ottoman army made up entirely of converted Christian boys. As a Janissary, Konstantin was an eyewitness to important events such as Sultan Mehmet II's sieges of Belgrade and Constantinople in 1453 and the campaign against Count Dracula. In 1463, his garrison of Janissaries was captured by the Hungarian king, and he opportunistically redeclared his Christian faith. He drew on his unique first-hand experience with the Turks to write his memoirs, which became a "bestseller" in Central and Eastern Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. These memoirs were published as a cautionary tale about the heathen customs of the Turks, and as a guide to military practices and customs of the Turkish army. One reason for its success was that the Turks had not only overrun the Balkans but also threatened the heart of Europe with sieges of Vienna between 1529 and 1683. Mihailović provides salient details of Turkish military subterfuge, the Turks' disregard for truce agreements, and their shocking actions during the battles and beyond, including the standard beheading of the captured kings. The siege and conquest of Constantinople and Trebizond reads like a chronicle of treachery, yet also of military genius. Mihailović describes magnificent court scenes and encounters with the great Khans of the Tatars and with Hungarian and Serbian kings, as well as scenes from daily life in the Ottoman Empire. -- Back cover
Studies in Ottoman naval history and maritime geography by Svatopluk Soucek( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the maritime wars of the Turks by Kâtib Çelebi( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Arabia is inextricably tied to the history of Islam. The Prophet Muhammad came from Arabia, and the most important religious centers for Muslims are located in the Arab cities of Mecca and Medina. However, Arabs already had a history reaching back over one and a half millennia when Muhammad entered the stage. Since the ninth century B.C.E. they had been an integral force in determining the fate of the Middle East, establishing themselves as a major power in the seventh century C.E. and with the rise of the caliphate expanding the borders of the Arab world far beyond the Middle East into North Africa and Spain, and even into France. Since that time, Arab history has been intimately connected with European history. Medieval European arts and sciences would have been unthinkable without the brilliant culture of the Arab empire. Only in the modern era has this relationship been marked by a growing European hegemony, which continues to encumber relations between the West and the Arab world to the present day. In this volume, Heinz Halm offers a compact and comprehensible overview of the history and culture of the Arabs from the first references in the inscriptions of Assyrian kings to the most recent developments of contemporary Arab nations
Ottoman maritime wars, 1700-1914 by Svatopluk Soucek( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piri Reis & Turkish mapmaking after Columbus : with a facsimile reproduction of the Khalili portolan atlas by Svatopluk Soucek( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ottoman maritime wars, 1416-1700 by Svatopluk Soucek( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tunisia in the Kitab-i bahriye by Pirî Reis( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of inner Asia by Svatopluk Soucek( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pîrî Reis & Turkish Mapmaking after Columbus by Svatopluk Soucek( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piri Reis & Turkish mapmaking after Columbus : the Khalili Portolan atlas by Svatopluk Soucek( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Ottoman naval history and maritime geography by Svatopluk Soucek( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical geography of Iran by Wilhelm Barthold( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Ottoman Naval History and Maritime Geography by Svatopluk Soucek( )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2019 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tunisia in 'Kitab-i bahriye' by Piri Reis by Svatopluk Soucek( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tunisia in Kitab-i bahriye by Pirî Reis( )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Piri Reis & Turkish mapmaking after Columbus : the Khalili portolan atlasThe Persian Gulf : its past and presentStudies in Ottoman naval history and maritime geographyPiri Reis & Turkish mapmaking after Columbus : with a facsimile reproduction of the Khalili portolan atlasA short history of inner AsiaPiri Reis & Turkish mapmaking after Columbus : the Khalili Portolan atlasStudies in Ottoman naval history and maritime geography
Alternative Names
Soucek, S.

Soucek, S. (Svatopluk)

Souček, Svat

Souček, Svatopluk.

Svat Soucek Amerikaans historicus

Svat Soucek historiador estadounidense

Svat Soucek historiador estatunidenc

Svat Soucek historiador estauxunidense

Svat Soucek historien américain

Svat Soucek storico statunitense

Svatopluk Souček

سوات سوچک

Languages
English (122)

Czech (1)