External relations of İzmir in the 19th and early 20th centuries: the case of Ottoman Greeks /

Download
2014
Babayiğit, Burcu
This thesis attempts to define the external relations of the Ottoman Greek merchant community in İzmir in the triangle of the European powers, the Ottoman Empire, and the larger Ottoman Greek community during the 19th and early years of the 20th century. In the port city of İzmir, where non-state actors played an active role, the Ottoman Greek merchant community emerged as an autonomous class and contributed predominantly to İzmir’s commercial development as well as to the integration process of the Ottoman Empire within a European-centered economy. In this framework, the primary concern of this research is to analyze the rise of the Ottoman Greek merchant community that represented the non-state actors in İzmir from an historical perspective. Therefore, this thesis attempts to explore the main reasons behind the rise of the Ottoman Greek merchant community in İzmir that established contact with external powers autonomously; it focuses on the internal dynamics of the Greek merchant community aside from the support of European powers as well as domestic and international factors.

Suggestions

Forces of liberalism and conservatism in the nineteenth century: a comparative study on the İtalian peninsula and the Ottoman Empire
Bordignon, Mattia; Soykut, Mustafa; Department of Middle East Studies (2011)
This thesis analyses the position of the Ottoman Empire and the Italian penin- sula and their position in the international scenario during the 19th century. This work studies the developments in the Ottoman Empire and the Italian peninsula from the beginning of the Tanzimat (in the Ottoman Empire) and the Risorgimento (in the Italian peninsula), until the Crimean War, and eval- uates the consequences of these events for the European balance of power. These developments took place at a time when Europe was ...
Contributions of the Ottoman Empire to the construction of Modern Europe
Palabıyık, Mustafa Serdar; Yurdusev, Ahmet Nuri; Department of International Relations (2005)
This thesis aims to analyze the contributions of the Ottoman Empire to the construction of modern Europe in the early modern period. Conventional historiography generally argues that the Ottoman Empire contributed to the emergence of the modern European identity only through acting as the ءother̕ of Europe. This thesis, however, aims to show that such an analysis is not enough to understand the Ottoman impact on the European state system. Moreover, it argues that the Ottoman Empire contributed to the constr...
Continuities and changes in the minority policy of Greece: the case of western thrace
Chousein, Ali; Tayfur, Mehmet Fatih; Department of International Relations (2005)
This thesis analyzes the Greek minority policy of Western Thrace by dwelling on the history of the Muslim Turkish minority of Western Thrace from the beginning of 1920s until today. Until the early 1990s, changes in the Greek policy of Western Thrace had not been observed. However, the year 1991 marks a turning point both in the attitude of Greece towards the Muslim Turkish minority and in the history of the Western Thracian minority. As a result of the change in the Greek minority policy of Western Thrace ...
The formation of Turkish national identity: the role of the Greek “other”
Ergül, Feride Aslı; Yurdusev, Ahmet Nuri; Department of International Relations (2009)
This dissertation analyzes the role of the Greek “other” in the process of Turkish national identity formation. Addressing the transformation of Turkish identity from multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-religious imperial character into a homogeneous and unitary national form, this thesis mainly focuses on the changing attitude of the Ottoman elites of the last period and the modern Turkish state elites towards the Greeks in domestic and foreign affairs. In fact, this change can be evaluated as a part of...
Multi-functional buildings of the T-type in Ottoman context : network of identity and territorialization
Oğuz, Zeynep; Altan, Tomris Elvan; Department of History of Architecture (2006)
This thesis focuses on the Ottoman buildings with a T-shaped plan and their meanings with respect to the central and centrifugal tendencies in the Ottoman context in the fourteenth, fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. The emergence of the multi-functional buildings of the T-type in the Ottoman realm is simultaneous with the burgeoning of a state in the early Ottoman frontier milieu, which is profoundly intermingled with the notion of gaza; whereas the demise of the use of the T-plan is coincident with ...
Citation Formats
B. Babayiğit, “External relations of İzmir in the 19th and early 20th centuries: the case of Ottoman Greeks /,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.