Religious in Form, Political in Content? Privileges of Ottoman Non-Muslims in the Nineteenth Century

@article{Ueno2016ReligiousIF,
  title={Religious in Form, Political in Content? Privileges of Ottoman Non-Muslims in the Nineteenth Century},
  author={M. Ueno},
  journal={Journal of The Economic and Social History of The Orient},
  year={2016},
  volume={59},
  pages={408-441}
}
  • M. Ueno
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Journal of The Economic and Social History of The Orient
This paper explores the Ottoman Empire’s guarantee of religious privileges for non-Muslims made in 1853 and the struggles that occurred thereafter, between Muslim state officials and Armenian elites. It argues that the guarantee of religious privileges, which prepared a new set of terminology—that is, “privileges,” “religion,” and “politics”—for discussing the scope of the jurisdiction to be granted to the non-Muslims’ religious authorities, represented a shift in how the empire approached non… Expand