Remembering the Past, Understanding the Present

Foreign Capital in the Ottoman State: 1854-1914 (Osmanlı Devleti’nde Yabancı Sermaye: 1854-1914) by V. Necla Geyikdağı Hil Publications, 247 pp., 2008, ISBN: 978-975-7638-35-3 Globalization, Economic Policies and Growth from the Ottomans to the Republic (Osmanlıdan Cumhuriyete Küreselleşme,...

Ottoman Jews Visualised

JEWISH COSTUMES IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Osmanlı’da Yahudi Kıyafetleri) edited by Silvyo Ovadya Gözlem, 162 pp., 2001, ISBN: 978-975-7304-51-7 Jews started immigrating to the Ottoman Empire in the late 16th century. These Sephardi populations from Spain and Portugal were placed in various cities...

Change in the Ottoman Empire

Modernization of the Ottoman Empire (Osmanlı Modernleşmesi) by Kemal H. Karpat İmge, 163 pp., 2008, ISBN: 978-975-533-357-1 Question: How to make things work in an already expansive and expanding empire? Answer: With a well balanced mixture of social hierarchy, regional autonomy, religious segregation,...