DIFFUSION OF POWER IN OTTOMAN IRAQ; SHEBANA REGIMENTS AS A STATE INSTRUMENT IN POLITICS OF CENTRALIZATION


Kurt Yöney B.

BELLETEN, vol.83, no.297, pp.633-669, 2019 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 297
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : BELLETEN
  • Page Numbers: pp.633-669

Abstract

With the advent of the Tanzimat reforms, the theme of centralization put its mark on the domestic policies of the Ottoman Empire in which the state apparatus of the Empire had reconsolidated its power within the provinces. Considering the struggle between centre and periphery, this article particularly aims to focus on Shebana Regiments which were an important instrument of establishing central authority in Ottoman Iraq.