Ottoman-Southeast Asian Relations: Sources from the Ottoman Archives, is a product of meticulous study of İsmail Hakkı Kadı, A.C.S. Peacock and other contributors on historical documents from the Ottoman archives. The work contains documents in Ottoman-Turkish, Malay, Arabic, French, English, Tausung, Burmese and Thai languages, each introduced by an expert in the language and history of the related country. The work contains documents hitherto unknown to historians as well as others that have been unearthed before but remained confined to the use of limited scholars who had access to the Ottoman archives. The resources published in this study show that the Ottoman Empire was an active actor within the context of Southeast Asian experience with Western colonialism. The fact that the extensive literature on this experience made limited use of Ottoman source materials indicates the crucial importance of this publication for future innovative research in the field.
Contributors are: Giancarlo Casale, Annabel Teh Gallop, Rıfat Günalan, Patricia Herbert, Jana Igunma, Midori Kawashima, Abraham Sakili and Michael Talbot
İsmail Hakkı Kadı, is an Associate Professor at Istanbul Medeniyet University. He has published on Ottoman-Southeast Asian relations and Ottoman-Dutch relations including Ottoman and Dutch Merchants in the Eighteenth Century: Competition and Cooperation in Ankara, Izmir, and Amsterdam (Brill, 2012).
A.C.S. Peacock is Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic History at the University of St Andrews. He has published widely on the history of the Islamic world including the edited volume From Anatolia to Aceh: Ottomans, Turks and Southeast Asia, coedited with Annabel Teh Gallop (Oxford University Press, 2015).
All interested in Southeast Asian studies, Ottoman History, colonialism as well as Islam and its impact on intercontinental interactions between the Middle East and Southeast Asia.