Rise of the Bourgeoisie, Demise of Empire: Ottoman Westernization and Social Change / Edition 1

Rise of the Bourgeoisie, Demise of Empire: Ottoman Westernization and Social Change / Edition 1

by Fatma Muge Gocek
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195099257

ISBN-13: 9780195099256

Pub. Date: 02/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press

What are the causes of imperial decline? This work studies the Ottoman empire in the 18th and 19th centuries to argue that the Ottoman imperial decline resulted from a combination of Ottoman internal dynamics with external influences. Specifically, it contends that the split within the Ottoman social structure across ethno-religious lines interacted with the

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What are the causes of imperial decline? This work studies the Ottoman empire in the 18th and 19th centuries to argue that the Ottoman imperial decline resulted from a combination of Ottoman internal dynamics with external influences. Specifically, it contends that the split within the Ottoman social structure across ethno-religious lines interacted with the effects of war and commerce with the West to produce a bifurcated Ottoman bourgeoisie. This bourgeoisie, divided into disparate commercial and bureaucratic elements, was able to challenge the sultan but was ultimately unable to salvage the empire. Instead, the Ottoman empire was replaced by the Turkish nation-state and others in the Balkans and the Middle East. This work will appeal to students of sociology and Ottoman studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195099256
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.43(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.85(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

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