Marc David Baer, a historian of Religion and Islamic history, is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine.
This is a fascinating work of historical retrieval * Philip Lewis, Muslim World Book Review * Baer has produced a well-writtien, nuanced account of the reign of Mehmed IV. * Metin Kunt Journal of Islamic Studies * 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 *