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By Karen Barkey

ISBN-10: 0801484197

ISBN-13: 9780801484193

Why did the most problem to the Ottoman country come no longer in peasant or elite rebellions, yet in endemic banditry? Karen Barkey indicates how Turkish innovations of incorporating peasants and rotating elites stored either teams depending on the nation, not able and unwilling to insurgent. Bandits, previously mercenary squaddies, weren't drawn to uprising yet targeting attempting to achieve nation assets, extra as rogue consumers than as primitive rebels. The state's skill to regulate and manage bandits - via bargains, offers, and patronage - indicates imperial power instead of weak point, she keeps. Bandits and Bureaucrats info, in a wealthy, archivally established research, state-society family members within the Ottoman Empire in the course of the 16th and 17th centuries. Exploring present eurocentric theories of nation construction, the writer illuminates a interval commonly mischaracterized as one within which the nation declined in energy. Outlining the approaches of imperial rule, Barkey relates the state's political and army associations to their social foundations. She compares the Ottoman direction with nation centralization within the chinese language and Russian empires, and contrasts reviews of uprising in France throughout the comparable interval. Bandits and Bureaucrats hence develops a theoretical interpretation of imperial nation centralization, via incorporation and bargaining with social teams, and even as enriches our realizing of the dynamics of Ottoman historical past.

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On summer weekends The Best Full-Day Tours 22 Ortaköy Camii, picturesque neo-baroque mosque. the [ open-air market (Shopping, p 90) has hats, hand-made jewelry, and old books. From the ] Iskele (ferry pier), ferries ply the Bosphorus and this is a popular stopping-off point. Perching over the Bosphorus is compact \ Ortaköy Camii (mosque; open dawn till nightfall) built in 1853 for Sultan Abdülmescit in neo-baroque style. Head upstairs to see restored frescoes, plus views of ; Beylerbeyi Sarayi (Beylerbeyi Palace) (Neighborhood Walks Üsküdar, p 60).

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The Best Full-Day Tours 20 E xperience Istanbul’s finest Byzantine art, then indulge in Ottoman affluence at Dolmabahçe Palace. Need some exercise? You can walk from here to Yildiz Park and onwards to Ortaköy, a charming waterfront neighborhood with plenty of dining options; and by walking you’ll avoid crowded buses and traffic jams, busiest at weekends. START: Bus 86 from Eminönü or 87 from Taksim to Edirnekapi, then 5-min walk. 1 ★★★ Kariye Müzesi (Kariye Museum). Built in the 11th century as Chora Church, the frescoes and mosaics added in the mid-1300s are some of the world’s finest Byzantine art (Special-Interest Tours, p 41).

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