Formation of the Modern State. The Ottoman Empire. Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries

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With extensive new material, this classic book - now in a second edition - challenges the current paradigm of the societal decline as inadequate for understanding the Ottoman society and state during this period. Rifa'at 'Ali Abou-El-Haj reevaluates the established historical view of the Ottoman Empire as an eastern despotic nation-state in decline and instead analyzes it as a modern state comparable to contemporary states in Europe and Asia.

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  • Rifa°at Ali Abou-El-Haj

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