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Published 1968
The Middle East and North Africa, /

: 88 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

The Middle East and North Africa /

: 88 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Published 2002
Studies on Ottoman Social and Political History : Selected Articles and Essays /

: This book comprises a collection of articles and essays published in a variety of journals during the past decades, which seek to identify and analyze mainly the internal forces which transformed the Ottoman State into a variety of national states in the Balkans and the Middle East. Kemal H. Karpat studies the transformation of miri (state) lands into private property, the subsequent rise of a new propertied middle class in the countryside with its own stratum of intellectuals and notables as preparing the rise of a civil order which embraced or rejected as the situation demanded the old statist philosophy and the new bureaucracy. The book studies migration as a key factor which brought many Muslim ethnic groups into Anatolia that produced a social restructuring and new modern Ottoman-Islamic-Turkish culture that formed the ethno-cultural roots of Republican Turkey.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789047400899
9789004121010

Published 2000
Ottoman Past and Today's Turkey /

: This is the first time the continuity of Ottoman culture in contemporary Turkey is discussed by a group of well-known scholars of Ottoman-Turkish history and society. This is done through a series of research essays on Ottoman culture, its organizations, its modes of thought, and its identities (and their changes). Also, they point out the confused view of republican Turks towards their Ottoman past. The insightful essays provide not only original knowledge, but also new interpretations concerning ethnicity and state involvement in identity creation. Furthermore, they give bibliographical information about the views and approaches of the Balkan and Arab scholars towards studying the Ottoman era of their lands. The book should prove indispensable to any scholar or library specializing in Turkish, Ottoman, Islamic and Middle East studies.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004492271
9789004115620