Formation of the Modern State: The Ottoman Empire, Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries (Google eBook)

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Syracuse University Press, 2005 - History - 183 pages
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With extensive new material, this classic book - now in a second edition - challenges the current paradigm of the societal decline as inadequate for understanding the Ottoman society and state during this period. Rifa'at 'Ali Abou-El-Haj reevaluates the established historical view of the Ottoman Empire as an Eastern despotic nation-state in decline and instead analyzes it as a modern state comparable to contemporary states in Europe and Asia.
  

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Contents

The Study
1
Epilogue
61
Theorizing Beyond the NationState
73
Appendix A
95
Appendix B
101
Appendix C
113
Appendix D
121
Notes
125
Bibliography
163
Index
177
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