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Description - A Nation of Empire by Michael E. Meeker

This study of modern Turkey is the result of many years of ethnographic fieldwork and archival research. Michael Meeker combines anthropological and historical methods to examine the transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic in a major region of the country, the eastern Black Sea coast. His most significant finding is that a state-orientated provincial oligarchy played a key role in successive programmes of reform over the course of more than two hundred years of imperial and national history. As Meeker demonstrates, leading individuals backed by interpersonal networks determined the outcome of the modernizing process, first during the Westernizing period of the Empire, then during the revolutionary period of the Republic. To understand how such a state-orientated provinical oligarchy was produced and reproduced along the eastern Black Sea coast, Meeker integrates a contemporary ethnographic study of public life in towns and villages with a historical study of official documents, consular reports, and travel narratives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520234826
ISBN-10: 0520234820
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 438
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 29-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael E. Meeker

Michael E. Meeker is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego, and author of Literature and Violence in North Arabia (1979) and The Pastoral Son and the Spirit of Patriarchy (1989).

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