Chapter 4: Ottoman expansion in the East

In contrast to the lands to the west, what surrounded the Ottoman state to the north, south and east were political structures which had the same religious, ethnic and/or cultural roots. Thus eastward expansion was not for the Ottomans merely a territorial or economic matter but was, more importantly, a struggle to establish and strengthen their own existence and legitimacy.


Procreation, family and 'progress': Administrative and economic aspects of Ottoman population policies in the 19th century
Dursun, Selçuk (Informa UK Limited, 2011-06-15)
The making of the modern Ottoman state in the 19th century was closely interrelated with population issues and policies. 'Population' became an important component of Ottoman history throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. As the state identified the 'population' as a source of income after the Tanzimat, it tried to protect and procreate it through certain institutional arrangements and regulations. These policies consisted of protecting the existing population, controlling population movements, promo...
Symbol space and meaning in hittite architecture
Onurlu, Sema; Güven, Suna Naziyet; Department of History of Architecture (2004)
The importance of the Hittites derives from the fact that they were an organized central power extending over a large territory within which a number of societies maintained their language, culture and traditions. The archaeological findings of Hattusha, the Hittite capital reveal that the city had reached its maximum limits during the Great Kingdom period and the most magnificient and monumental buildings of the city are dated to this period. Yazilikaya, the open air sanctuary which reached to its final fo...
Institutionalization of History in the Ottoman Empire
Ergut, Ferdan (Informa UK Limited, 2015-04-03)
This article examines the process within which history was institutionalized in the Ottoman Empire. Institutional space for history had begun to be constructed within the context of interstate rivalry during the mid-nineteenth century. History had the task of "proving" the fact that the Turks had been from the very beginning a part of the "Western civilization." The essential period for the institutionalization history was that of the regime of the Committee of Union and Progress in 1908-18, providing histo...
Identity Formation and the Political Power in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Turkish Republic
Şeker, Nesim (2005-09-01)
This article examines the reasons, consequences and penetration ways of the nationalist movement in the lands that made up the Ottoman Empire. But if many academics have studied this issue and offered an agreed vision of the disruptive effect that nationalism had in the heart of the Ottoman Empire, an evaluation of the impact and consequences that this process had in the population and the political configuration of the new states that appeared after the end of the Turkish domination has not been made. This...
Diyarbakır Surları Ve Kent Tarihi
Parla, Canan (Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, 2005-1-3)
Tarihi dokusunu en iyi koruyan kentlerden biri olan Diyarbakır’ın, sur ve yapılarını inceleyen çalışmalar giderek çoğalmış olmakla birlikte, kitabe metinlerinin pek dikkate alınmadığı gözlemlenmektedir. Oysa kentin, bugünkü bilgiler ve kitabe verileri ışığında yeniden incelenmesi ve tarihi süreç içerisinde nasıl biçimlendiğinin ortaya konması gerekmektedir. Kuşkusuz böyle bir çalışma, kente egemen olanların, Diyarbakır’a nasıl biçim verdiklerini açıkça gözler önüne serecektir. Bu makalede, başlangıçtan 16. ...
Citation Formats
E. Boyar, Chapter 4: Ottoman expansion in the East. 2012, p. 140.