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Kurdish Notables and the Ottoman State: Evolving Identities, Competing Loyalties, and Shifting Boundaries

Kurdish Notables and the Ottoman State: Evolving Identities, Competing Loyalties, and Shifting Boundaries


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ISBN-13: 9780791459935
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 02/12/2004
Series: SUNY series in Middle Eastern Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.78(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Hakan Özogálu is the Ayasli Senior Lecturer in Turkish Studies at the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents


Note on Transliteration and Translation

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1. Introduction

The Role of Kurdish Nationalism in the Emergence of the Turkish Republic
A Brief Discussion on Nationalism
Different Interpretations of Nationalism
Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Development of Identity
Nationalism in the Kurdish Case
Nationalism and Notables in the Ottoman Empire
Boundaries of the Research
Organization and General Arguments of the Chapters

2. Evolution of Group Identity: The Kurds and Kurdistan in Historical Texts

Origin of the Kurds
Kurds and Kurdistan in Medieval Sources
Serefhan Bitlisi
The Seventeenth Century: Ahmed-i Hani
Evliya Çelebi: A View of an Ottoman Traveler
Kurds and Kurdistan in the Late Ottoman Period
Kürdistan: The First Kurdish Newspaper
Semseddin Sami
The Post-World War I Period

3. State-Tribe Relations: Ottoman Empire and Kurdish Tribalism Since the Sixteenth Century

Tribe, Emirate, and the Kurds
Theoretical Framework
Definition of Kurdish Tribes
Kurdish Tribalism Prior to the Ottoman Conquest
Ottoman-Safavid Relations and "Kurdistan"
Ottoman Administration in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Classical Ottoman Administration
Ottoman Administration in Kurdistan
Decreasing Level of Kurdish Autonomy
Ottoman Administrative Policies in Nineteenth-Century Kurdistan
Conclusion: Consequences of Ottoman Rule

4. Kurdish "Protonationalism"?: The Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

The Nationalist Dimension of Kurdish Militancy
Bedirhan Pasha and His Revolt of 1847
The Naqshbandi Semdinan Family and Sayyid Ubeydullah
A Transformation to Nationalism: Two Kurdish Cultural and Political Organizations, 1908–20
Kürt Teavün ve Terakki Cemiyeti, or the Society for the Mutual Aid and Progress of Kurdistan (SMPK)
Kürdistan Teali Cemiyeti, or the Society for the Advancement of Kurdistan (SAK) of 1918

5. The Role of Preexisting Ties and Notables in the Emergence of Kurdish Nationalism

The Naksibendi Semdinan Family
Sayyid Abdulkadir
The Bedirhani Family
Emin Ali Bedirhan
Celadet Ali and Kamuran Ali Bedirhan
Other Members of the SAK in the Bedirhani Family
The Cemilpasazade Family
Ekrem Cemilpasa
Kadri Cemilpasa (Zinar Silopi)
Shaykh Sefik Efendi
Mehmet Serif Pasha
Bediüzzaman Said Nursi
Hizanizade Bitlizli Kemal Fevzi

6. Concluding Remarks and Suggestions for Further Research

Directions for Further Research in the Republican Period




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