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Ottoman Imperial Diplomacy: A Political, Social and Cultural History

Ottoman Imperial Diplomacy: A Political, Social and Cultural History
Dogan Gurpinar

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The Ottoman Empire maintained a complex and powerful bureaucratic system which enforced the Sultan's authority across the Empire's Middle-Eastern territories. This bureaucracy continued to gain in power and prestige, even as the empire itself began to crumble at the end of the nineteenth century. Through extensive new research in the Ottoman archives, Dogan Gurpinar assesses the intellectual, cultural and ideological foundations of the diplomatic service under Sultan Abdulhamid II. In doing so, Ottoman Imperial Diplomacy presents a new model for understanding the formation of the modern Turkish nation, arguing that these Hamidian reforms- undertaken with the support of the 'Young Ottomans' led by Namik Kemal- constituted the beginnings of modern Turkish nationalism. This book will be essential reading for historians of the Ottoman Empire and for those seeking to understand the history of Modern Turkey.

Author Info

Dogan Gurpinar is Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Middle East Studies at Harvard University.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Series: Library of Ottoman Studies

ISBN: 9781780761121
Publication Date: 29 Sep 2013
Number of Pages: 288
Height: 234
Width: 156
Illustrations: 8 integrated bw

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