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The Margins of Empire: Kurdish Militias in the Ottoman Tribal Zone

Janet Klein

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775700
eISBN:
9780804777759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775700.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

At the turn of the twentieth century, the Ottoman state identified multiple threats in its eastern regions. In an attempt to control remote Kurdish populations, Ottoman authorities organized them ... More


A Manifold Mission

in The Margins of Empire: Kurdish Militias in the Ottoman Tribal Zone

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775700
eISBN:
9780804777759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775700.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter describes the multifarious aims of the sultan and his appointed commander of the project, Zeki Pasha, as they set out to create and implement the Hamidiye Light Cavalry, beginning in ... More


The Hamidiye and Its Legacy

in The Margins of Empire: Kurdish Militias in the Ottoman Tribal Zone

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775700
eISBN:
9780804777759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775700.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the legacy of the Hamidiye. While the Kurdish tribal militia seems to have formally ceased to exist in the republican period, a similar institution was created in the form of ... More


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