Islam, the State, and Education in the Late Ottoman Empire
By (author) Benjamin C. Fortna
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Imperial Classroom by Benjamin C. Fortna
Book DescriptionIn the Ottoman Empire, as in many countries around the world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, education was critical to the state's efforts to redefine its relationship with its subjects. This book presents a many-sided view of education under the Ottoman Empire in this period. Drawing on a wide array of primary material, ranging from archival reports to textbooks and classroom maps, Benjamin C. Fortna provides a detailed scholarly analysis of the Ottoman educational endeavour, revealing its fascinating mix of Western and indigenous influences. Focusing on such key areas as curricular change, daily life, geography, and Islamic morality, Fortna presents new evidence about schooling in the late Ottoman Empire and offers a new interpretation of its place in the history of the modern Middle East.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199248407
(224mm x 145mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Benjamin C. Fortna
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An exploration of the ways in which children learned and were taught to read, against the background of the transition from Ottoman Empire to Turkish Republic. This study gives us a fresh perspective on the transition from empire to republic by showing us the ways that reading was central to the construction of modernity.
Modern Middle East, Paperback (September 2007)» View all books by Benjamin C. Fortna
The Modern Middle East is a collection of translated sources covering official and private archives, the periodical press, memoirs, journalists' and travellers' accounts, literature, and official reports. Each document is presented and placed in context, providing a useful resource for the study of the Middle East from 1700 to the present day.
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