Item description for An Ottoman Statesman in War and Peace: Ahmed Resmi Efendi 1700-1783 (The Ottoman Empire and Its Heritage : Politics, Society and Economy, Vol 3) by Virginia H. Aksan...
This study of the life and milieu of a statesman, utilizing a wide array of hitherto unused chronicle and documentary material, offers new insights into many aspects of Ottoman eighteenth-century society. Subjects touched upon include career development and patronage in the central bureaucracy, increasing knowledge and interest in European diplomacy, and the impact of war on traditional attitudes. Of particular interest is the section on the 1768-74 Russo-Turkish War, a traumatic awakening for the Ottomans, who yielded significant territory, but were also faced with the necessity of reconstructing a polity and ideology which no longer produced results on the battlefield. Ahmed Resmi was the first of a new generation of statesmen who saw real virtue in the rationalization of war and the need for peace within prescribed borders.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1995
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004101160 ISBN13 9789004101166
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More About Virginia H. Aksan
Virginia Aksan is Assistant Professor at McMaster University, Canada. She is passionate about recovering the lives and histories of the people who lived at the time of the Ottoman Empire and this was reflected in her first book, about an Ottoman ambassador, "An Ottoman Statesman in War and Peace: Ahmed Resmi Efendi 1700-1783 "(1995).