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The Resource Foundations of modernity : human agency and the imperial state, Isa Blumi

Foundations of modernity : human agency and the imperial state, Isa Blumi

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Foundations of modernity : human agency and the imperial state
Title
Foundations of modernity
Title remainder
human agency and the imperial state
Statement of responsibility
Isa Blumi
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Investigating how a number of modern empires transform over the long century (1789-1914) as a consequence of their struggle for ascendancy in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, Foundations of Modernity: Human Agency and the Imperial State moves the study of the modern empire towards a comparative, trans-regional analysis of events along the Ottoman frontiers: Western Balkans, the Persian Gulf and Yemen. This inter-disciplinary approach of studying events at different ends of the Ottoman Empire challenges previous emphasis on Europe as the only source of change and highlights the progression of modern imperial states.The book introduces an entirely new analytical approach to the study of modern state power and the social consequences to the interaction between long-ignored "historical agents" like pirates, smugglers, refugees, and the rural poor. In this respect, the roots of the most fundamental institutions and bureaucratic practices associated with the modern state prove to be the by-products of certain kinds of productive exchange long categorized in negative terms in post-colonial and mainstream scholarship. Such a challenge to conventional methods of historical and social scientific analysis is reinforced by the novel use of the work of Louis Althusser, Talal Asad, William Connolly and Frederick Cooper, whose challenges to scholarly conventions will prove helpful in changing how we understand the origins of our modern world and thus talk about Modernity. This book offers a methodological and historiographic intervention meant to challenge conventional studies of the modern era"--Provided by publisher
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1969-
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Blumi, Isa
Dewey number
320.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in modern history
Series volume
9
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  • State, The
  • History, Modern
  • Social systems
  • Middle East
  • Turkey
  • Mediterranean Region
Label
Foundations of modernity : human agency and the imperial state, Isa Blumi
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17354638
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 271 pages
Isbn
9780415884648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (DLC) 2010048747
  • (OCoLC)607983304
Label
Foundations of modernity : human agency and the imperial state, Isa Blumi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17354638
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 271 pages
Isbn
9780415884648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (DLC) 2010048747
  • (OCoLC)607983304

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