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Ruler Visibility and Popular Belonging in the Ottoman Empire, 1808-1908

Darin Stephanov

Abstract

‘What do we really speak of when we speak of the modern ethno-national mindset and where shall we search for its roots?’ This is the central question of a book arguing that the periodic ceremonial intrusion into the everyday lives of people across the Ottoman Empire, which the annual royal birthday and accession-day celebrations constituted, had multiple, far-reaching, and largely unexplored consequences. On the one hand, it brought ordinary subjects into symbolic contact with the monarch and forged lasting vertical ties of loyalty to him, irrespective of language, location, creed or class. ... More

Keywords: ruler visibility, modernity, governmentality, modern state, ethno-nationalism, annual royal celebrations, public space/sphere, modern belonging, Tanzimat reforms, millet

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474441414
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441414.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Darin Stephanov, author
Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies