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Wealth in the Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Balkans

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Wealth in the Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Balkans

Wealth in the Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Balkans (Library of Ottoman Studies) by Evguenia Davidova
2016 | ISBN: 1784534390 | English | 336 pages | EPUB | 2 MB

Wealth in the Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Balkans demonstrates the economic and social transformations wrought by wars, state centralization, European expansion and the gradual Ottoman withdrawal from the Balkans. As a new middle class emerged, and the power of religion faded, Ottoman and post-Ottoman social, economic and cultural norms changed rapidly across the region. This book illustrates not only how markers of wealth accumulation and poverty were socially defined across the region, but also the ways in which inequality was experienced, revealing the relationships between the state, economy, society, and modernity in the context of Balkan, Ottoman and European development. Evguenia Davidova marshals a compendium of thirteen contributions wherein new archival data and various case studies frame a comparative social portrayal of the modern Balkans, offering new truths to the major discourses about nationalism, modernity, and the Ottoman legacy in the respective Balkan national historiographies.