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The Margins of Empire: Kurdish Militias in the Ottoman Tribal Zone by Janet Klein (review)

The Margins of Empire: Kurdish Militias in the Ottoman Tribal Zone by Janet Klein (review) will no doubt find it useful. It relies on a wide range of sources and the narrative moves along at a good tempo. After reading it, one will never view rubber in the same way. The milky secretions of rubber-bearing plants might indeed be the "devil's milk." james p. kraft University of Hawai`i at Mnoa The Margins of Empire: Kurdish Militias in the Ottoman Tribal Zone. By janet klein. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2011. 288 pp. $55.00 (cloth and e-book). The Margins of Empire: Kurdish Militias in the Ottoman Tribal Zone is a look into the immense crucible of peoples and politics of Eastern Anatolia during the last decade of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. Klein's work centers on the Kurdish Hamidiye Light Cavalry formed by Sultan Abdülhamid II (1876­1909) in 1890. This book is ostensibly based on her PhD dissertation, titled "Power in the Periphery: The Hamidiye Light Cavalry and the Struggle over Ottoman Kurdistan, 1890­1914" (Princeton University, 2002). It follows in the footsteps of recent works on the Kurds in Turkey and the issue of the border regions of the Ottoman state, including Eugene L. Rogan, Frontiers of the State in the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

The Margins of Empire: Kurdish Militias in the Ottoman Tribal Zone by Janet Klein (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 23 (4) – May 24, 2012

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will no doubt find it useful. It relies on a wide range of sources and the narrative moves along at a good tempo. After reading it, one will never view rubber in the same way. The milky secretions of rubber-bearing plants might indeed be the "devil's milk." james p. kraft University of Hawai`i at Mnoa The Margins of Empire: Kurdish Militias in the Ottoman Tribal Zone. By janet klein. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2011. 288 pp. $55.00 (cloth and e-book). The Margins of Empire: Kurdish Militias in the Ottoman Tribal Zone is a look into the immense crucible of peoples and politics of Eastern Anatolia during the last decade of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. Klein's work centers on the Kurdish Hamidiye Light Cavalry formed by Sultan Abdülhamid II (1876­1909) in 1890. This book is ostensibly based on her PhD dissertation, titled "Power in the Periphery: The Hamidiye Light Cavalry and the Struggle over Ottoman Kurdistan, 1890­1914" (Princeton University, 2002). It follows in the footsteps of recent works on the Kurds in Turkey and the issue of the border regions of the Ottoman state, including Eugene L. Rogan, Frontiers of the State in the

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Journal of World HistoryUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: May 24, 2012

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