Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms of Modernity

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Contrary to the stereotypical images of torture, narcotics and brutal sexual behaviour traditionally associated with Ottoman (or 'Turkish') prisons, Kent F. Schull argues that these places were sites of immense reform and contestation during the 19th century. He shows that they were key components for Ottoman nation-state construction and acted as 'microcosms of modernity' for broader imperial transformation. It was within the walls of these prisons that many of the pressing questions of Ottoman modernity were worked out, ...

Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms of Modernity 2014, Edinburgh University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780748641734

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