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The Ottoman Empire and the World-Economy.

Huri Islamogu-Inan, [Editor].

Published by Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 1988
ISBN 10: 0521324238 / ISBN 13: 9780521324236
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Title: The Ottoman Empire and the World-Economy.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Ed, so stated.

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INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR, Alan W. Richards, a contributor to the collection. writing on Primitive Accumulation in Egypt, 1778-1882". First Ed, so stated. Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Book shows only minute indications of use; former owner name at front free endpaper; upper corner tips very mildly bumped; pages tanned, with age; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows the faintest toning; unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 481pp.(Studies in Modern Capitalism). Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Bookseller Inventory # 39671

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Synopsis: This collection of essays represents a departure from the traditional perspective, recently questioned by many scholars, from which Ottoman history is usually written. Central to the establishment of Western domination over the 'East' is the writing of its history in terms of Western hegemony, above all in the case of the Ottoman Empire, which has been characterised as static, irrational and authoritarian in contrast with the dynamic, rational, democratic West. This book contrasts sharply with conventional studies of the Ottoman Empire, based on this European world-view, that focus on political military, and cultural institutions. Following a series of general theoretical discussions about Ottoman social structure, the contributors turn to case studies directed either to theoretical problems or to 'facts' which suggest new avenues of conceptualisation.

Book Description: This book contrasts sharply with conventional studies of the Ottoman Empire that focus on political military, and cultural institutions. Following a series of general theoretical discussions about Ottoman social structure, the contributors turn to case studies directed either to theoretical problems or to 'facts' which suggest new avenues of conceptualisation.

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