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
     
 

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.

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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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Table of Contents

Introduction: Class Formation and the Ottoman Empire3
1Ottoman Structure, Social Groups, and Westernization20
2War, Ottoman Officials, and Western Institutions: Rise of the Bureaucratic Bourgeoisie44
3Trade, Ottoman Merchants, and Western Goods: Rise of the Commercial Bourgeoisie87
4"Civilization," Ottoman Intellectuals, and Western Ideas: Polarization Within the Bourgeoisie117
Conclusion: The Emergence of a Bifurcated Ottoman Bourgeoisie138
Appendix143
Notes145
References185
Index209

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