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dc.contributor.authorSafi, P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T09:48:58Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T09:48:58Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.issn0026-3206
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/21630
dc.description.abstractAside from a few exceptional works, studies on the subject of the Ottoman Special Organization (SO, Teşkilat-ı Mahsusa) are marred by confusing, vague, and inconsistent sets of arguments and assumptions. This may be attributed to certain methodological and linguistic shortcomings of particular studies and a general laziness in the use of existing primary and secondary sources. It is also an outcome of the degree to which contemporary political and ideological currents and concerns colour the nature of the historical inquiry into the subject. Based on a comprehensive and systematic critical reading of existing literature in the light of certain sets of hitherto unused archival material, the present study aims to re-open to discussion such historiographical problems both by revisiting the most speculative, and well-trodden, research topics in the literature, such as the very nature of the organization as well as its administrative features, and offering insights into the potential(s) of certain little-explored Turkish archives.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleMiddle Eastern Studiesen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1080/00263206.2011.553898en_US
dc.subjectOttoman empireen_US
dc.subjectPolitical historyen_US
dc.subjectPolitical organizationen_US
dc.titleHistory in the trench: The Ottoman Special Organization – Teşkilat-i Mahsusa literatureen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.citation.spage89en_US
dc.citation.epage106en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber48en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber1en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00263206.2011.553898en_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1743-7881en_US


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