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The emergence of public opinion : state and society in the late Ottoman empire /
Murat R. Şiviloğlu.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
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xii, 319 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
1107190924, 9781107190924, 9781108128926
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Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
isbn
1107190924
9781107190924
9781108128926
contents note
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Historical background; 2. A bureaucratic public sphere; 3. The world of Ismail Ferruh Efendi; 4. The schooling of the public; 5. The emergence of a reading public after C.1860; 6. 'The Turkish Revolution'; Conclusion.
abstract
Nineteenth-century Ottoman politics was filled with casual references to public opinion. Having been popularised as a term in the 1860s, the following decades witnessed a deluge of issues being brought into 'the tribune of public opinion'. Murat R. Siviloglu explains how this concept emerged, and how such an abstract phenomenon embedded itself so deeply into the political discourse that even sultans had to consider its power. Through looking at the bureaucratic and educational institutions of the time, this book offers an analysis of the society and culture of the Ottomans, as well as providing an interesting application of theoretical ideas concerning common political identity and public opinion. The result is a more balanced and nuanced understanding of public opinion as a whole.
catalogue key
12019305
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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