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The Resource A nation of empire : the Ottoman legacy of Turkish modernity, Michael E. Meeker, (electronic resource)

A nation of empire : the Ottoman legacy of Turkish modernity, Michael E. Meeker, (electronic resource)

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A nation of empire : the Ottoman legacy of Turkish modernity
Title
A nation of empire
Title remainder
the Ottoman legacy of Turkish modernity
Statement of responsibility
Michael E. Meeker
Title variation
Ottoman legacy of Turkish modernity
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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DLC
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Meeker, Michael E
Dewey number
306/.09565
LC call number
HN656.5.B57
LC item number
M44 2002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Islam and politics
  • Black Sea Coast (Turkey)
  • Black Sea Coast (Turkey)
Summary expansion
This innovative study of modern Turkey is the result of many years of ethnographic fieldwork and archival research. Michael Meeker expertly combines anthropological and historical methods to examine the transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic in a major region of the country, the eastern Black Sea coast. His most significant finding is that a state-oriented provincial oligarchy played a key role in successive programs of reform over the course of more than two hundred years of imperial and national history. As Meeker demonstrates, leading individuals backed by interpersonal networks determined the outcome of the modernizing process, first during the westernizing period of the Empire, then during the revolutionary period of the Republic. To understand how such a state-oriented provincial oligarchy was produced and reproduced along the eastern Black Sea coast, Meeker integrates a contemporary ethnographic study of public life in towns and villages with a historical study of official documents, consular reports, and travel narratives. A Nation of Empire provides anthropologists, historians, and students of Eastern Europe and the Middle East with a new understanding of the complexities and contradictions of modern Turkish experience
Label
A nation of empire : the Ottoman legacy of Turkish modernity, Michael E. Meeker, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-405) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000208244
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520234826
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001004242
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000208244
Label
A nation of empire : the Ottoman legacy of Turkish modernity, Michael E. Meeker, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-405) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000208244
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520234826
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001004242
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000208244

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