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State, faith, and nation in Ottoman and post-Ottoman lands

Author: Frederick F Anscombe
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Current standard narratives of Ottoman, Balkan, and Middle East history overemphasize the role of nationalism in the transformation of the region. Challenging these accounts, this book argues that religious affiliation was in fact the most influential shaper of communal identity in the Ottoman era, that religion moulded the relationship between state and society, and that it continues to do so today in lands once  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick F Anscombe
ISBN: 9781107042162 110704216X 9781107615236 1107615232
OCLC Number: 861211802
Description: xix, 323 pages : illustration, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: State, faith, nation, and the Ottoman Empire --
The premodern Islamic state and military modernization --
The breaking of the pre-modern Islamic state --
The reconstructed Muslim state --
End of empire --
The post-Ottoman Balkans --
Post-Ottoman Turkey --
The post-Ottoman Arab lands --
The contemporary Balkans --
Contemporary Turkey --
Contemporary Arab countries --
Conclusion: State, faith, and nation.
Responsibility: Frederick F. Anscombe, University of London.
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Challenging standard narratives of Ottoman, Balkan and Middle East history, which overemphasise the role of nationalism in the transformation of the region, this book argues that religious  Read more...

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'A readable accounting of the transformations taking place over the last 250 years in the Balkans and the Middle East. Anscombe's book offers an unusual synthesis of scholarship covering regions Read more...

 
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