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Interpretive schemes and Ottoman historiography in the twentieth century

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2005
Kılınçoğlu, Deniz T
This thesis analyzes the influences of three eminent social scientists on Ottoman historiography. Fernand Braudel, Immanuel Wallerstein and Michael Mann are three important scholars, who challenged the paradigms of world historiography in the twentieth century. Nevertheless, whereas the studies of Braudel and Wallerstein made more strong impacts on the area, the influences of Mann remain limited. The aim of this thesis is to evaluate the influences of the former two scholars on Ottoman historiography and then to discuss the reasons of relative omission of Mann̕s perspective in the area. Moreover, it was aimed to make a very brief introduction to a new perspective on Ottoman history according to Mann̕s original model.