Ottoman Passports: Security and Geographic Mobility, 1876-1908

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Price
$47.94
Publisher
Syracuse University Press
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.81 inches | 1.17 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780815638117

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About the Author

Ilkay Yilmaz is a DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) funded research associate at Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut at Freie Universität Berlin. Her articles have appeared in several publications, including the Journal of Historical Sociology, Middle Eastern Studies, and the Journal of Ottoman and Turkish Studies.

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A very important book that fills a significant lacuna in our field. It is the product of meticulous labor in the archives and contains a great deal of previously unknown information.-- "Taner Akçam, Director of Armenian Genocide Research Program, UCLA"
In her timely and meticulously researched book, Yilmaz demonstrates how the evolving modern state used the passport to extend control over its citizens. Using the Ottoman Empire as a case study firmly situated within wider international developments and collaborations, she historicizes governmental anxieties about migrants and political activists which seem very familiar in present times.-- "Ulrike Freitag, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient"
Security concerns caused by transnational terrorism and uncontrolled migration are not just features of our time. In this original and innovative study, Yilmaz shows that over a century ago the policies of the Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid were grounded in similar fears, and a desire to control the movement of people. That makes it highly relevant for a contemporary readership.-- "Erik-jan Zurcher, Leiden University"