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By Karen Barkey

This e-book is a comparative research of imperial association and durability that assesses Ottoman successes in addition to mess ups opposed to these of alternative empires with comparable features. Barkey examines the Ottoman Empire's social association and mechanisms of rule at key moments of its heritage, emergence, imperial institutionalization, home improvement, and transition to countryside, revealing how the empire controlled those moments, tailored, and prevented crises and what adjustments made it rework dramatically. The versatile thoughts during which the Ottomans maintained their legitimacy, the cooperation in their assorted elites either on the heart and within the provinces, in addition to their regulate over fiscal and human assets have been answerable for the sturdiness of this actual 'negotiated empire'. Her research illuminates subject matters that come with imperial governance, imperial associations, imperial range and multiculturalism, the way during which dissent is dealt with and/or internalized, and the character of country society negotiations.

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