Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era

Hardcover | February 17, 2014

byJulia Phillips Cohen

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Becoming Ottomans is the first book to tell the story of Jewish political integration into a modern Islamic empire. It begins with the process set in motion by the imperial state reforms known as the Tanzimat, which spanned the years 1839-1876 and legally emancipated the non-Muslims of theempire. Throughout this period, Jews remained little more than an afterthought in imperial politics. Four decades later the situation was difficult to recognize. By the close of the nineteenth century, Ottoman Muslims and Jews alike regularly referred to Jews as a model community, or millet - as a group whose leaders and members knew how to serve their state and were deeply engaged in Ottoman politics. This book charts this dramatic reversal, following thechanging position of Jews in the empire over the course of half a century.

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Becoming Ottomans is the first book to tell the story of Jewish political integration into a modern Islamic empire. It begins with the process set in motion by the imperial state reforms known as the Tanzimat, which spanned the years 1839-1876 and legally emancipated the non-Muslims of theempire. Throughout this period, Jews remained l...

Julia Phillips Cohen is Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University. She is co-editor, with Sarah Abrevaya Stein, of Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History, 1700-1950 (Stanford University Press, 2014).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:February 17, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199340404

ISBN - 13:9780199340408

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsPrefaceIntroduction: Becoming a Model Millet1. Mobilizing Jews: Lessons in Imperial Citizenship2. In the Synagogue and on the Streets: Celebrating 1892 as Ottomans3. Battling Neighbors: Imperial Allegiance and Politicized Violence4. Contest and Conflict: Jewish Ottomanism in a Constitutional RegimeConclusion: Imperial Citizens Beyond the EmpireNotesBibliographyIndex