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Ottoman Borderlands
Issues, Personalities, and Political Changes
Edited by Kemal H. Karpat, with Robert Zens

At the crossroads of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

Ottoman Borderlands brings together articles by prominent scholars to fill a large gap in Ottoman studies—the study of the borderlands. Despite the pressing power of the central government, the frontier provinces and the semiautonomous borderlands were cultural-social units with their own identities and their own internal dynamics. While the core provinces were more Ottoman, Islamic, and Turkish-speaking, the borderlands were culturally, religiously, and linguistically more heterogeneous, as well as more politically autonomous.

Kemal Karpat is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, editor of the International Journal of Turkish Studies, and author of many books including Studies on Ottoman History and The Politicization of Islam. Robert Zens is a Ph.D. candidate in Ottoman history and a lecturer in Modern Middle East History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His publications include a study of Pasvanoglu Osman Pasha and the Ottoman provincial notables.

Distributed for the International Journal of Turkish Studies

Originally published as an issue of the International Journal of Turkish Studies, now with new material.

Of Related Interest, distributed for the Center for Turkish Studies

Turkish Migration to the United States

From Ottoman Times to the Present
Edited by Kemal H. Karpat and A. Deniz Balgamis

Ottoman Bosnia
A History in Peril
Edited by Markus Koller and Kemal H. Karpat
With a preface by Noel Malcolm

Turkish Foreign Policy
Recent Developments
Edited by Kemal H. Karpat

Mutiny and Rebellion in the Ottoman Empire
Edited by Jane Hathaway

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the cover of Ottoman Borderlands is a Turkish red, with gold type.

March 2004
352 pp.   6 x 9
3 maps
Paper ISBN 978-0-299-20024-4

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