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Rise of the Bourgeoisie, Demise of Empire: Ottoman Westernization and Social Change

Fatma Müge Göçek


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.

Keywords: Westernization, social change, Ottoman Empire, archival documents, historical chronicles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780195099256
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099256.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fatma Müge Göçek, author
University of Michigan