The Politicization of Islam: Reconstructing Identity, State, Faith, and Community in the Late…

Paperback | December 15, 2002

byKemal H. Karpat

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Combining international and domestic perspectives, this book analyzes the transformation of the Ottoman Empire over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It views privatization of state lands and the increase of domestic and foreign trade as key factors in the rise of a Muslim middle class,which, increasingly aware of its economic interests and communal roots, then attempted to reshape the government to reflect its ideals.

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Combining international and domestic perspectives, this book analyzes the transformation of the Ottoman Empire over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It views privatization of state lands and the increase of domestic and foreign trade as key factors in the rise of a Muslim middle class,which, increasingly aware of its economic in...

Kemal H. Karpat is at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.45 × 6.1 × 0.98 inPublished:December 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195165438

ISBN - 13:9780195165432

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"In this far-reaching book, packed with intriguing details, Karpat . . . synthesizes information gathered from a wonderful array of Ottoman, Turkish, and Russian sources that are relatively inaccessible to most readers."-- The Journal of Interdisciplinary History