Bandits And Bureaucrats

Author: Karen Barkey
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501720872
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Why did the main challenge to the Ottoman state come not in peasant or elite rebellions, but in endemic banditry? Karen Barkey shows how Turkish strategies of incorporating peasants and rotating elites kept both groups dependent on the state, unable and unwilling to rebel. Bandits, formerly mercenary soldiers, were not interested in rebellion but concentrated on trying to gain state resources, more as rogue clients than as primitive rebels. The state's ability to control and manipulate bandits—through deals, bargains and patronage—suggests imperial strength rather than weakness, she maintains. Bandits and Bureaucrats details, in a rich, archivally based analysis, state-society relations in the Ottoman empire during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Exploring current eurocentric theories of state building, the author illuminates a period often mischaracterized as one in which the state declined in power. Outlining the processes of imperial rule, Barkey relates the state political and military institutions to their socal foundations. She compares the Ottoman route with state centralization in the Chinese and Russian empires, and contrasts experiences of rebellion in France during the same period. Bandits and Bureaucrats thus develops a theoretical interpretation of imperial state centralization through incorporation and bargaining with social groups, and at the same time enriches our understanding of the dynamics of Ottoman history.

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Imagined Empires

Author: Zeinab Abul-Magd
Editor: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520275535
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Through a microhistory of a small province in Upper Egypt, this book investigates the history of five world empires that assumed hegemony in Qina province over the last five centuries. Imagined Empires charts modes of subaltern rebellion against the destructive policies of colonial intruders and collaborating local elites in the south of Egypt. Abul-Magd vividly narrates stories of sabotage, banditry, flight, and massive uprisings of peasants and laborers, to challenge myths of imperial competence. The book depicts forms of subaltern discontent against “imagined empires” that failed in achieving their professed goals and brought about environmental crises to Qina province. As the book deconstructs myths about early modern and modern world hegemons, it reveals that imperial modernity and its market economy altered existing systems of landownership, irrigation, and trade— leading to such destructive occurrences as the plague and cholera epidemics. The book also deconstructs myths in Egyptian historiography, highlighting the problems of a Cairo-centered idea of the Egyptian nation-state. The book covers the Ottoman, French, Muhammad Ali’s, and the British informal and formal empires. It alludes to the U.S. and its failed market economy in Upper Egypt, which partially resulted in Qina’s participation in the 2011 revolution. Imagined Empires is a timely addition to Middle Eastern and world history.

Law And Society In Islam

Author: Devin J. Stewart
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Amy Singer: Marriages and misdemeanors

Absolutely Pietist

Author: Benjamin Marschke
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The Prussian army chaplaincy was transformed from a disorganized, unofficial apparatus into a bureaucratized, centralized, and hierarchical state organ as part of the collaboration between August Hermann Francke (1663-1727) and King Friedrich Wilhelm I (1688-1740), but it was the Pietists who were the driving force behind institutionalization, not the monarchy. Francke and his allies created a state organ as a new power base and means of accessing Friedrich Wilhelm in order to check their various opponents at court, to further expand their own patronage system in Prussia, and even to sabotage the Soldier King's own religious policies.

Princeton Papers

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An Ottoman Mentality

Author: Robert Dankoff
Editor: Ottoman Empire and Its Heritag
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This monograph examines Evliya Çelebi's travel account to get at Ottoman perceptions of the world, relating to geography, administration, religion, narative styles, sexual relations, dream interpretation, and conceptions of the self.

Looking For The Doctor S Son

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Mother Jones

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Egypt And The Near East

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A world list of books in the English language.

Cultures Of Violence

Author: Stuart Carroll
Editor: Palgrave MacMillan
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Thinkers and historians have long perceived violence and its control as integral to the very idea of 'Western Civilization'. While there is an enduring fascination with war and state violence, from military history to the study of genocide, historians have been more reticent about studying interpersonal violence, despite the huge role it plays in human affairs. This timely collection, which focuses on the post-medieval West, brings together the latest interdisciplinary and historical research in the field.

Provincial Elites In The Ottoman Empire

Author: Αντώνης Αναστασόπουλος
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"Provincial elites were an important factor in the life of the Ottoman Empire in many respects: as local leadership, as political figures mediating between the central state and its provinces, as tax-farmers and entrepreneurs, as role models for their peers. There is a wide variety of people who may be regarded as belonging to the Ottoman provincial elites, because of both the extensive territory occupied by the Empire and its longevity. Eighteen contributions published in this volume discuss several aspects of Ottoman provincial elites, both Muslim and non-Muslim. Among the topics covered are the composition and characteristics of the elite, elite culture, patronage, and wealth and power bases, relations of elite figures with the state authorities and other members of the elite, and elite mobility over an extensive period of time ranging from the fifteenth to the early twentieth century."--

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International Journal Of Turkish Studies

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Empire Of Difference

Author: Karen Barkey
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139472883
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This book is a comparative study of imperial organization and longevity that assesses Ottoman successes as well as failures against those of other empires with similar characteristics. Barkey examines the Ottoman Empire's social organization and mechanisms of rule at key moments of its history, emergence, imperial institutionalization, remodeling, and transition to nation-state, revealing how the empire managed these moments, adapted, and averted crises and what changes made it transform dramatically. The flexible techniques by which the Ottomans maintained their legitimacy, the cooperation of their diverse elites both at the center and in the provinces, as well as their control over economic and human resources were responsible for the longevity of this particular 'negotiated empire'. Her analysis illuminates topics that include imperial governance, imperial institutions, imperial diversity and multiculturalism, the manner in which dissent is handled and/or internalized, and the nature of state society negotiations.

Issues Studies

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Mother Jones

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China Fever

Author: Frank S. Fang
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China is poised to be the worlds next superpower, but are we really prepared for its dominant role? In engaging, accessible language, Chicago-based economist Frank S. Fang provides a unique insiders look at the fundamental on the ground issues faced by China and the West. Explaining key opportunities and conflicts embroiled in economic, political, and cultural relations, China Fever paves the way for understanding Chinas rapid acceleration onto the world stage.

Erotics Of Corruption The

Author: Ruth A. Miller
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791478203
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In this provocative retelling of the story of political corruption in the modern period, Ruth A. Miller argues that narratives of political corruption rely upon an explicitly pornographic rhetoric and have been instrumental in carving out lawless or exceptional space. Drawing upon an extensive and wide-ranging literature, she examines corruption, the erotic, and legal exceptionalism as they appear in media representations of Saddam Hussein as “corrupt leader,” nineteenth-century political cartoons, Pier Pasolini’s film Salo, Ernst Kantorowicz’s theorization of the body politic, Giorgio Agamben’s analysis of biopolitics, and Achille Mbembe’s discussion of the postcolony. Miller comments on both the erotic nature of the state of exception and colonial or postcolonial manifestations of it, and presents a new voice in ongoing conversations about law, violence, and sexuality in the contemporary world.