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The Ottoman Administration of Iraq, 1890-1908

1st Edition

By Gökhan Çetinsaya


256 pages

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This is a study of the nature of Ottoman administration under Sultan Abdulhamid and the effects of this on the three provinces that were to form the modern state of Iraq. The author provides a general commentary on the late Ottoman provincial administration and a comprehensive picture of the nature of its interaction with provincial society. In drawing on sources of the Ottoman archives, bringing together and analyzing an abundance of complex documents, this book is a fascinating contribution to the field of Middle Eastern studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Setting of an Ottoman Province 2. The Issue of Reform 3. The Sultan's Officials 4. Tribal Problems 5. The Shi'i Problem 6. The British Danger. Conclusion

About the Author

Gokhan Cetinsaya is an associate professor of International Relations in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, at the Istanbul Technical University. He holds both MESA and BRISMES dissertation awards.

About the Series

SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

This series features the latest disciplinary approaches to Middle Eastern Studies. It covers the Social Sciences and the Humanities in both the pre-modern and modern periods of the region. While primarily interested in publishing single-authored studies, the series is also open to edited volumes on innovative topics, as well as textbooks and reference works.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Middle East / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies