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Late Ottoman society : the intellectual legacy /
edited by Elisabeh Özdalga.
imprint
London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2005.
description
xvii, 348 p. : ill.
ISBN
0415341647
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imprint
London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2005.
isbn
0415341647
general note
Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada.
catalogue key
5393215
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Reviews
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'All of the articles in this volume are useful introductions to their respective areas of emphasis. This volume is highly recommended to students and scholars alike interested in the intellectual legacy of the late Ottoman Empire' - Kent Schull, Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, Volume 40 Number 2, December 2006 'Readers concerned with these subjects should not neglect this book, for which Ozdalga is to be greatly congratulated' -Omer Turan, International Journal of Middle East Studies, November 2007
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When the Ottomans commenced their modernizing reforms in the 1830s, they still ruled over a vast empire. This text compares the intellectual atmospheres between the pre-republican and the republican periods & identifies the roots of authoritarianism in the intellectual heritage of the earlier period.
Main Description
This volume brings together a fascinating set of essays dealing with intellectual developments in late Ottoman society. Under the impact of European expansionism and modernization, the Ottoman Empire underwent profound transformations. Through the chapters the reader will make the acquaintance of outstanding personalities such as the Ottoman historian Ahmed Cevdet, the radical atheist Abdullah Cevdet, and the nationalist/socialist Ziya Gokalp; intellectual movements like the Westerners (Garpcilar), part of the larger Young Turk opposition; ideologies like Pan-Islamism, constitutionalism and liberalism; religious institutions like the state mufti; educational institutions like theMulkiye(School of Public Administrations) and the Christian community schools and printing and publishing activities, including the women's magazineHanimlara mahsus gazette(The Ladies' Own Gazette).
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When the Ottomans commenced their modernizing reforms in the 1830s, they still ruled over a vast empire. In addition to today's Turkey, including Anatolia and Thrace, their power reached over Mesopotamia, North Africa, the Levant, the Balkans, and the Caucasus. The Sultanate was at the apex of a truly multi-ethnic society. Modernization not only brought market principles to the economy and more complex administrative controls as part of state power, but also new educational institutions as well as new ideologies. Thus new ideologies developed and nationalism emerged, which became a political reality when the Empire reached its end. This book compares the different intellectual atmospheres between the pre-republican and the republican periods and identifies the roots of republican authoritarianism in the intellectual heritage of the earlier period.
Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
Ottoman Sources of Kemalist Thought
Blueprints for a Post-Scientific Society: Late Ottoman Materialists on Science, Religion, and Art
Whom Did Ahmed Cevdet Represent
Women in Late-Ottoman Intellectual History
Turban and Fez: Ulema as Opposition
Pan-Islamism in Practice: The Rhetoric of Muslim Unity and its Uses
'Kutup ve Resail-I Mevkute': Printing and Publishing in a Multi-ethnic Society
Christian Community Schools during the Ottoman Reform Period
Levantine State Muftis - An Ottoman Legacy?
Albanian Students of the Mekteb-i Mulkiye: Social Networks and Trends of Thought
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