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By Karen Barkey

ISBN-10: 0801484197

ISBN-13: 9780801484193

Why did the most problem to the Ottoman nation come no longer in peasant or elite rebellions, yet in endemic banditry? Karen Barkey indicates how Turkish ideas of incorporating peasants and rotating elites saved either teams depending on the kingdom, not able and unwilling to insurgent. Bandits, previously mercenary infantrymen, weren't drawn to uprising yet focused on attempting to achieve kingdom assets, extra as rogue consumers than as primitive rebels. The state's skill to manage and manage bandits - via offers, offers, and patronage - indicates imperial power instead of weak point, she keeps. Bandits and Bureaucrats information, in a wealthy, archivally dependent research, state-society relatives within the Ottoman Empire throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. Exploring present eurocentric theories of kingdom development, the writer illuminates a interval generally mischaracterized as one within which the nation declined in strength. Outlining the methods of imperial rule, Barkey relates the state's political and armed forces associations to their social foundations. She compares the Ottoman direction with nation centralization within the chinese language and Russian empires, and contrasts stories of uprising in France through the related interval. Bandits and Bureaucrats hence develops a theoretical interpretation of imperial nation centralization, via incorporation and bargaining with social teams, and even as enriches our figuring out of the dynamics of Ottoman historical past.

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