Imperial Classroom: Islam, the State, and Education in the Late Ottoman Empire

Hardcover | February 23, 2005

byBenjamin C. Fortna

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In the Ottoman Empire, as in many countries around the world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, education was critical to the state's efforts to redefine its relationship with its subjects. This book presents a many-sided view of education under the Ottoman Empire in thisperiod. Drawing on a wide array of primary material, ranging from archival reports to textbooks and classroom maps, Benjamin C. Fortna provides a detailed scholarly analysis of the Ottoman educational endeavour, revealing its fascinating mix of Western and indigenous influences. Focusing on suchkey areas as curricular change, daily life, geography, and Islamic morality, Fortna presents new evidence about schooling in the late Ottoman Empire and offers a new interpretation of its place in the history of the modern Middle East.

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In the Ottoman Empire, as in many countries around the world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, education was critical to the state's efforts to redefine its relationship with its subjects. This book presents a many-sided view of education under the Ottoman Empire in thisperiod. Drawing on a wide array of primary mat...

Benjamin C. Fortna is a Lecturer in the Modern History of the Middle East, SOAS.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:298 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:February 23, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199248400

ISBN - 13:9780199248407

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Table of Contents

1. Education and Agency2. Hope against Fear3. Fighting Back4. Buildings and Discipline5. Maps6. MoralsBibliographyIndex