Show simple item record Ayla en_US 2009-07-01T11:20:57Z 2009-07-01T11:20:57Z 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Gol , A 2003 ' The Requirements of European International Society : Modernity and Nationalism in the Ottoman Empire ' Australian National University Press . en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 107139 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/2531 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper critically examines the ‘admittance’ of the Ottoman Empire as the first non-European and non-Christian state into European international society, challenges the idea that international society had a universal character, and explores how the Empire encountered and adapted to the requirements of this society. There are two premises to explore. First, the Empire was never accepted as an equal member of the European society of states. Second, the Ottoman Empire’s desire to enter European international society initiated its modernisation, which gradually led to the emergence of Turkish nationalism in the twentieth century. The first part of this paper deals with the ‘otherness’ of the Ottoman Empire within European international society. The second part explains the paradoxical character of Ottoman–European relations, which initiated the Empire’s modernisation. The last part explores the emergence of Turkish nationalism in relation to the policies of Ottoman modernisation that brought the transition from an Islamic empire into a modern secular nation-state. It concludes by questioning whether or not the modern Turkish state is considered a European member of international society. en_US
dc.publisher Australian National University Press en_US
dc.title The Requirements of European International Society en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of International Politics en_US

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