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The Proper Order of Things: Language, Power, and Law in Ottoman Administrative Discourses

Heather L. Ferguson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503603561
eISBN:
9781503605534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603561.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The Proper Order of Things demonstrates how early modern Ottoman territorial control, both in general practice and in the specific contexts of Greater Syria and occupied Hungary, was enabled through ... More


The Sovereign State: Spatial and Textual Politics in Early Modern Eurasian Courts

Heather L. Ferguson

in The Proper Order of Things: Language, Power, and Law in Ottoman Administrative Discourses

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503603561
eISBN:
9781503605534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603561.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter demonstrates that qualities once thought to be unique to the Ottoman confederation were of a piece with other imperial strategies to affirm the power of the court amid disparate ... More


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