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The Ottoman Empire and the World Economy: The Nineteenth Century
     

The Ottoman Empire and the World Economy: The Nineteenth Century

by Resat Kasaba
 

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The Ottoman Empire is approahced through analysis of its political economy based on world systems theory. Relations with Europe constituted one of the key factors that shaped the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. Yet a comprehensive account of the nature, development, and consequences of these realtions has, until now, never been developed. This book moves beyond

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The Ottoman Empire is approahced through analysis of its political economy based on world systems theory. Relations with Europe constituted one of the key factors that shaped the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. Yet a comprehensive account of the nature, development, and consequences of these realtions has, until now, never been developed. This book moves beyond the narrow framework of Euro-Ottoman relations, and places Europe at the center of the expanding world economy as it examines the impact of this global system on the Ottoman Empire. Its main contention is that the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire was the culmination of a long term process whereby the Ottoman territories became integral parts of the European-centered world economy, and Ottoman state a subordinate member of the interstate system.

In addition to the broad processes eminating from outside, the author focuses on the transformation of the political, economic, and social structures in the Ottoman Empire. The changes in processes of production, networks of trade, and relations among various social groups are described on the basis of archival material on western Anatolia.

Considering world affairs and Ottoman developments simultaneously makes this work unique in its field. This approach captures the transformation of the Ottoman Empire during the nineteenth century in all its complexity. In addition to providing original information about western Anatolia, the books also offers a general model for combining the macro concerns of historical sociology with detailed research in social history.

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Kasaba (international studies, U. of Washington) presents his analysis of the political economy of the Ottoman Empire based on a world systems theory contending that its dissolution was the culmination of a long-term process where by the Ottoman territories became integral parts of the European-centered world economy and the Ottoman state a subordinate member of the interstate system. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887068058
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
12/06/1988
Series:
SUNY series in Middle Eastern Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Resat Kasaba is Assistant Professor of International Studies and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington.

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