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Published: 01 June 2018

224 Pages | 12 black and white

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474430999

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Nineteenth-Century Local Governance in Ottoman Bulgaria

Politics in Provincial Councils

M. Safa Saracoglu

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies on the Ottoman Empire

  • Draws on provincial documents from Bulgarian archives to reveal a well-connected provincial political and economic environment in which the local elite played important roles alongside state officials
  • Provides a comprehensive discussion of the provincial bureaucratic and judiciary structure in Ottoman Balkans in the 19th century
  • Explains the investment of the local elite in the 19th century transformation of the Ottoman Empire
  • Provides an account of the main political structures in a key Bulgarian province at the eve of Bulgarian independence and in the midst of significant demographic movements involving the Turks, Bulgarians and the Adyghe people (Circassians).