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The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars and Caliphs

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It further aims to reveal the specifics of the Armenian-Jewish connections in the Persianate Muslim environment and detect the reasons for the ambiguous silence in the Armenian literature from the period in question. The tale begins in the late 13th century with Osman, the eponymous founder of the Ottoman dynasty – a Muslim Turkic nomad who migrated, with herds of horses, oxen, goats and sheep, to Christian-majority Anatolia, then mainly Armenian or Greek.

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This Ottoman tradition indicated both a sign of loyalty and favour as well as an expression of a hierarchical relationship between a giver and a receiver.Parallel to Arab Nahḍah, Ottoman modernization program is associated with the Tanzimat, a period of drastic social, political and institutional transformation.

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By using a variety of primary sources, archival, printed and visual documents, this paper focuses on the rule of Mehmed Reşad as representing an attempt to shape a new stage of the Ottoman sultanate. Inevitably in books like this, the narrative shoals for long, wonderful stretches on personal stories.A much more extended version, containing elaborate analyses of all works, historical timelines, more extended introduction and conclusion sections (including a detailed thematic study of some central notions of the Ottoman political vocabulary), large extracts from representative works, and indices, is to be published soon. The Ottomans saw themselves as the successors to the Roman Empire: much of its territory encompassed lands formerly under Roman (and then Byzantine) control.

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