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By Aysel Yıldız

In 1807 the reformist Sultan Selim III used to be overthrown in a palace coup enacted through the elite unique forces of the day – the Janissaries. The Ottomans have been bankrupt and have been compelled to make peace with Napoleon after Austerlitz, however it was once Selim III’s efforts to reform an empire that had suffered successive army defeats, and to reform alongside the strains of recent rules – with an finish to the privileged ‘feudal’ place of many in elite Ottoman civil-military society – which sealed his destiny. This booklet seeks to situate Turkey’s reactionary revolutions of 1807 right into a wider ecu context, that of the French Revolution and the outbreaks of innovative task within the German states, Britain and the U.S.. The Ottoman Empire was once an interconnected and the most important a part of this early-modern international, and as a result, Aysel Yildiz argues, has to be analyzed when it comes to its ecu opponents. concentrating on the rebellion, and the socio-economic and political stipulations which brought on it, this ebook re-orientates Ottoman background in the direction of Western Europe, and re-situates the late-Ottoman Empire as a key battle-ground of political principles within the sleek era.

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