Writing the Ottoman Mystery Novel

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Hatzi-Yavrouda of Kos, an Exceptional Storyteller

Spring Lecture @ SRII


A Swedish Girl in Turkey of the 1920s

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Feminism as Transformative Politics

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Refugees and Mass Migration to Istanbul in the Wake of World War I

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


Judeans of the Babylonian Exile

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


1918: The Concept of the “New Life”and “Emancipated” Women in Turkey

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


Water Management at Labraunda

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


The Colonnaded Streets of Roman Palestine

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


The Spanish Flu of 1918 and the Ottoman Empire

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


The Second Great War

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


Ottoman Cinema from 1917-1919

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


RWI Lecture II: The Future of Human Rights in Europe

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


The Ottoman Economy in 1918

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


Monumental inscriptions and their stories

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Towards the Extreme: Black Metal Music in Turkey

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Labraunda Day

Seminar @ SRII


Anatolian Landscapes

Conference @ IFEA


Cisterns, Water Supply and Risk in the Greek World

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Public Space Mobilization and its Consequences

Seminar @ Bogazici University


Ideas, Persons, and Transfers: Russian-Turkish Interaction Between 1917 - 2017

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


Romani Studies at SRII

Seminar @ SRII


Turkiye´de Kapital Cevirilerinin Macerasi

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


Battleship Potemkin in History and in the Movie

Autumn Lecture @ Cezayir Salonu


Exile, Political and Economic Migration in the Ottoman Empire

Conference @ CEZAYIR Toplanti Salonu


Labraunda Day

Conference @ SRII


Transformations of public space

Seminar @ SRII


Ethnographic research on historical knowledge in Kyrgyzstan

Jarring Lecture @ Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm


A City Altered by the Population Exchange

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


A Study on Existential Meaning- Making Coping with Cancer

Discussion Seminar @ SRII


Today Talks: Borders, Nations, Citizens

Seminar @ SRII


Ottoman Monuments in Kavala

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


Images of the Past - Kavala & Its Region

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


An Overview of the History of Kavala (end of the 14th c - 1912)

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


Old Oaks in Turkey – an unknown treasure

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Syrien i Sverige

Conference @ Etnografiska muséet


Today Talks: Nomads & Wanderers

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Today Talks: Crossing Borders

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Beyond Rome

Conference @ Stockholm


Today Talks: Memory of Things

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


How Can Religion Contribute to Peace in Cyprus?

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Today Talks: Fact & Fiction

Seminar @ SRII


Labraunda Day

Conference @ SRII


SRII Seminar - Internet Suzerainty

Seminar @ SRII


Symbolic Aspects of Architecture

Conference @ SRII


Cultural Heritage in Times of Armed Conflicts

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Today Talks - Ideas on the Roads

Seminar @ SRII


Turkey and Azerbaijan: One Religion - Two States?

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Backwards into the Future: Erdogan´s New Turkey

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Assessing Urban Expansion of Istanbul 2000-2013

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


SRII Seminar - Den Levande Kakelplattan

Seminar @ SRII


Today Talks - Personal Space & Invasion of Privacy

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


The Revival of Pagan Cult Sites in Late Antiquity

Spring Lecture @ SRII


IDP Business Meeting

Workshop @ SRII


Istanbul ´s Urban Heritage: Protection and Threats

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Swedish-Turkish Relations Today

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Today Talks -Modern Day Traditions

Seminar @ SRII


Today Talks - Technology and Education

Seminar @ SRII


Welcome Reception

Seminar @ SRII


Today Talks - Faith and Tolerance

Seminar @ SRII


Labraunda Day

Conference @ SRII


Today Talks - Gendered VS Queered Design

Seminar @ SRII


Rhetoric and Politics

Occasional Lecture @ SRII


Today Talks - LGBT; Why? When? Where?

Seminar @ SRII


Today Talks - Istanbul, city of migrants

Seminar @ SRII


The 2014 Jarring Lecture

Jarring Lecture @ SRII



Conference @ SRII


In Science (Alone) We Trust?

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


New Religiosities and Science

Workshop @ Workshop @ Orient-Institut Istanbul


Summer school 2014

Master's Course @ SRII


Klassisk arabiska: Modersmål eller orakelmål?

Discussion Seminar @ SRII


Nationhood and Citizenship in Turkish Friday Sermons

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Edebiyat Atölyesi

Workshop @ SRII


Polygonal columns in ancient Greek architecture

Discussion Seminar @ SRII


International Relations in Historical Perspective

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Today Talks - Türkiye´de Kadin Üzerine:

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Literary History

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Gendered Violence as Legal Constructions:

Seminar @ Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul


Today Talks - Today´s Public Space

Seminar @ SRII


Alevi Identity Revisited

Spring Lecture @ Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul


Research Seminar

Seminar @ Istanbul Institute


Imperial rulership and universal hierarchies in Early Byzantine art

Occasional Lecture @ British Institute of Archaelogy at Ankara


The Central Asian Migrant Experience in Turkey and Russia

Workshop @ Department of Sociology, Bogaziçi University


Türk Edebiyati Üzerine Bir Sohbet

Seminar @ srii


Mobility,Acculturation and Identity Formation

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Critical Area/Regional Studies

Workshop @ Malmö University


Labraunda Day

Workshop @ Swedish research institite in Istanbul


Images of Power and Violence

Workshop @ SRII


Post-Soviet Central Asia in a New Eurasia Discourse

Occasional Lecture @ Gediz University,Izmir


Litterär Salong - Drabbad av Rumi

Seminar @ SRII


Vad händer egentligen i Turkiet?

Seminar @ SFII - Stockholm


The SRII Eastern Turkey Seminar 2013

Seminar @ South-eastern Turkey



Workshop @ SRII

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Transactions of the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul is a peer reviewed series that publishes monographs and collections of scholarly works such as conference proceedings.

After a process of peer-reviewing of submitted manuscripts, the editorial committee accepts contributions in English on the MENA region, Turkey and Central Asia within the fields of Social and Human Sciences. The committee consists of scholars from the universities of Södertörn, Lund, and Uppsala that represents the different fields of interest covered by the series. Scholars interested in publishing their work in this series can contact the scientific editor of the journal (link) for further information on the procedures and guidelines.


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Vol.23 (2019) Constantinople as Center and Crossroad

Edited by Olof Heilo and Ingela Nilsson, ISBN 978-91-85333.98-1


Introduction:Olof Heilo & Ingela Nilsson with Ragnar Hedlund

Byzantion, Zeuxippos, and Constantinople: The emergence of an imperial city- Ragnar Hedlund

Crossing the Straits in the Search for a Cure: Travelling to Constantinople in the Miracles of its healer saints-  Grigori Simeonov

When and How Were Byzantine Miliaresia Brought to Scandinavia? Constantinople and the dissemination of silver coinage outside the empire- Fedir Androshchuk

Mediating the Eastern Frontier: Classical models of warfare in the work of Nikephoros Ouranos- Annalinden Weller

A Medieval Cosmopolis: Constantinople and its foreigners- Claudia Rapp

Disturbed Orders: Architectural representations in Saint Mary Peribleptos as seen by Ruy González de Clavijo- Mabi Angar

Argyropolis: A diachronic approach to the study of Constantinople’s suburbs- Isabel Kimmelfield

Belgrade Toponyms along the Bosphorus: From the Belgrade Forest to the Belgrade Gate- Milos Petrovic

‘New and Rare Items Coming from India and Turkey’: Changing perceptions of Islamic artefacts in Early Modern Italy- Federica Gigante

A Mediterraneanizing Approach: Constantinople as a nexus - Lee Beaudoen

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transactions-22.jpg - 200x305 pxVol. 22 (2015) Borders and the Changing Boundaries of Knowledge

Eds. Inga Brandell, Marie Carlson and Önver A. Çetrez, ISBN 978-91-978813-3-3


Introduction - Inga Brandell, Marie Carlson, Önver A. Çetrez

From Knowledge to Borders
Knowledge at the service of the British Empire: The Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia - Nelida Fuccaro
Knowledge production and the World Values Survey: Objective measuring with ethno-centric conclusions - Åsa Lundgren
“Going ashore in Byzantium”: On border crossings in Swedophone travelogues from Mount Athos in the 1950s and 60s - Helena Bodin
The research topic as a guideline - Etienne Copeaux

From Borders to Knowledge
Reading borders and reading as crossing borders - Johan Schimanski
“Are you going to write as we think or as you think?”: On troubled positions, borders and boundaries among immigrant women in a Swedish context - Marie Carlson
Travel and translation: The Case of Karin Johnsson - Tetz Rooke
Changing the boundaries of knowledge: Talking about the silence and the break - Setenay Nil Doğan
“I feel Swedish, but my parents are from there…”: Crossing of identity borders among Assyrian youth in a multicultural context - Önver A. Çetrez
Bakhtin’s conceptual contributions to changes in the boundaries of knowledge - Jostein Børtnes

Borders and Knowledge Back and Forth
Challenging boundaries in the literary field: A perspective from translation studies . Şehnaz Tahir Gürçağlar
Sabir – On the boundaries of knowledge, nation and language - Inga Brandell
Ottoman interculture: A short interview with Saliha Paker on her studies in Ottoman translation history

Stylistic and thematic changes in the Kurdish novel - Hashem Ahmadzadeh
List of Contributors

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Islam and the Quest for Modern ScienceVol. 21 (2014) Islam and the Quest for Modern Science

Conversations with Adnan Oktar, Mehdi Golshani, Mohammed Basil Altaie, Zaghloul El-Naggar, Bruno Guiderdoni and Nidhal Guessoum

Stefano Bigliardi, Center For Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University, ISBN 978-91-978813-2-6


Chapter 1, Just a Servant of God - Conversation with Adnan Oktar/Harun Yahya
Chapter 2, A Qur’anic Metaphysics for Science and a Common Ground for Monotheistic Religions - Conversation with Mehdi Golshani
Chapter 3, Paving the Way for the Reformation of Islam - Conversation with Mohammed Basil Altaie
Chapter 4, There Can Be Many Deviations from This Main Straight Path - Conversation with Zaghloul R. M. El-Naggar
Chapter 5, It is Light and Darkness - Conversation with Bruno Abd-al-Haqq Guiderdoni
Chapter 6, A Reconstruction of the Two Sides - Conversation with Nidhal Guessoum
Glossary - by Dr Tauseef Ahmad Parray (Aligarh Muslim University, India)

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transactions-20.jpg - 120x184 pxVol. 20 (2011) Istanbul as Seen from a Distance

Centre and Provinces in the Ottoman Empire

eds. Elisabeth Özdalga, Sait Özervarli and Feryal Tansug, ISBN 9789197881319

Part I
1. J Holm, Stockholm as seen from a Distance
2. J. Retsö, Constantinople and the Early Islamic Conquests
3. B. Masters, Arab Attitudes towards the Ottoman Sultanate, 1516-1798

Part II
4. L. Peirce, Becoming Ottoman in 16th Century Aintab
5. N. Lafi, Petitions and Accommodating Urban Change in the Ottoman Empire
6. V. Kechriotis, Contesting the Imperial Centre: Political Elites in Smyrna and their rivalry with Istanbul
7. F. Tansug, Istanbul and the Aegean Islands: Imroz in the mid-19th Century

Part III
8. M. Boqvist, Visualising the Ottoman Presence in Damascus: Interpreting 16th Century Building Complexes
9. H. Kayali, A Glimpse from the Periphery; Medina in the Young Turk Era
10. A. Rahim Abu Husayn, One Ottoman Periphery Views Another: Depictions of the Balkans in the Beirut Press, 1876-1908

Part IV
11. T. Rooke, Nostalgia, Admiration and Critique: Istanbul in Arabic Travel Accounts from the Early 20th Century
12. S. Zubaida, Iraqi Memoirs of Ottomans and Arabs: Ma’ruf al-Rusafi and Jamil Sidqi al-Zahawi
13. M. Fazlhashemi, Istanbul’s Intellectual Environment and Iranian Scholars of the Early Modern Period

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transactions-19.jpg - 120x181 pxVol. 19 (2010) Contested Sovereignties

Government and Democracy in Middle Eastern and European Perspectives

eds. Elisabeth Özdalga and Sune Persson ISBN 9789197881302

1. E. Özbudun, Turkey’s Constitutional Problem and the Search for a New Constitution
2. L. Köker, Contesting “Sovereignty”: Turkey’s Constitutional Problem in the Light of New Conceptualizations
3. V. Kechriotis, The Second Constitutional Period of the Ottoman Empire: A Disputed Legacy
4. I. Sunar, Turkey, the Cultural Factor and the European Union
5. O. Petersson, The Swedish Constitution of 1809
6. D. Mukhopadhyay, Ambition and Retreat: State-Building in Afghanistan and the Persistence of Informal Power
7. S. Darnolf, Pakistan’s Justice Sector: Defending or Diluting the Constitution?
8. S. Zubaida, Role and Strength of Institutions: the Contrasting Cases of Iran and Iraq
9. E. Picard, Consensus Democracy at its Limits: Lebanon in Search of Electoral Reform
10. S. Persson, Ruling with or without a Constitution: Israel and Palestine
11. A-K. Jonasson, Is Monarchy Compatible with Democracy? The Constitutional framework and Royal Initiatives for Democracy in Jordan
12. C. Hassabo, When Constitutional Amendments Mean Authoritarian Consolidation: The Case of Egypt.
13. F. Kohstall, Morocco’s Monarchical Legacy and its Capacity to Implement Social Reforms
14. S. Gustavsson, European Transnational Constitutionalism: End of History, or a Role for Legitimate Opposition?

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Vol. 18 (2007) Education in 'multicultural' Societies

Turkish and Swedish Perspectives

eds. Marie Carlson, Annika Rabo & Fatma Gök, ISBN 9789186884208

1. M Carlson & A. Rabo, Introduction
2. A. Özturkmen, Challenges in „Multicultural? Education Historical Ethnography of a Multicultural Education: A Critical Memory of the 1970s–80s
3. A. Rabo, Reorganising Teacher Education in Sweden: Paradoxes of Diversity
4. T. Kanci & A. Gul Altinay, Educating Little Soldiers and Little Ayses: Militarised and Gendered Citizenship in Turkish Textbooks
5. I. Lindberg, Multilingual Education: A Swedish Perspective
6. F. Gök, The Girls? Institutes in the Early Period of the Turkish Republic
7. M. Gögüs Tan, Women, Education and Development in Turkey
8. M. Carlson, Images and Values in Textbooks and Practice: Language Courses for Immigrants in Sweden
9. K. von Brömssen, Reflections on Pupils? Talk about Religion in Sweden
10. A. Akpinar, The Making of a Good Citizen and Conscious Muslim through Public Education: The Case of Imam Hatip Schools
11. A.-S. Holm & Elisabeth Öhrn, Strategies for Empowerment Crossing Boundaries? Complexities and Drawbacks to Gendered Success Stories
12. M. Apak, IMECE: A Women?s Self-Empowerment Practice in a Shantytown of Istanbul 199-214
13. L. Soysal, (In)formal Institutions, Culture and Educating Migrant Girls: The View from Berlin
14. Ove Sernhede, Microphone Prophets and Schooling Outside School: The Global Tribe of Hip-Hop and Immigrant Youth in "The New Sweden"
15. F. Gök, The History and Development of Turkish Education
16. S. Hartman, The Development of the Swedish Educational System

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transactions-17.jpg - 120x190 pxVol. 17 (2006) Gypsies and the Problem of Identities

Contextual, Constructed and Contested

eds. Adrian Marsh & Elin Strand ISBN 91-86884-17-4

E. Strand and A. Marsh, In Memoriam: The Scholarship of Nabil Sobhi Hanna and Angus Fraser
1. T Acton, Romani Politics, Scholarship, and the Discourse of Nation-building: Romani Studies in 2003
2. A. Marsh, “…the strumming of their silken bows” The Firdausi Legend of Bahram Gür in the Context of Narratives of Origin in Romani Histories
3. P. Polansky, Using Oral Histories and Customs of the Kosovo Roma as a Guide to their Origins
4. I. Hancock, On Romany Origins and Identity – Questions for Discussion
5. V. Novoselsky, European Roma in the State of Israel
6. E. Strand, Romanlar and Ethno-Religious Identity in Turkey: A Comparative Perspective
7. M. Özünal, Makus Ma! Me de Rom Sinom! Images of
8. Gypsies in the Turkish lands 1
9. E. Hansen and K. Johansson, The Cultural Heritage of the Roma and Resande represented in the Malmö Museer
10. I. Cederberg, The International Romani Writers Association
11. S. Bladh, The Abdals of Sulukule Images of Gypsies in the Turkish lands 2
12. S. Kolukirik, Perceptions of Identity Amongst the Tarlabasi Gypsies, Izmir
13. E. Sobotka, Human Rights and Policy Formulation towards the Roma in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary
14. U. Mischek, Mahalle Identity – Roman (Gypsy) Identity under Urban Conditions
15. A. Oprisan, An Overview of the Romanlar in Turkey
16. A. Marsh, Ottoman Gypsies and Taxation: A comment on Cantemir’s “…about the Gypsy people, who are numerous in the Turkish country”
17. B. Streck, Nabil Sobhi Hanna: A Personal Reflection
18. E. Marushiakova and V. Popov, The Turkish Gypsies in the Balkans and the Countries of Former Soviet Union
19. E. Onaran Incirlioglu, Where exactly is Çinçin Baglari?
20. A. Williams, The Current Situation of the Dom in Jordan R. Benninghaus, Afterword

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transactions-16.jpg - 120x189 pxVol. 16 (2006) The Last Dragoman

The Swedish Orientalist Johannes Kolmodin as Scholar, Activist, and Diplomat

ed. Elisabeth Özdalga ISBN 91-86884-14-X

1. E Özdalga, Introduction
2. S. Kahle, Johannes Kolmodin: His Youth, Political Thinking and Life with the Turks Reflected in His Letters to His Parents
3. L.O. Eriksson, The Swedish Evangelical Mission as a Background to Johannes Kolmodin’s Life and Work
4. E. Gebremedhin, Zanta Tsazzegan Hazzegan: Johannes Kolmodin’s Contribution to the Understanding of Eritrean Highland Culture
5. C-G. Kolmodin, Friends and Compatriots: Sven Hedin, Sven Lidman and Nathan Söderblom
6. I. Sanner, Contradictions of Modernity: Cultural Life in Sweden during the First Decades of the Twentieth Century
7. T. Örn, Swedish Foreign Policy at the Time
8. C-G. Kolmodin, An Ill-matched Couple: The Envoy Gustaf Wallenberg and the Dragoman Johannes Kolmodin
9. E. Özdalga, Excerpts from the Diplomatic Reports
10. C. Toll, Semitic Philology and Truth: An Aesthetic View of Scholarship by One of Johannes Kolmodin’s Successors


transactions-15.jpg - 120x186 pxVol. 15 (2005) Prospects for Democracy in Central Asia

ed. Birgit N. Schlyter ISBN 9186884166,

Part I: Political Pluralism and Civic Space
1. S Blank, For a Transition to Democracy in Central Asia
2. M. Kabiri, The Tajik Experience of a Multiparty System – Exception or Norm?
3. M. Hall, Tajikistan at the Crossroads of Democracy and Authoritarianism
4. P. Akçali, Democracy and Political Stability in Kyrgyzstan
5. T. Hinnemo, The Blocked Road to Turkmen Democracy
6. V.S. Khan, On the Problem of Revival and Survival of Ethnic minorities in Post-Soviet Central Asia
7. B.N. Schlyter, The Karakalpaks and Other Language Minorities under Central Asian State Rule

Part II: Interstate Issues
8. M. Fredholm, Russia and Central Asian Security
9. I. Torbakov, Turkey and Post-Soviet Eurasia: Seeking a Regional Power Status
10. A. Cohen, US Security Policy in central Asia after the 9/11 Attack
11. A. Ahmadov, Dividing the Caspian: Conflicting Geopolitical Agendas among Littoral States
12. T. Dadabaev, Water Politics and Management of Trans- Boundary Water Resources in Post-Soviet Central Asia
13. G. Björklund, People, Environment and Water Security in the Aral Sea Area

Part III: Trends of Thought in the Public Discourse
14. N. Kiliç-Schubel, Poetry and Political Dissent in Central Asia from a Historical Perspective: The Chaghatay Poet Turdi
15. D. Azimova, Democratization as a Global Process and Democratic Culture at Central Asian Elite and Grass-Roots Levels
16. M.Y. Liu, Post-Soviet Paternalism and Personhood: Why Culture Matters to Democratization in Central Asia
17. B. Balci, Uzbek and Uyghur Communities in Saudi Arabia and Their Role in the Development of Wahhabism in Pre sent-Day Central Asia
18. M. Sen, Turkish Islamist Entrepreneurs in Central Asia
19. B.N. Schlyter and M. Tabor, Epilogue: Reflections on recent Elections


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ed. Bo Utas & Annika Rabo ISBN 9186884131

1. A. Rabo & B. Utas, The role of the state in West Asia
2. K. Ulusoy, War, mobilisation and the economy
3. R. Micallef, Turkish women write war
4. Ö. Z. Oktav, A brief survey of Turkish-Iranian relations during the second half of the 1990's
5. B. Turam, What does the secular state have to do with revivalist Islam? The Turkish case and the Gülen movement
6. H. Ahmadzadeh, Traces of statelesness in the Kurdish novel
7. P. Sluglett, The urban bourgeoisie and the colonial state: understanding current Syrian policy towards Hatay
8. B Isaksson & A Lahdo, Reflections on the linguistic situation in Anatolia and Northern Syria from a Semitist's perspective
9. A Rabo, Aleppo traders and the Syrian state
10. J. Amid & A Hadjikhani, The state, technological capacities and technical exchange in Iran
11. H. Bani-Shoraka, Language policy and language planning: Some definitions
12. C. Jahani, State control and its impact on languages in Balochistan
13. E. Melander, State manipulation or nationalist ambition? Assessing the causes of the Nagorno-Karabakh war
14. M. Kobaidze & K. Vamling, The balance of languages in post-soviet Georgia


transactions-13.jpg - 120x187 pxVol. 13 (2005) Interaction and Isolation in Late Byzantine Culture

ed. Jan Olof Rosenqvist ISBN 1850439443

1. B Kiilerich, Aesthetic Aspects of Palaiologan Art in Constantinople: Some Problems
2. Ø. Hjort, “Oddities” and “Refinements”: Aspects of Architecture, Space and Narrative in the Mosaics of Kariye Camii
3. K. Hult, Theodore Metochites as a Literary Critic
4. R. Gothóni, Mount Athos during the Last Centuries of Byzantium
5. H. Torp, A Consideration of the Wall-Paintings of the Metropolis at Mistra
6. S. Sande, The Petropigi Fortress: A Late Byzantine and Early Ottoman Statio on the Via Egnatia
7. E. Balicka-Witakowska, The Holy Face of Edessa on the Frame of the Volto Santo of Genoa; the Literary and Pictorial Sources
8. B. Bydén, “Strangle Them with These Meshes of Syllogisms!”: Latin Philosophy in Greek Translations of the Thirteenth Century
9. C. Troelsgård, Tradition and Transformation in Late Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Chant


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Sufi women, visibility, and Zikir in contemporary Istanbul C. Raudvere 247 p., ISBN 91-86884-11-5

Encountering sufism in contemporary Istanbul Access, visibility, and mobility. Islam in Turkey after 1983 Gönenli's group. Sufi women constructing rooms of their own "Get exuberant with Zikir". Women in command of commemorative prayers Political sufism and spiritual islamism



transactions-11.jpg - 120x185 pxVol. 11 (2002) Autonomy and Dependence in the Family

Papers read at a conference held at the SRII, eds. R, Liljeström & E. Özdalga 286 p., ISBN 0-415-30635-3

1. Introduction
2. E. Özdalga, Contrasting Modernities

Patterns of autonomy and interdependence
C. Kagitcibasi, Cross cultural perspectives on family change
G. Kyle, Married and degraded to legal minority: The Swedish married woman during the emancipation
period, 1858-1921
R. Liljeström, The strongest bond on trial
A-K. Kollind, What the history of family counselling has to say about family relations
S. Bastug, Household and family in contemporary Turkey: An historical perspective
S. Erder, Urban migration and reconstruction of the kinship networks. The case of Istanbul
Couples, children and families in pictures

Fairness and equity
M. Bäck-Wiklund, The family and the welfare state: A route to de-familialization
U. Björnberg & A-K. Kollind, Equality - a contested concept
T. Einarsdottir, Who rules in the core of the family?
D. Sunar, Change and continuity in the Turkish middle class family
H. Bolak, Family work in working class households in Turkey
R. Liljeström & E. Özdalga, Epilogue: Seeing oneself through the eyes of the other


transactions-10.jpg - 120x185 pxVol. 10 (2001) Sufism music and society in Turkey and the Middle East

Papers read at a conference held at the SRII, 27-29 November, 1997 eds. A. Hammarlund, T. Olsson & E. Özdalga 168 p.,
ISBN 0-7007-1148-1

Part I: Tasavvuf and music
A. Schimmel. The role of music in Islamic mysticism

Part II: Method and aesthetics
D. Österberg, General socio- musicological concepts: Expression, structure, and context
A. Shiloah, Patterns of change and continuity in liturgical and ritual music
A. Hammarlund, Sacral, secular or sacred? An essay on music and aesthetic emancipation

Part III: Structure and evolution
W. Feldman, Structure and evolution of the Mevlevi Ayin: the case of the third Selâm
I. Evrim Binbas, music and Samâ' of the Mavlaviyya in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth centuries: origins, ritual and formations
E. Seroussi, From the court and Tarikat to the synagogue: Ottoman art music and Hebrew sacred songs

Part IV: Change and continuity in the modern era
C. Behar, The technical modernization of Turkish Sufi music: The case of the Durak
O. Tekelioglu, An inner history of "Turkish music revolution"-demise of a music magazine
N. Karakayali, An introduction to the history of music debates in Turkey
N. Clayer, Tasavvuf, music and social change in the Balkans

Part V: Sufi music and the media
J. During, Sufi music and rites in the era of mass reproduction techniques and culture


transactions-9.jpg - 120x185 pxVol. 9 (1999) Naqshbandis in Western and Central Asia

Change and Continuity

Papers read at a conference held a the SRII, 9-11 June, 1997 ed. E. Özdalga 187 p., ISBN 0-7007-1269-0 (h.c.) or 0-7007-1147-3 (p.b.)

1. H. Algar, From Kashghar to Eyüp: The lineages and legacy of Sheikh Abdullah Nidai
2. I. Togan, The Khafi, jahri controversy in Central Asia revisited
3. J-A Gross, The Waaf of Khoja 'Ubayd Allah Ahrâr in nineteenth century Central Asia: A preliminary study of the Tsarist record
4. B. Abu-Manneh, A note on "Rashahat-i 'Ain al-Hayay" in the nineteenth century
5. I. Ortayli, The policy of the Sublime-porte towards Naqshbandis and other Tariqas during the Tanzimat period
6. V. Schubel, Post-Soviet hagiography and the reconstruction of the Naqshbandi tradition in contemporary Uzbekistan
7. F. Shakely, The Naqshbandi sheikhs of Hawraman and the heritage of Khaliddiyya-Mujaddidiyya in Kurdistan
8. L. Stenberg, Naqshbandiyya in Damascus: Strategies to establish and strengthen the order in a changing society
9. B. Utas, The Naqshbandiyya of Afghanistan on the eve of the 1978 copu d'état
10. H. Yavuz, The matrix of modern Turkish Islamic movements: The Naqshbandi Sufi order
11. F. Atacan, A portrait of a Naqshbandi sheikh in modern Turkey
12. K. Özal, Twenty years with Mehmed Zahid Kotku: A personal story


transactions-8.jpg - 120x185 pxVol. 8 (1998) Alevi identity

Cultural, religious and social perspectives Papers read at a conference held a the SRII, 25-27 November, 1996 eds. T. Olsson, E. Özdalga & C. Raudvere 210 p., ISBN 0-7007-1087-6 (h.c.) or 0-7007-1088-4 (p.b.)

1. I. Mélikoff, Bektashi/Kizilbas: Historical bipartition and its consequences
2. E. Cornell, On Bektashism in Bosnia.
3. D. Shankland, Anthropology and ethnicity: The place of ethnography in the new Alevi movement.
4. K. Vorhoff, Academic and journalistic publications on the Alevi and Bektashi of Turkey
5. F. Bilici, The function of Alevi-Bektashi theology in modern Turkey
6. R. Cakir, Political Alevism versus political Sunnism: Convergences and divergences
7. H. Rittersberger-Tilic, Development and reformulation of a returnee identity as Alevi
8. R. Camuroglu, Alevi revivalism in Turkey
9. F. Bozkurt, State-community relations in the restructuring of Alevism
10. I. Ortayli, Ottoman modernisation and sabetaism.
11. J. During, A critical survey on Ahl-e Haqq studies in Europe and Iran
12. J. Skovgaard-Petersen, Taqiya or civil religion? Druze religious specialists in the framework of the Lebanese confessional state
13. A. Layish, The Druze religious will as a political instrument
14. M. Aringberg-Laanatza, Alevis in Turkey-Alawites in Syria: Similarities and differences
15. T. Olsson, The gnosis of mountaineers and townspeople. The religion of the Syrian Alawites, or the Nusairis
16. C. Raudvere, Urban visions and religious communities: Access and visibility
17. T. Olsson, Epilogue: The scripturalization of Ali-oriented religions


transactions-7.jpg - 120x185 pxVol. 7 (1997) Civil Society Democracy and the Muslim World

Papers read at a conference held a the SRII, 28-30 October, 1996 eds. E. Özdalga & S. Person 143 p., ISBN 07007-10-531

1. B. Beckman, Explaining democratization, notes on the concept of civil society
2. I. Sunar, Civil society and Islam
3. S.J. Al-Azm, Is Islam secularizable
4. B. Tibi, The cultural underpinning of civil society in Islamic civilization: Islam and democracy - bridges between the civilizations.
5. S.E. Ibrahim, From Taliban to Erbakan, The case of Islam, civil society and democracy
6. G. Therborn, Beyond civil society: Democratic experiences and their relevance to the "Middle East"
7. M. Sariolghalam, Prospects for civil society in the Middle East: An analysis of cultural impediments
8. L. Köker, National identity and state legitimacy: Contradictions of Turkey's democratic experience
9. E. Özdalga, Civil society and its enemies: Reflections on a debate in the light of recent developments within the Islamic student movement in Turkey
10. E. Özbudun, Civil society and democratic consolidation in Turkey
11. Å. Lundgren, The European Union as a democracy-promoter
12. I. Brandell, Labour, civil society and democratization in North Africa
13. O. Törnquist, Civil society and divisive politicisation: experiences from popular efforts at democratisation in Indonesia


transactions-6.jpg - 120x185 pxVol. 6 (1996) Symbolae turcologicae

Studies in honour of Lars Johanson on his sixtieth birthday 8 March 1996 eds. Á. Berta, B. Brendemoen & C. Schönig 246 p., ISBN 91-86884-07-7

1. M. Adamovic, Ordinalia im Bolgarischen
2. K. Agyagasi, Ein neues Mitglied der türkischen Wörterfamilie mit der Bedeutung 'Zwilling'
3. A. Berta, Zur Frage der Kausativsuffixe im Kiptschakischen
4. H. Boeschoten, Zur Charakterisierung des Kodekopierens
5. B. Brendemoen, Case merge in the Black Sea dialects-a kartvelian substrate feature
6. N. Demir, Einige Merkmale yörükischer Dialekte
7. G. Doerfer, Die Sprache Gada'is
8. M. Erdal, On applying 'causatice' to 'passive', mainly in Turkish
9. P. Golden, The Cerni Klobuci
10. E.A. Grunina
11. T. Hayasi, The dual status of possessive compounds in modern Turkish
12. G. Hazai, Beobachtungen zum Vokalismus des Lehngutes im Mittelosmanischen
13. J. Janhunen, Khamnigan data on the Turkic name of Lake Baikal
14. M.Kirchner, Zwei osmanische Bearbeitungen des persischen Qâbusnâma als Quelle zur türkischen Sprachgeschichte
15. R.A. Miller, Trk. *l2, *r2 and Korean
16. K. Musayev, Dravidian-Tukic-Sanskrit lexical comparisons
17. K. Röhrborn, Studien zum neologistischen Wortschatz des Türkischen: Bildung von Verbalabstrakta durch Konversion und subtraktive Wortbildung
18. A. Ròna-Tas, An ”Avar” word: terem
19. F. Rundgren, Turkish baska and diger, Aramaic tub, and Old Persian pasava. A Contribution to the Theory of Translation
20. A.M. Šcerbak, Irregular sound correspondences in Turkic lan-guages conditioned by reborrowing from Mongolian
21. W.-E. Scharlipp, Some remarks on the so-called Dative Suffix -a/-ä in the Yenissey Inscriptions
22. C. Schönig, Ist *kä?mä ‘haltbar Gemachtes (Fleisch, Fisch)’ wirklich ein samojedisches Lehnwort im Sajantürkischen?
23. E. Taube, Zur gegenwärtigen Situation der Tuwiner im westmongolischen Altai
24. T. Tekin, On the Origin of the Turkic Genitive Suffix
25. P. Zieme, Aus einem alttürkischen Kommentar zum Goldglanzsutra
26. E.A. Csató, Bibliography of Lars Johanson’s Works


transactions-5.jpg - 120x185 pxVol. 5 (1994) Arabic Prosody and Its Applications in Muslim Poetry

eds. L. Johanson & B. Utas 145 p., ISBN 91-86884-06-9

1. L. Johanson, Introduction: Formal aspects of 'arud versification
2. B. Brendemoen, Imale in der osmanischen und tschagataischen Dichtung
3. J.T.P. de Bruijn, The individuality of the Persian metre khafîf
4. G. Doerfer, Gedanken zur Entstehung des ruba'i
5. B.H. Flemming, Notes on 'aruz in Turkish collections
6. G. Lazard, La mètre épique baloutchi et les origines du motaqâreb
7. H. Palva, Quantitative or accentual? Metrical problems of the contemporary Bedouin qasida
8. J. Retsö, The treatment of final syllables in the Classical Arabic metres: The linguistic background
9. W. Stoetzer. Arabic metrics between quantity and stress
10. F. Thiesen, A typical Hafez qazal
11. A. Tietze, The neutralisation of syntactic rules in poetry (exemplified by Ottoman metrical poetry)
12. B. Utas, Arabic and Iranian elements in New Persian prosody


transactions-4.jpg - 120x185 pxVol. 4 (1993) Aspects of late Antiquity and early Byzantium

Papers read at a Colloquium held at the SRII 31 May - 5 June 1992 eds. L. Rydén & J.O. Rosenqvist 173 p., ISBN 91-86884-05-0

1. H. Montgomery, The parting of the ways: Byzantium and It-aly in the fifth century
2. B. Utas, Byzantium seen from Sasanian Iran
3. J. Retsö, The road to Yarmuk: The Arabs and the fall of the Roman power in the Middle East
4. R. Holthoer, Byzantine Egypt: Cultures in collision
5. W. Witakowski, Syrian monophysite propaganda in the fifth to seventh centuries
6. A. Hultgård, Armenia in change and crisis, The Byzantine im-pact
7. S. Sande, The icon and its origin in Graeco-Roman portraiture
8. B. Kiilerich, Sculpture in the round in the early Byzantine pe-riod: Constantinople and the east
9. Ø. Hjort, Augustus Christianus-Livia Christiana: Sphragis and Roman portrait sculpture
10. H. Torp, Thessalonique paléochrétienne: Une esquisse
11. L. Rydén, Gaza, Emesa and Constantinople: Late ancient cities in the light of hagiography
12. J.O. Rosenqvist, Asia Minor on the threshold of the Middle Ages: Hagiographical glimpses from Lycia and Galatia
13. G. af Hällström, The duties of an emperor according to Justin-ian I
14. A. Berger, Überlegungen zur frühbyzantinischen Stadtplanung in Konstantinopel
15. P-J Nordhagen, The mosaics of the Great palace of Constan-tinople: A note on an archaeological puzzle


transactions-3.jpg - 120x185 pxVol. 3 (1991) Prints from Kashghar

The printing office of the Swedish mission in Eastern Turkestan. History and production, with an attempt at a bibliography by Gunnar Jarring. 140 p., ISBN 91-86884-04-2

1. The origin and growth of the Swedish Mission in Eastern Turkestan
2. The literary activities of the Swedish Mission
3. The printing-office during the Eastern Turkestan revolution of the 1930’s
4. Unfinished business
5. Bibliography of publications printed in Kashghar
6. Appendix: publications printed in Kashghar
7. Glossary of words occurring in the titles and elsewhere in the text
8. Index of titles in Arabic script
9. Index of personal names
10. List of references
11. Abbrevations


transactions-2.jpg - 120x185 pxVol. 2 (1989) On both sides of Al-Mandab

Ethiopian, South-Arabic and Islamic studies presented to Oscar Löfgren on his ninetieth birthday 13 May 1988 by colleagues and friends 168 p., ISBN 91-22-01289-3

1. A.F.L. Beeston, The chain of al-Mandab
2. E. Gebremedhin, The anaphora of St. Cyril of Aleandria in the liturgical practice of the Ethiopian orthodox church, observations on the text and the interpretation of the Ge'ez version.
3. A.Jamme, A new Qatabanian dedicatory inscription to the god Basamum, Ja 3198
4. G. Jarring, Good form and polite phrases among the Turks of southern Sinkiang
5. W. Leslau, The Ge'ez and the Arabic vocabulary
6. W. Madelung, Imam al-Qasim ibn Ibrahim and Mu'tazilism
7. W.W. Müller, Ein himjarischer Satz bei al-Malik al-Asraf
8. R. Pankhurst, Childhood in traditional Ethiopia: Work, education and preparation for adult life and literacy
9. J. Ryckmans, Une table à libations avec inscription sabéenne provenant du Gawf du Yémen
10. R.B. Serjeant, Yafi', Zaydis, Al Bu Bakr b. Salim and others: tribes and Sayyids
11. G. Svedlund, Notes on some negative morphems in written and colloquial Arabic
12. C. Toll, The 10th Maqala of al-Hamdani's Sara'ir al-hikma. Some observations
13. R. Traini, Un caso singolare di garib al-luga (dal ms. Ambrosiano àrabo H 94)
14. J. Tubiana, Le mariage musulman dit "préférentiel", remarques et hypothèses
15. H. Nordesjö, List of publications by Oscar Löfgren


transactions-1.jpg - 120x185 pxVol. 1 (1988) Turcica et orientalia

Studies in honour of Gunnar Jarring on his eightieth birthday 12 October 1987 204 p., ISBN 91-86884-02-6

1. N.A. Baskarov, K probleme kitajskich zaimstvovanij v tjurkskich jazykach
2. B. Brendemoen, Some remarks on Claes Brodersson Rålamb and his contemporaries
3. U. Ehrensvärd, Die Belagerung von Djerba im Jahre 1560
4. A. v. Gabain, Das Staatsbewusstein im uigurischen Königreich von Qoco, 840 - 1400
5. W.H. Haussig, Überlegungen zum Namen der Türken
6. L. Johansson, Grenzen der Turcia; Verbindendes un Trennendes in der Entwicklung der Türkvölker
7. S. Kahle, Theatre in Pakistan 1952 - 1957
8. K.H. Menges Etymologika zu den türkischen und anderen altajischen Ausdrücken für "werden, sitzen, wohnen, sein; Staub, Erde; zerkleinern, zerreiben, Mehl; in kleinen Teilchen"
9. J. Rohnström, The Turkish incunabula in the Royal Libarary
10. S. Rosén, The Pseudo-Koreans revisited
11. D. Sinor, The Turkic title tutuq rehabilitaded
12. C. Toll, A hoard of Osman Turkish silver coins from Bahrayn minted at Basra in 982 - 1032 A.H. = 1574 - 1623 A.D.
13. B. Utas, A 19th century inscription at Persepolis and the Swedish physician G. Fagergren
14. T. Örn, The Indian army under the Ray
15. P. Ekström & U. Ehrensvärd, A note on the Jarring collection of Eastern Turki and other oriental manuscripts in Lund university library


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