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Rethinking the Late Ottoman Empire


A Comparative Social and Political History of Albania and Yemen, 1878-1918


This collection of Isa Blumi’s essays comprises one historian’s attempts at understanding the late Ottoman Empire through a series of studies of Ottoman Albania and Yemen.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-096-4
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Aug 11,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 213
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-096-4
$136.00
$81.60

In this collection of essays, Isa Blumi seeks to reassess some common misconceptions about the history of the Ottoman Empire. Blumi, an expert on the Empire’s Albanians, takes up the question of communities on the periphery of Ottoman society, be they Albanian or Yemeni. However, Blumi still sees such people as being part of the greater Ottoman society and shows that studies of the provinces can provide valuable insights for historians. The essays of the book are tied together by Blumi’s reflections on being a history writer, but each individual essay touches on some unique and almost forgotten aspect of Ottoman history.

In this collection of essays, Isa Blumi seeks to reassess some common misconceptions about the history of the Ottoman Empire. Blumi, an expert on the Empire’s Albanians, takes up the question of communities on the periphery of Ottoman society, be they Albanian or Yemeni. However, Blumi still sees such people as being part of the greater Ottoman society and shows that studies of the provinces can provide valuable insights for historians. The essays of the book are tied together by Blumi’s reflections on being a history writer, but each individual essay touches on some unique and almost forgotten aspect of Ottoman history.

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Isa Blumi

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 7)
  • PREFACE (page 9)
  • 1:INTRODUCTION:BLINDED BY THE STATE REVISITING LATE OTTOMAN SOCIAL HISTORY IN THE BALKANS AND ARABIA (page 11)
  • 2:FINDING SOCIAL HISTORY ON THE BOOKSHELF:THE TYRANNY OF SOCIOLOGICAL CATEGORIES IN STUDIES ON ALBANIANS AND THE BALKANS (page 25)
  • 3:REDEFINING TRIBAL PATHOLOGIES:YEMEN'S UNDECLARED DYNAMIC BEYOND THE GAZE OF THE STATE (page 45)
  • 4: ALL WAS NOT QUIET ON THE SOUTHERN FRONT:YEMAN'S SOCIAL HIERARCHIES AND THE ROLE OF THE OTTOMAN STATE,1911-1918 (page 59)
  • 5: UNDERSTANDING THE MARGINS OF ALBANIAN HISTORY: COMMUNITIES ON THE EDGES OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE (page 85)
  • 6: DEFYING THE STATE AND DEFINING THE STATE:LOCAL POLITICS IN EDUCATIONAL REFORM IN THE VILAYETS OF MANASTIR AND YANYA,1878-1912 (page 105)
  • 7: LOCATING FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES IN SWITZERLAND'S OTTOMAN-ALBANIAN DIASPORA,1899-1920 (page 125)
  • 8:UNDRESSING MALESORE ALBANIANS: REWRITING LATE OTTOMAN HISTORY THROUGH ITS MATERIAL CULTURE (page 137)
  • 9: RESISTING GLOBALIZATION THROUGH THE EYES OF ALBANIAN MUSLIMS: COMPARING THE SUCCESSES OF THE 19th CENTURY TO THE FAILURES OF THE 21st (page 157)
  • 10: DIVERGENT LOYALTIES AND THEIR MEMORY: ALBANIAN SOLDIERS IN THE GREAT WAR (page 173)
  • CONCLUSION (page 195)
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY (page 199)