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

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Stanford University Press, 31 մյս, 2011 թ. - 275 էջ
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 into a tribal militia and gave them the task of subduing a perceived Armenian threat. Following the story of this militia, Klein explores the contradictory logic of how states incorporate groups they ultimately aim to suppress and how groups who seek autonomy from the state often attempt to do so through state channels.

In the end, Armenian revolutionaries were not suppressed and Kurdish leaders, whose authority the state sought to diminish, were empowered. The tribal militia left a lasting impact on the region and on state-society and Kurdish-Turkish relations. Putting a human face on Ottoman-Kurdish histories while also addressing issues of state-building, local power dynamics, violence, and dispossession, this book engages vividly in the study of the paradoxes inherent in modern statecraft.

 

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The Hamidiye Light Cavalry in the Ottoman Tribal Zone
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1 A Manifold Mission
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2 The Hamidiye Under Abdülhamid II 18901908
52
3 The Tribal Light Cavalry Under the Young Turks 19081914
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4 The Hamidiye and the Agrarian Question
128
5 The Hamidiye and Its Legacy
170
Map of Hamidiye Regiments ca 1900
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Notes
187
Bibliography
249
Index
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Janet Klein is Assistant Professor of History at The University of Akron.

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