By Michæl Meeker
This cutting edge examine of contemporary Turkey is the results of decades of ethnographic fieldwork and archival study. Michael Meeker expertly combines anthropological and historic ways to study the transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic in an enormous quarter of the rustic, the jap Black coastline. His most important discovering is state-oriented provincial oligarchy performed a key function in successive courses of reform over the process greater than 2 hundred years of imperial and nationwide heritage. As Meeker demonstrates, major contributors subsidized by means of interpersonal networks decided the result of the modernizing method, first throughout the westernizing interval of the Empire, then in the course of the progressive interval of the Republic.To know the way this type of state-oriented provincial oligarchy was once produced and reproduced alongside the japanese Black coastline, Meeker integrates a latest ethnographic research of public lifestyles in cities and villages with a old research of legitimate records, consular reviews, and commute narratives. A kingdom of Empire presents anthropologists, historians, and scholars of jap Europe and the center East with a brand new figuring out of the complexities and contradictions of recent Turkish adventure.
Read or Download A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity PDF
Similar turkey books
Why did the Ottoman Empire input the 1st global warfare in past due October 1914, months after the war's devastations had develop into transparent? have been its leaders 'simple-minded,' 'below-average' participants, because the doyen of Turkish diplomatic background has argued? Or, as others have claimed, did the Ottomans input the battle simply because struggle Minister Enver Pasha, dictating Ottoman judgements, used to be in thrall to the Germans and to his personal expansionist goals?
Profitable Turkey searching relies on 5 years of columns written for the courses of the nationwide Wild Turkey Federation, with a couple of tales from different guides tossed within the combine. Authors John Higley and J. J. Reich have accelerated and up-to-date the articles to slot the layout of this publication. incorporated are such matters as what drives turkey habit, the significance of calling, how a person can learn how to name, and the half woodsmanship performs.
- The European Union, Turkey and Islam
- Ottomans and Europeans: Contacts and Conflicts
- As If Silent and Absent: Bonds of Enslavement in the Islamic Middle East
- Formation of the Turkish Nation-State, 1920–1938
- The Guilds of Ottoman Jerusalem
Additional info for A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity
This is a paraphrase of the analysis of large family groupings in the district of Of that appears in my dissertation (Meeker 1970). 16. The new province of Trabzon is bounded by the provinces of Rize in the east and Giresun in the west. 17 The prevalence of patronyms as well as the salience of patronymic groups was a regional peculiarity. In other parts of rural Turkey, groups of agnatically related males often designated themselves by a nickname, but they did not consistently take the form of a patronym.
Each branch ofﬁce had appeared in the district of Of not long after the association’s founding at the national level. The Republican People’s Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi) had been founded by Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk) in 1922, shortly before the declaration of the Turkish Republic. 10 First founded in Istanbul in 1924, the People’s Houses had established a local branch in Of no later than the 1940s, and probably by the 1930s. 11 The Turkish Air Association (Türk Hava Kurumu), founded on the national level sometime after 1922, was in existence in the town of Of by 1925.
Clan-Society and Nation-State / 11 At ﬁrst it seemed that this situation was not altogether surprising or unusual. Since a majority of the residents of the town may have had the same surname, one could expect most ofﬁceholders would be selected from the Selimog˘lu. Similarly, one could also explain the large proportion of the members of other large family groupings who appeared as councilmen and committeemen. Nothing more than the common tendency for voters to support their relatives, whether close or distant, would have probably produced such a result.