By Julia Phillips Cohen
Becoming Ottomans is the 1st e-book to inform the tale of Jewish political integration right into a smooth Islamic empire. It starts with the method set in movement through the imperial kingdom reforms often called the Tanzimat, which spanned the years 1839-1876 and legally emancipated the non-Muslims of the empire. 4 a long time later the placement was once tough to acknowledge. via the shut of the 19th century, Ottoman Muslims and Jews alike usually pointed out Jews as a version group, or millet-as a gaggle whose leaders and individuals knew how you can serve their nation and have been deeply engaged in Ottoman politics. The struggles of other Jewish participants and teams to outline the general public face in their groups is underscored of their responses to a sequence of significant ancient events.
Charting the dramatic reversal of Jews within the empire over a half-century, Becoming Ottomans deals new views for figuring out Jewish encounters with modernity and citizenship in a centralizing, modernizing Islamic kingdom in an imperial, multi-faith landscape.
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Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era by Julia Phillips Cohen