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:

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This chapter studies how the consular assessment of the local elites was later adopted by higher Ottoman officials as they implemented a westernist theory of centralized bureaucratic government. As a result, both officials and consuls during the late nineteenth century were continually surprised to find that the local elites were able to manipulate, and even challenge, the central government at the local level.

Keywords: consular assessment; Ottoman officials; westernist theory; centralized bureaucratic government; central government; local level

Chapter.  14095 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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