Power politics in Ottoman provincial administration: a case study of Gürcü Osman Pasha (1789-1807)

buir.advisorRadushev, Evgeniy R.
dc.contributor.authorKüçükoğlu, Lütfiye Sevinç
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-18T08:46:45Z
dc.date.available2019-09-18T08:46:45Z
dc.date.copyright2019-09
dc.date.issued2019-09
dc.date.submitted2019-09-16
dc.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.): Bilkent University, Department of History, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2019.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 181-191).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines Gürcü Osman Pasha, who was a promising military origin Ottoman state official at his early career stages, but then turned into a rebel sacking Rumelian districts in collaboration with the most unruly figures of the region. When his political, military and financial sources of power eventually evolved to pose a significant threat to the central authority, he ended up being executed by the government. Although he was not a primary figure of his time, both his political networks and dynamics of his rebellion refer that he had strong connections with many prominent characters of the period. Through analyzing reasons behind Osman Pasha’s rebellion, his patronage relations, alliances and conflicts, the dissertation depicts the volatile and delicate structure of the early modern Ottoman politics and places Osman among other prominent characters of the time. It also focuses on formation of Osman’s household and his various revenue sources, discussing how they enabled him to become a prominent pasha without a powerful family, or a local notable origin, or a considerable wealth of his own at the beginning of his career. As a conclusion this study attempts to explain Osman Pasha’s career cycle with a vicious circle of acquiring power, behaving disorderly and power again, and so on. It also offers a principle that might help us comprehend the dynamics of the Ottoman politics and the shifting power from the center to the provinces and vice versa.en_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Lütfiye Sevinç Küçükoğluen_US
dc.format.extentix, 198 leaves : 30 cm.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB122255
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/52449
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectHouseholden_US
dc.subjectMilitary resources and financial sources of poweren_US
dc.subjectPatronage relationsen_US
dc.subjectPolitical networksen_US
dc.subjectState officialen_US
dc.titlePower politics in Ottoman provincial administration: a case study of Gürcü Osman Pasha (1789-1807)en_US
dc.title.alternativeOsmanlı taşra yönetiminde güç ve iktidar çatışmaları: Gürcü Osman Paşa isyanı (1789-1807)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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