Marc David Baer, a historian of Religion and Islamic history, is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine.
Baer's book has many strengths. ... Baer demonstrates in theoretically and empirically rich chapters a growing awareness and assertion of reliogious identities in the context of social crisis. * Charles L. Wilkins, Journal of the American Oriental Society *
Baer has produced a well-writtien, nuanced account of the reign of Mehmed IV. * Metin Kunt Journal of Islamic Studies *
This is a fascinating work of historical retrieval * Philip Lewis, Muslim World Book Review *