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Nineteenth-century local governance in Ottoman Bulgaria : politics in provincial councils

Author: M Safa Saracoglu
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Edinburgh studies on the Ottoman Empire.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a detailed exploration of the way in which administrative and judicial offices and practices provided an essential space for politics in 19th-century Bulgaria, securing local inhabitants' participation with Ottoman imperial governance. Combining a wealth of primary documents in both Bulgarian and Ottoman Turkish, this is the first systematic and comprehensive study of the connection between  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Safa Saracoglu
ISBN: 1474430996 9781474430999
OCLC Number: 1012710226
Description: xi, 199 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1.Introduction, p.1, The Argument, p.4, Vidin, p.5 --
Structure of the Book, p.8 --
2. Contextualising the Nineteenth Century, p.14 --
The Tanzimat Era: Marking a Crisis and a Transition, p.15 --
Means of Production and Ottoman Social Formation, p.18 --
From Tax Farmers to Tax Collectors, p.22 --
The Liberal-capitalist Ottoman Social Formation, p.26, --
Governance, Official Print and Information Flow, p.31, Conclusion, p.35 --
3. Sitting Together: Local Councils and the Politics of Election in the County of Vidin, p.44 --
The Many Parts of the Imperial Dominions: the County as an Administrative Unit, p.46 --
The 1871 Regulation: the County as a Reflection of the Province, p.48 --
Councils: Inevitable Dynamism?, p.49 --
Councils: Conveying or Constituting Reality?, p.54 --
Of Permanency and Change: the Politics of Election, p.58, Conclusion, p.72 4. Once Inside the Chamber... Participation in the Politics of Local Administration, p.81 --
Seals: Images of Participation?, p.82 --
Yearbooks: Reflections of the Judicio-administrative Sphere, p.101 --
Conclusion: A Better Vision of the System?, p. 110 --
5. Writing Politics: Ottoman Governmentality and the Language of Reports, p.116 --
'Several Times He Had Been Given Well-intended Reminders': a Case of Local Antagonism, p.117 --
Land and Power in Berkofça, p.122 --
Ottoman Governmentality, p.125 --
Utilising Ottoman Governance, p.130 --
Staying Out: Challenging Ottornan Govemrnentality, p.136 --
Conclusion 140 --
6. 'Cattle Thieves': Refugee Settlement, Ottoman Govemmentality and Biopolitics, p.146 --
The Numbers, p.147 --
Cattle as Liquidity, p.152 --
'Security, Territory, Population' in Vidin, p.156 --
From Refugees to Cattle Thieves, p.158, Conclusion, p.160, --
7., --
Survival of Lower-tier Elites, --
Crisis and Means of Production, p.167 --
Connected Offices, p.168 --
Contentious Dynamics, p.170, --
Conniving Narratives, p.171 --
Politics of Liberalism p.172 --
Select Bibliography, p.175 --
Index, p.193.
Series Title: Edinburgh studies on the Ottoman Empire.
Responsibility: M. Safa Saraçoğlu.

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