Debates on the world historical place of the Ottoman Empire in the last few decades have been conducted mainly in Turkey, but increasingly concepts have been introduced into the conversation from the study of European, Chinese and Central Asian history. This book, first published in 1992, examines the nature of the Ottoman state from a variety of perspectives, economic, political and social.
1. Introduction Suraiya Faroqhi 2. The Ottoman State and the Question of State Autonomy: Comparative Perspectives John Haldon 3. The Search for the Peasant in Western and Turkish History / Historiography Halil Berktay 4. Ottoman History by Inner Asian Norms Isenbike Togan 5. In Search of Ottoman History Suraiya Faroqhi 6. Three Empires and the Societies They Governed: Iran, India and the Ottoman Empire Halil Berktay