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Related Books on the Ottoman Empire

  Palgrave Macmillan and our Distribution Partners offer a variety of new books from top academics in the fields of Middle East and Ottoman studies.

Learn more about the history, people, and politics that made up this largest and longest-lasting empire, and the legacy left by the Ottomans throughout the world today.

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Innovation and Empire in Turkey

Sultan Selim III and the Modernisation of the Ottoman Navy

Ottoman naval technology underwent a transformation under the rule of Sultan Selim III. New types of sailing warships such as two- and three-decked galleons,...

Tuncay Zorlu

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The Constitutional System of Turkey

1876 to the Present

While providing an analysis of Ottoman-Turkish constitutional developments since the first constitution of 1876, this book focuses on the present...

"...While providing an analysis of Ottoman-Turkish constitutional developments since the first constitution of 1876, this book focuses on the present.... While providing an analysis of Ottoman-Turkish constitutional developments since the first constitution of 1876, this book focuses on the present constitutional system of Turkey based on the Constitution of 1982. This Constitution, a product of the military regime of 1980-1983, strongly reflects the authoritarian, statist and tutelary mentality of..."

Ergun Özbudun

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Turkey Since 1989

Angry Nation

Since its re-emergence as nation-state in 1923, Turkey has often looked like an odd appendix to the West situated in the borderlands of Europe and the Middle...

"...Since its re-emergence as nation-state in 1923, Turkey has often looked like an odd appendix to the West situated in the borderlands of Europe and the Middle.... Since its re-emergence as nation-state in 1923, Turkey has often looked like an odd appendix to the West situated in the borderlands of Europe and the Middle East, economically backward, inward looking, marred by political violence, yet a staunch NATO ally, it has been eyed with suspicion by both "East" and "West." The momentous change..."

Kerem Öktem

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Tauris Academic Studies

The Transformation of Turkey

Redefining State and Society from the Ottoman Empire to the Modern Era

In 1923, the Modern Turkish Republic rose from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire, proclaiming a new era in the Middle East. However, many of the contemporary...

Fatma Müge Göçek

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Political culture and institutions may cause the development of authoritarian party organizations. Yet what constitutes their structure and what explains their...

Pelin Ayan Musil

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Jerusalem in World War I

The Palestine Diary of a European Diplomat

When World War I broke out in Europe in the autumn of 1914, a young diplomat was sent to Jerusalem to take charge of the Spanish consulate in the city. Antonio...

By Conde de Ballobar, Eduardo Manzano Moreno and Roberto Mazza

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Ottoman Nizamiye Courts

Law and Modernity

A fresh look at one of the most important landmarks in the passage of the Ottoman Middle East to modernity during the late nineteenth century, this book...

Avi Rubin

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This book provides an exploration of the ways in which children learned and were taught to read, against the background of the transition from Ottoman Empire...

"...This book provides an exploration of the ways in which children learned and were taught to read, against the background of the transition from Ottoman Empire.... This book provides an exploration of the ways in which children learned and were taught to read, against the background of the transition from Ottoman Empire to Turkish Republic. This study gives us a fresh perspective on the transition from empire to republic by showing us the ways that reading was central to the construction of moder..."

Benjamin C. Fortna

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Ottoman Haifa

A History of Four Centuries under Turkish Rule

Under Ottoman rule, the city of Haifa, located at the southern point of the largest bay on the coast of what today is Israel, was transformed from a...

"...Under Ottoman rule, the city of Haifa, located at the southern point of the largest bay on the coast of what today is Israel, was transformed from a.... Under Ottoman rule, the city of Haifa, located at the southern point of the largest bay on the coast of what today is Israel, was transformed from a scarcely-inhabited fortress town to a major modern city. This book details the history of Haifa under the Ottomans during the period 1516-1918. Alex Carmel uses a variety of original sources to unc..."

Alex Carmel

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The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650

The Structure of Power

A revised and expanded second edition of a highly-praised account of the structure of the government of the Ottoman Empire to the mid-seventeenth century....

Colin Imber

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The Holy Roman Empire and the Ottomans

From Global Imperial Power to Absolutist States

The Holy Roman Empire covered much of Europe and lasted for over a millennium, but has long been regarded as ineffective and largely irrelevant to broader...

Mehmet Sinan Birdal

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Reinstating the Ottomans

Alternative Balkan Modernities, 1800-1912

This book focuses on the western Balkans in the period 1800-1912, in particular on the peoples and social groups that subsequent national histories would later...

Isa Blumi

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Artisans of Empire

Crafts and Craftspeople Under the Ottomans

The manufacture and trade in crafted goods and the men and women who were involved in this industry -- including metalworkers, ceramicists, silk weavers,...

Suraiya Faroqhi

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Tauris Academic Studies

The Transformation of Ottoman Crete

Revolts, Politics and Identity in the Late Nineteenth Century

The island of Crete under Ottoman rule in the nineteenth century saw successive revolts from its majority Christian population, who were set on union with the...

Pinar Senisik

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Tauris Academic Studies

Late Ottoman Palestine

The Period of Young Turk Rule

The decisive consequences of the Young Turk Revolution of 1908 had ramifications over the entire Ottoman Empire -- and the Ottoman territory of Palestine was...

By Yuval Ben-Bassat and Eyal Ginio

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Gender and Society in Turkey

The Impact of Neoliberal Policies, Political Islam and EU Accession

In promising women equal citizenship rights and promoting gender equality, Turkey's recent welfare reforms appear to address fundamental problems-the...

By Saniye Dedeoglu and Adam Yavuz Elveren

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Tauris Academic Studies

Allies with the Infidel

The Ottoman and French Alliance in the Sixteenth Century

In 1543, the Ottoman fleet appeared off the coast of France to bombard and lay siege to the city of Nice. The operation, under the command of Admiral...

"...In 1543, the Ottoman fleet appeared off the coast of France to bombard and lay siege to the city of Nice. The operation, under the command of Admiral.... In 1543, the Ottoman fleet appeared off the coast of France to bombard and lay siege to the city of Nice. The operation, under the command of Admiral Barbarossa, came in response to a request from François I of France for assistance from Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent in France’s struggle against Charles V, the Habsburg Holy Roman Emperor and..."

Christine Isom-Verhaaren

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The Well-Protected Domains

Ideology and the Legitimation of Power in the Ottoman Empire 1876-1909

How did the late Ottoman Empire grapple with the challenge of modernity and survive? Rejecting explanations based on the concept of an "Islamic empire," or the...

"...How did the late Ottoman Empire grapple with the challenge of modernity and survive? Rejecting explanations based on the concept of an "Islamic empire," or the.... How did the late Ottoman Empire grapple with the challenge of modernity and survive? Rejecting explanations based on the concept of an "Islamic empire," or the tired paradigm of the "Eastern Question," the author argues that far richer insights can be gained by focusing on imperial ideology and drawing out the striking similarities b..."

Selim Deringil

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Tauris Academic Studies

The Army and the Radical Left in Turkey

Military Coups, Socialist Revolution and Kemalism

In 1960s Turkey, the armed forces and the radical leftist movement provided two very dynamic, but very different, political forces. However, somewhat...

"...In 1960s Turkey, the armed forces and the radical leftist movement provided two very dynamic, but very different, political forces. However, somewhat.... In 1960s Turkey, the armed forces and the radical leftist movement provided two very dynamic, but very different, political forces. However, somewhat surprisingly, the majority of radical leftists believed in the revolutionary potential of the armed forces in overthrowing the current regime and replacing it with a quasi-socialist one. This boo..."

Özgür Mutlu Ulus

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Remapping the Ottoman Middle East

Modernity, Imperial Bureaucracy and the Islamic State

As a result of the formation of the modern Turkish state, nationalist narratives of the Ottoman Empire’s collapse are commonplace. Remapping the Ottoman Middle...

Cem Emrence

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Tauris Academic Studies

The Ottoman Origins of Modern Iraq

Political Reform, Modernization and Development in the Nineteenth Century Middle East

As a result of the various reforms of the mid-nineteenth century Tanzimat ("reorganization") era, Ottoman authority in Iraq was much stronger and better...

Ebubekir Ceylan

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Among the Ottomans

Diaries from Turkey in World War I

During World War One, the Ottoman Empire, one of the largest and longest-lasting empires in history, faced severe challenges to its structure and existence,...

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The Young Ottomans

Turkish Critics of the Eastern Question in the Late Nineteenth Century

The Eastern Question, as it was termed by the European Powers in the nineteenth century, was a debate primarily concerned with the issue of "what to do with...

Nazan Cicek

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Ottomania

The Romantics and the Myth of the Islamic Orient

"Romanticism had its roots in fantasy and fed on myth." So Roderick Cavaliero introduces the nineteenth-century European Romantic obsession with the Orient....

Roderick Cavaliero

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