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A Nation of EmpireThe Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity$
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Michael Meeker

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520225268

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520225268.001.0001

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A State Society

A State Society

State Officials and Local Elites

(p.185) 6 A State Society
A Nation of Empire

Michael E. Meeker

University of California Press

This chapter demonstrates how the local elites composed a tiered state society, the uppermost tier being inside the state system and the lowermost being outside the state system, and describes the structure of political authority that emerged in the old province of Trabzon during the period of decentralization. It uses the reports of British and French consular officials who first began to reside in the town of Trabzon after 1800 to analyze the structure of political authority.

Keywords:   tiered state society, state system, political authority, decentralization

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