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Age of Rogues – Rebels, Revolutionaries and Racketeers at the Frontiers of Empires - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
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Age of Rogues: Rebels, Revolutionaries and Racketeers at the Frontiers of Empires

Ramazan Öztan and Alp Yenen


The making of the modern world was a result of the fall of empires and the emergence of nation-states. This is particularly true across the frontiers of the Ottoman Empire, a region connecting the Balkans to the Black Sea littoral, and the Middle East to the Caucasus. In approaching this poly-ethnic, multi-religious and trans-imperial hub of turmoil, the existing historiographies have either trivialized or idealized the role of rebels, revolutionaries and racketeers. Although revisionist scholarship has critically analysed political violence, imperialism and nation-state building, there is sti ... More

Keywords: Revolution, political violence, nationalism, empire, transgressive politics, Balkans, Middle East, Caucasus

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474462624
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462624.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ramazan Öztan, editor
Leiden University

Alp Yenen, editor

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Part I Rogues in History

Part II Rogues and Regimes

Part III Rogue Trajectories


Erik Jan Zürcher

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