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The Ottoman Administration of Iraq, 1890-1908 : SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East - Gokhan Cetinsaya

The Ottoman Administration of Iraq, 1890-1908

SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

Hardcover Published: 4th June 2006
ISBN: 9780415341585
Number Of Pages: 242

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"Ottoman Administration of Iraq, 1890-1908 "Ottoman Administration of Iraq, 1890-1908 is the first political and administrative study of late 19th century Iraq based on the central Ottoman Archives. It is a unique and pioneering work in the literature on the Modern Middle Eastern history. It represents a major contribution to our understanding of the last decades of Ottoman Iraq, by addressing not only political issues, but also critical social and cultural developments as well as regional issues, many of which projected themselves deeply into the 20th century. It uses relatively neglected but enormously rich sources from the Ottoman Archives to introduce a fresh perspective on Iraqi history which has so far been studies mainly through British and secondary sources. The account provides a rich historical background for understanding some of the issues and problems of modern Middle Eastern history and discusses such subjects as: Reform and development, Local vs central administration, Tribes and state, Notables and state, British penetration and the Ottoman response in Iraq and the Gulf, Growth of Shi'ism and the Ottoman response Sultan Abdulhamid II, Jamaladdin and Panislamizm This book examines several aspects of Ottoman administration and seeks to explore the problems and policies of its central government. It also provides material for the understanding of notable government relations in the three provinces of the Empire, and emphases the importance of the 'politics of notables' in the Ottoman administration of Iraq. Ottoman Administration of Iraq, 1890-1908 is essential reading for those with interests in the Middle Eastern studies and the history of Iraq and the Ottoman Empire. Gokhan Cetinsaya is an associate professor of International Relations in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, at the Istanbul Technical University. He holds both MESA and BRISMES dissertation awards. Middle East Studies/History/Iraq. This is a study of the nature of Ottoman administration under Sultan Abdulhamid and the effects of this on the three provinces that were to form the modern state of Iraq. The author provides a general commentary on the late Ottoman provincial administration and a comprehensive picture of the nature of its interaction with provincial society. In drawing on sources of the Ottoman archives, bringing together and analyzing an abundance of complex documents, this book is a fascinating contribution to the field of Middle Eastern studies.

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Note on transliterationp. ix
List of abbreviationsp. x
Mapp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The setting of an Ottoman provincep. 4
The issue of reformp. 24
The Sultan's officialsp. 49
The vilayet of Baghdadp. 51
The vilayet of Mosulp. 63
The vilayet of Basrap. 66
Tribal problemsp. 72
The vilayet of Mosulp. 74
The vilayet of Baghdadp. 86
The vilayet of Basrap. 87
The Shi'i problemp. 99
The British dangerp. 127
Conclusionp. 147
Notesp. 152
Bibliographyp. 215
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780415341585
ISBN-10: 0415341582
Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 4th June 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.33 x 16.1  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1