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The Resource The proper order of things : language, power, and law in Ottoman administrative discourses, Heather L. Ferguson

The proper order of things : language, power, and law in Ottoman administrative discourses, Heather L. Ferguson

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The proper order of things : language, power, and law in Ottoman administrative discourses
Title
The proper order of things
Title remainder
language, power, and law in Ottoman administrative discourses
Statement of responsibility
Heather L. Ferguson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The "natural order of the state" was an early modern mania for the Ottoman Empire. In a time of profound and pervasive imperial transformation, the ideals of stability, proper order, and social harmony were integral to the legitimization of Ottoman power. And as Ottoman territory grew, so too did its network of written texts: a web of sultanic edicts, aimed at defining and supplementing imperial authority in the empire's disparate provinces. With this book, Heather L. Ferguson studies how this textual empire created a unique vision of Ottoman legal and social order, and how the Ottoman ruling elite, via sword and pen, articulated a claim to universal sovereignty that subverted internal challengers and external rivals. The Proper Order of Things offers the story of an empire, at once familiar and strange, told through the shifting written vocabularies of power deployed by the Ottomans in their quest to thrive within a competitive early modern environment. Ferguson transcends the question of what these documents said, revealing instead how their formulation of the "proper order of things" configured the state itself. Through this textual authority, she argues, Ottoman writers ensured the durability of their empire, creating the principles of organization on which Ottoman statecraft and authority came to rest. --
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Ferguson, Heather L
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Discourse analysis
  • Order
  • Administrative law
  • Imperialism
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
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The proper order of things : language, power, and law in Ottoman administrative discourses, Heather L. Ferguson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the structure of empire and a grammar of rule -- The sovereign state : spatial and textual politics in early modern Eurasian courts -- The state of stability : the kanunname as a genre of administrative governance -- The bureaucratic state : reforming documentary practices -- The brokered state : "the past is no longer the present" in the "land between the rivers" -- A state of rebellion : the re-territorialization of Ottoman sovereignty in greater Syria -- On the perfect state : an Ottoman vision of order -- Conclusion : the archiving state
Control code
ocn999475136
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 426 pages
Isbn
9781503603561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)999475136
Label
The proper order of things : language, power, and law in Ottoman administrative discourses, Heather L. Ferguson
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
Contents
Introduction : the structure of empire and a grammar of rule -- The sovereign state : spatial and textual politics in early modern Eurasian courts -- The state of stability : the kanunname as a genre of administrative governance -- The bureaucratic state : reforming documentary practices -- The brokered state : "the past is no longer the present" in the "land between the rivers" -- A state of rebellion : the re-territorialization of Ottoman sovereignty in greater Syria -- On the perfect state : an Ottoman vision of order -- Conclusion : the archiving state
Control code
ocn999475136
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 426 pages
Isbn
9781503603561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)999475136

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