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Nineteenth-Century Local Governance in Ottoman Bulgaria: Politics in Provincial Councils

M. Safa Saraçoglu


This book explores Ottoman local governance during the liberal-capitalist state formation of the long 19th century (1789-1922) with a particular focus on the administrative and judiciary councils of the Vidin County in the second half of the 19th century. It explains the structure and procedures of these councils and provides an analysis of their function in local politics and economics in addition to an examination of their correspondence and people who worked in the governmental sphere dominated by these councils. Between 1396 and 1878, Vidin was a town under Ottoman administration and becam ... More

Keywords: Biopolitics, Danube Province, Governance or governmentality, Judicio-administrative sphere, Liberal-capitalist social formation, Local notables, Official correspondence, Ottoman Empire, Provincial councils, Vidin County

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474430999
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430999.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

M. Safa Saraçoglu, author
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania