Power politics in the Ottoman balkan provinces : a case study of Pazvandoğlu Osman

Üstündağ, Nagehan
This thesis analyzes the life and power politics of Pazvandoğlu Osman, Ayan of Vidin, in the 18th century with references to the changes in the Ottoman provincial administration experienced between the 17th and 18th centuries. Osman̕s relations with the Ottoman central government and the policy that the latter followed towards him will also be given to show the Ottoman methods of coping with the oppositional groups in the provinces in the case of Pazvandoğlu Osman in the 18th and 19th centuries. Moreover his relations with the people of Vidin as well as with the neighboring ayans will be displayed to examine how an ayan ruled and represented people and also how important an ayan was in the development of a city. In addition a description of the Ottoman Balkans in general and Vidin in particular will also be analyzed from the point of view of their contributions to the rise of Pazvandoğlu Osman within the context of cause and effect relations.


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Citation Formats
N. Üstündağ, “ Power politics in the Ottoman balkan provinces : a case study of Pazvandoğlu Osman ,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2006.