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Published: 20 April 2017

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780190610708

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Becoming Ottomans

Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era

Julia Phillips Cohen

  • First book to tell the story of Jewish political integration into a modern Islamic empire
  • Shows that discourses and practices of imperial citizenship arose in the Ottoman Empire earlier than previously assumed
  • Demonstrates that Ottomanism extended beyond a small number of Muslim elites
  • Examines imperial citizenship as a series of political performances rather than a fixed legal identity