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Bandits and bureaucrats : the Ottoman route to state centralization, Karen Barkey

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Bandits and bureaucrats : the Ottoman route to state centralization
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Bandits and bureaucrats
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the Ottoman route to state centralization
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Karen Barkey
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eng
Summary
Why did the main challenge to the Ottoman state come not in peasant or elite rebellions, but in endemic banditry? Karen Barkey shows how Turkish strategies of incorporating peasants and rotating elites kept both groups dependent on the state, unable and unwilling to rebel. Bandits, formerly mercenary soldiers, were not interested in rebellion but concentrated on trying to gain state resources, more as rogue clients than as primitive rebels. The state's ability to control and manipulate bandits - through deals, bargains, and patronage - suggests imperial strength rather than weakness, she maintains. Bandits and Bureaucrats details, in a rich, archivally based analysis, state-society relations in the Ottoman Empire during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Exploring current eurocentric theories of state building, the author illuminates a period customarily mischaracterized as one in which the state declined in power. Outlining the processes of imperial rule, Barkey relates the state's political and military institutions to their social foundations. She compares the Ottoman route with state centralization in the Chinese and Russian empires, and contrasts experiences of rebellion in France during the same period. Bandits and Bureaucrats thus develops a theoretical interpretation of imperial state centralization, through incorporation and bargaining with social groups, and at the same time enriches our understanding of the dynamics of Ottoman history
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1958-
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Barkey, Karen
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6453.T8
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B37 1994
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Brigands and robbers
  • Outlaws
  • Peasants
  • Patron and client
  • Patronage, Political
  • Bureaucracy
  • Bandidos
  • Campesinos
  • Patron y sirvientes
  • Patronato político
  • Burocracia
  • Brigands and robbers
  • Bureaucracy
  • Outlaws
  • Patron and client
  • Patronage, Political
  • Peasants
  • Bandieten
  • Boeren
  • Patronage
  • Bureaucratie
  • Staatsmacht
  • Hors-la-loi
  • Bureaucratie
  • Patron et client
  • Bandits et brigands
  • Paysannerie
  • Bureaucratie
  • Clientélisme
  • Bandits et brigands
  • Clientélisme
  • Paysannerie
  • Bandenkriminalität
  • Bürokratie
  • Geschichte (1600-1700)
  • Regionalverwaltung
  • Bandit
  • Geschichte 1500-1700
  • Turkey
  • Turquía
  • Turkey
  • Turquie
  • Empire ottoman
  • Osmanisches Reich
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Bandits and bureaucrats : the Ottoman route to state centralization, Karen Barkey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-274) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Ottoman Regional Elites: Divided but Loyal.
  • The State and Timar Holders.
  • The State and High-Ranking Provincial Officials
  • Ch. 4.
  • Ottoman Peasants: Rational or Indifferent?
  • Patron-Client Relations: Fictitious Landholders?
  • Peasant Rural Organization
  • Ch. 5.
  • Celalis: Bandits without a Cause?
  • Peasant Alternatives.
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Manufacturing of Banditry.
  • Banditry as a Social Type
  • Ch. 6.
  • State-Bandit Relations: A Blueprint for State Centralization.
  • A Political Invitation: May 1606.
  • Consolidation through Deal Making with Bandits.
  • Bargains and Force, 1590-1611.
  • The Politicized Rhetoric of Bargaining, 1623-1648.
  • Ch. 7.
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Appendix 2 Primary Sources from the Ottoman Archives
  • Ch. 2.
  • The Context of the Seventeenth Century.
  • The Legacy of the Classical Age.
  • The Ottoman Empire in Context.
  • The Crisis of the Seventeenth Century
  • Ch. 3.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 282 pages
Isbn
9780801484193
Lccn
94006099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29912200
  • (OCoLC)ocm29912200
Label
Bandits and bureaucrats : the Ottoman route to state centralization, Karen Barkey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ottoman Regional Elites: Divided but Loyal.
  • The State and Timar Holders.
  • The State and High-Ranking Provincial Officials
  • Ch. 4.
  • Ottoman Peasants: Rational or Indifferent?
  • Patron-Client Relations: Fictitious Landholders?
  • Peasant Rural Organization
  • Ch. 5.
  • Celalis: Bandits without a Cause?
  • Peasant Alternatives.
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Manufacturing of Banditry.
  • Banditry as a Social Type
  • Ch. 6.
  • State-Bandit Relations: A Blueprint for State Centralization.
  • A Political Invitation: May 1606.
  • Consolidation through Deal Making with Bandits.
  • Bargains and Force, 1590-1611.
  • The Politicized Rhetoric of Bargaining, 1623-1648.
  • Ch. 7.
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Appendix 2 Primary Sources from the Ottoman Archives
  • Ch. 2.
  • The Context of the Seventeenth Century.
  • The Legacy of the Classical Age.
  • The Ottoman Empire in Context.
  • The Crisis of the Seventeenth Century
  • Ch. 3.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 282 pages
Isbn
9780801484193
Lccn
94006099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29912200
  • (OCoLC)ocm29912200

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