Rise of the Bourgeoisie, Demise of Empire : Ottoman Westernization and Social Change. (eBook, 1996) [WorldCat.org]
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Rise of the Bourgeoisie, Demise of Empire : Ottoman Westernization and Social Change.

Author: Fatma Muge Gocek
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What are the causes of imperial decline? This work studies the Ottoman empire in the 18th and 19th centuries to argue that the Ottoman imperial decline resulted from a combination of Ottoman internal dynamics with external influences. Specifically, it contends that the split within the Ottoman social structure across ethno-religious lines interacted with the effects of war and commerce with the West to produce a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gocek, Fatma Muge.
Rise of the Bourgeoisie, Demise of Empire : Ottoman Westernization and Social Change.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©1996
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fatma Muge Gocek
ISBN: 9780195356755 0195356756
OCLC Number: 1002698354
Description: 1 online resource (229 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Class Formation and the Ottoman Empire; 1 Ottoman Structure, Social Groups, and Westernization; 2 War, Ottoman Officials, and Western Institutions: Rise of the Bureaucratic Bourgeoisie; 3 Trade, Ottoman Merchants, and Western Goods: Rise of the Commercial Bourgeoisie; 4 ""Civilization, "" Ottoman Intellectuals, and Western Ideas: Polarization Within the Bourgeoisie; Conclusion: The Emergence of a Bifurcated Ottoman Bourgeoisie; Appendix; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

Abstract:

What are the causes of imperial decline? This work studies the Ottoman empire in the 18th and 19th centuries to argue that the Ottoman imperial decline resulted from a combination of Ottoman internal dynamics with external influences. Specifically, it contends that the split within the Ottoman social structure across ethno-religious lines interacted with the effects of war and commerce with the West to produce a bifurcated Ottoman bourgeoisie. This bourgeoisie, divided into disparate commercial and bureaucratic elements, was able to challenge the sultan but was ultimately unable to salvage the.

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