A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire by M. Şükrü Hanioğlu

By M. Şükrü Hanioğlu

On the flip of the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire straddled 3 continents and encompassed impressive ethnic and cultural range one of the envisioned thirty million humans residing inside its borders. It used to be might be the main cosmopolitan country within the world--and in all probability the main unstable. a quick heritage of the past due Ottoman Empire now provides students and common readers a concise heritage of the past due empire among 1789 and 1918, turbulent years marked by way of extraordinary social swap. relocating earlier average remedies of the topic, M. Skr Hanioglu emphasizes vast historic developments and tactics greater than unmarried occasions. He examines the imperial fight to centralize amid strong competition from neighborhood rulers, nationalist and different teams, and international powers. He seems to be heavily on the socioeconomic alterations this fight wrought and addresses the Ottoman reaction to the demanding situations of modernity. Hanioglu indicates how this historical past is not just necessary to comprehending smooth Turkey, yet is fundamental to the histories of Europe and the realm. He brings Ottoman society marvelously to existence in all its facets--cultural, diplomatic, highbrow, literary, army, and political--and he mines imperial documents and different records from the interval to explain it because it really used to be, no longer because it has been portrayed in postimperial nationalist narratives. a quick historical past of the past due Ottoman Empire is a must-read for somebody trying to comprehend the legacy left during this empire's ruins--a legacy the realm nonetheless grapples with this present day.

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51 But this practice naturally led producers to cut supplies, lower quality, or even abandon the production of goods needed by the state. Inefficient purchasing by the state was only one of an array of factors working against the Ottoman manufacturing sector in the eighteenth century. Persistent deficits led to minuscule investment, the provisionist nature of the economy thwarted a shift to mass production, the capitulations favored foreign merchandise, efficient European manufacturing meant intensified competition from cheaper European products, war losses entailed the shrinking of the domestic market, difficulties in technology transfer stunted productivity growth, and poor infrastructure inhibited 48 Ahmed Vâsıf, Mehâsinü’l-Âsâr, pp.

Sultan Mustafa III once remarked that his forefather Bayezid II (r. ”40 Beginning in the nineteenth century, the state strove to centralize the administration of pious foundations (eventually through the Ministry of Imperial Pious Foundations, established in 1826), and sought to transform vast amounts of land into state property by recourse to sometimes dubious legal arguments. On state-owned lands, the most significant structural feature of the Ottoman economy was the ancient timar system, through which the state funneled agricultural taxes directly to its agents and the military.

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