The book examines the process of Westernization and social change during the 18th and 19th centuries in the Ottoman Empire. Using empirical analysis of archival documents and historical chronicles, the book questions the prevailing scholarly interpretation that Westernization leads to social change. Rather, it argues that social change precedes and contributes to the process of Westernization.
|Print publication date: 1996||Print ISBN-13: 9780195099256|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099256.001.0001|