The Invention of Tradition as Public Image in the Late Ottoman Empire, 1808 to 1908

  title={The Invention of Tradition as Public Image in the Late Ottoman Empire, 1808 to 1908},
  author={Selim Deringil},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  pages={3 - 29}
  • Selim Deringil
  • Published 1 January 1993
  • History
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
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