The Ottoman Empire and the Bosnian Uprising: Janissaries, Modernisation and Rebellion in the Nineteenth Century (Library of Ottoman Studies v. 34)

The Ottoman Empire and the Bosnian Uprising: Janissaries, Modernisation and Rebellion in the Nineteenth Century (Library of Ottoman Studies v. 34)

By: Fatma Sel Turhan (author)Hardback

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Bosnia enjoyed a special status within the Ottoman Empire. Many of the empire's 'janissaries', an elite military stratum of soldiers and nobleman, hailed from this Balkan region. So when Sultan Mehmet II abolished this warrior class in 1826, and this curtailed the regions access to influence in Constantinople, Bosnia rebelled. Under the leadership of Husein Gradascevic, the 'dragon of Bosnia', the kingdom declared independence and waged war with the Ottoman Empire. For the first time, Fatma Sel Turhan illuminates a period of crucial importance to the Balkan regions. She argues convincingly that the uprising was a response to Ottoman moves towards modernization designed to save the Ottoman Empire from decline, but which eventually led to its demise. She assesses how far the uprising can be considered a nationalist movement, who the rebels were, and how the central authorities dealt with and punished the perpetrators. "The Ottoman Empire and the Bosnian Uprising" is a major fresh contribution to our understanding of the late Ottoman world and the history of the Balkans.

About Author

Fatma Sel Turhan holds a PhD in History from Bogazici University.


Introduction Theories and Debates on Rebellion, the Dichotomy of Decentralization-Centralization, and Borderlands A Survey of the Literature on the Nineteenth Century Ottoman Bosnia Notes on Archival Sources Notes on Chapters II. Bosnia: Geography and Society The Land The People Social Life Administration Military Organization and the Land Tenure System Economy: Conditions, Activities and Prohibitions Conclusion The First Stage of the Rebellion Period, 1826-1831 The Centralization Process in Bosnia Rebellion Culture of Bosnia The Abolition of the Janissaries in Bosnia Repercussions throughout the Region The Arrival of Abdurrahim Pasha The Suppression of the Rebellion The Struggle for the New Order A New Turmoil: The Visoko Event The Arrival of A New Vali: Ali Nam?k Pa?a Period The Question of the "Six Districts" (Nevahi-i Sitte) The Rebels' March and the Flight of the Vali Conclusion IV. The Second Stage of the Rebellion Period, 1831-1836 The de Facto Vali: Huseyin Kapudan A New Vali, the New March: The Valilik of Mahmud Hamdi Pa?a Recognition Activities: Promotions and Rewards The Aftermath of the Suppression The Valilik of Davud Pa?a The Application of the Nizamat The Change of the Vali: The Dismissal of Davud Pa?a and the Appointment of Vecihi Pa?a The Serbian Question and the Problems in the Austrian Frontier The Administration of Vecihi Pa?a Conclusion V. Rebels Defining the Rebellion Conceptualization of the Rebellion and the Rebels Rebels' Identities: Who Were They? The Leading Figures of the Rebellion in the First Stage of the Period The Attitude of the Bosnian Ulema towards the Rebellion The Leading Figures of the Rebellion in the Second Stage of the Period Objectives and Demands of the Rebels Methods of Subjugating the Rebels Conclusion VI. Leadership Who Were the Leaders of the Rebellion? The Leader of the First Stage of Rebellion Period: Ruscuklu Ali A?a The Leader of the Second Stage of Rebellion Period: Huseyin Kapudan Claims on the Wealth of Huseyin Kapudan Huseyin Kapudan's Escape to Austria Those Left Behind: Wives, Children, Relatives Those Left Behind: Wealth, Properties, Estates Conclusion VI. Conclusion VII. Appendices VIII. Bibliography

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  • ISBN13: 9781780761114
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781780761114
  • ISBN10: 1780761112

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