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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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Blindness

Blindness

A Feudal Past Without a Modern Future

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(p.227) 7 Blindness
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A Nation of Empire
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Michael E. Meeker

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520225268.003.0007

This chapter discusses how the western European consuls misunderstood the character of the imperial state society. It shows that, as a result of this misunderstanding, the consuls mistakenly declared the local elites to have been suppressed by the central government during the 1830s, even though the elites remained an essential part of the imperial system.

Keywords:   western European consuls, imperial state society, central government, local elites, imperial system

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