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The Well-protected Domains: Ideology and the Legitimation of Power in the Ottoman Empire 1876-1909
The Ottoman Empire was the only great European Muslim power and was at one time the most serious threat to European Christendom. Yet, by the turn of the nineteenth century, it was a crumbling powerExpand
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“They Live in a State of Nomadism and Savagery”: The Late Ottoman Empire and the Post-Colonial Debate
  • Selim Deringil
  • History
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • 1 April 2003
The Ottoman Empire was the last great Muslim world empire to survive into the age of modernity. The Ottoman state, together with its contemporaries, Habsburg Austria and Romanov Russia, was engagedExpand
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“There Is No Compulsion in Religion”: On Conversion and Apostasy in the Late Ottoman Empire: 1839–1856
  • Selim Deringil
  • History
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • 1 July 2000
This essay is a preliminary attempt to place nineteenth century Ottoman conversion policies in a comparative context in relation to both earlier Ottoman centuries and other imperial polities, viz.:Expand
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The Ottoman Origins of Kemalist Nationalism: Namik Kemal to Mustafa Kemal
The French Revolution has been called ’the first great movement of ideas in Western Christendom to have any real effect on the world of Islam’.’ The Kemalist Republic of Turkey is in many ways theExpand
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“The Armenian Question Is Finally Closed”: Mass Conversions of Armenians in Anatolia during the Hamidian Massacres of 1895–1897
  • Selim Deringil
  • History
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • 20 March 2009
Few issues in late-nineteenth-century Armenian/Turkish history straddle so many of the “questions” of the period as does the mass conversion of Armenians in the 1890s. The topic is enmeshed in theExpand
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Turkish foreign policy during the Second World War : an active neutrality
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The economic background 2. Military inadequacy 3. Process of government and the foreign policy leadership 4. The historical conditioning of a generation 5. Turkey atExpand
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Turkish foreign policy since Atatürk
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The Invention of Tradition as Public Image in the Late Ottoman Empire, 1808 to 1908
The nineteenth century, a time when world history seemed to accelerate, was the epoch of the Risorgimento and the Unification of Germany. It was also an epoch which saw the last efforts of dynasticExpand
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Legitimacy Structures in the Ottoman State: The Reign of Abdülhamid II (1876–1909)
For those who have, or once had it, power holds a strange fascination. For that very reason it waxes men inventive. It is almost invariably surrounded by ideologies of legitimacy, which adduceExpand
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