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Title Bureaucratic reform in the Ottoman Empire [electronic resource] : the Sublime Porte, 1789-1922 / Carter V. Findley.
Author Findley, Carter V., 1941-
Publication Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1980]
Copyright date ©1980
Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 455 pages) : illustrations.
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Call # eBOOK
Series Princeton studies in the Near East
Princeton studies on the Near East.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-419) and index.
Summary From the author's preface: Sublime Porte--there must be few terms more redolent, even today, of the fascination that the Islamic Middle East has long exercised over Western imaginations. Yet there must also be few Western minds that now know what this term refers to, or why it has any claim to attention. One present-day Middle East expert admits to having long interpreted the expression as a reference to Istambul's splendid natural harbor. This individual is probably not unique and could perhaps claim to be relatively well informed. When the Sublime Porte still existed, Westerners who spent time in Istanbul knew the term as a designation for the Ottoman government, but few knew why the name was used, or what aspect of the Ottoman government it properly designated. What was the real Sublime Porte? Was it an organization? A building? No more, literally, than a door or gateway? What about it was important enough to cause the name to be remembered? In one sense, the purpose of this book is to answer these questions. Of course, it will also do much more and will, in the process, move quickly onto a plane quite different from the exoticism just invoked. For to study the bureaucratic complex properly known as the Sublime Porte, and to analyze its evolution and that of the body of men who staffed it, is to explore a problem of tremendous significance for the development of the administrative institutions of the Ottoman Empire, the Islamic lands in general, and in some senses the entire non-Westerrn world.
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Subject Bureaucracy -- Turkey.
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Affairs & Administration.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- Turkey & Ottoman Empire.
Bureaucracy. (OCoLC)fst00841702
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Turkey. (OCoLC)fst01208963
Bureaucratie -- Empire ottoman -- 19e siècle.
Administration publique -- Réforme -- Empire ottoman -- 19e siècle.
Empire ottoman -- Politique et gouvernement -- 19e siècle.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Findley, Carter V., 1941- Bureaucratic reform in the Ottoman Empire. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1980 0691052883 (DLC) 79022162 (OCoLC)5494170
ISBN 9781400820092 (electronic bk.)
140082009X (electronic bk.)

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