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Author Riedler, Florian.

Title Opposition and legitimacy in the Ottoman Empire : conspiracies and political cultures / Florian Riedler
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 114 pages)
Series SOAS/Routledge studies on the Middle East ; 15
SOAS/Routledge studies on the Middle East ; 15
Contents Introduction: Political culture of conspiracy -- A sheikh and an officer : the Society of Martyrs and the Kuleli incident -- New and old forms of opposition : the Young Ottomans and the Vocation Group -- How to exchange sultans : the successful coup against Abdülaziz -- War and refugees : Ali Suavi and the Çiragan incident -- Bourgeois conspirators : the Skalieri-Aziz Committee -- Conclusion: The Tanzimat and beyond
Summary In this account of the political culture of Ottoman rule in the late nineteenth century and the forces of opposition against it, the author examines a number of key political conspiracies and how these relate to the notion of legitimacy. In analysing the structure of these conspiracies, the motives and aims of the plotters, and their style of contestation, the author provides a detailed evaluation of Ottoman political culture of the period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Conspiracies -- Turkey -- History -- 19th century.
Legitimacy of governments -- Turkey -- History -- 19th century.
Opposition (Political science) -- Turkey -- History -- 19th century.
Police -- Turkey -- Records and correspondence.
Political activists -- Turkey -- History -- 19th century.
Political culture -- Turkey -- History -- 19th century.
Social change -- Turkey -- History -- 19th century.
Turkey -- History -- Tanzimat, 1839-1876 -- Sources.
Turkey -- History -- Tanzimat, 1839-1876.
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 1829-1878.
Genre/Form History.
Records and correspondence.
Personal correspondence.
Records (Documents)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203834879 (ebk)
9780203834879 (ebk)