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Empire

Michael E. Meeker

in A Nation of Empire

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780520225268
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520929128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520225268.003.0004
Empire

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This chapter discusses the channels through which the local elites of the rural societies could have identified with and participated in the imperial system, and studies the relationship between disciplinary association and sovereign power as seen in the architecture and ceremony of the Ottoman palace. It also reviews how the Ottomans included the eastern coastal region right after the conquest of Constantinople.

Keywords: imperial system; channels; disciplinary association; sovereign power; Ottoman palace; eastern coastal region; conquest of Constantinople; architecture; ceremony

Chapter.  17963 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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