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The Resource Foundations of modernity : human agency and the imperial state, Isa Blumi, (electronic book)

Foundations of modernity : human agency and the imperial state, Isa Blumi, (electronic book)

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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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MiAaPQ
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1969-
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Blumi, Isa
Dewey number
320.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JC201
LC item number
.B58 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
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
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Foundations of modernity : human agency and the imperial state, Isa Blumi, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
EBC957863
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 271 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781136718144
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Foundations of modernity : human agency and the imperial state, Isa Blumi, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
EBC957863
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 271 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781136718144
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote

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