Bandits and bureaucrats : the Ottoman route to state centralization / Karen Barkey

Author(s): Barkey, Karen, 1958-
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Subjects: Brigands and robbers--Turkey--History--17th century
Outlaws--Turkey--History--17th century
Peasants--Turkey--History--17th century
Patron and client--Turkey--History--17th century
Patronage, Political--Turkey--History--17th century
Bureaucracy--Turkey--History--17th century
Turkey--History--Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1994
Series: Wilder House series in politics, history, and culture
LC Classification: H, HV
Physical Description: xii, 282 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
Ch. 1. Introduction 1
Ch. 2. The Context of the Seventeenth Century 24
The Legacy of the Classical Age 25
The Ottoman Empire in Context 44
The Crisis of the Seventeenth Century 48
Ch. 3. Ottoman Regional Elites: Divided but Loyal 55
The State and Timar Holders 60
The State and High-Ranking Provincial Officials 76
Ch. 4. Ottoman Peasants: Rational or Indifferent? 85
Patron-Client Relations: Fictitious Landholders? 91
Peasant Rural Organization 107
Ch. 5. Celalis: Bandits without a Cause? 141
Peasant Alternatives 143
The Manufacturing of Banditry 152
Banditry as a Social Type 176
Ch. 6. State-Bandit Relations: A Blueprint for State Centralization 189
A Political Invitation: May 1606 189
Consolidation through Deal Making with Bandits 195
Bargains and Force, 1590-1611 203
The Politicized Rhetoric of Bargaining, 1623-1648 220
Ch. 7. Conclusion 229
Appendix 1 The Study Area 243
Appendix 2 Primary Sources from the Ottoman Archives 250
Bibliography 255
Index 275
Notes: LCCN: 94006099
ISBN: 0801429447 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-274) and index
OCLC Number: 29912200
ISBN/ISSN: 0801429447