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Sitting Together: Local Councils of Vidin County as Domains of Hybridization [1864-1877]
Sitting Together: Local Councils of Vidin County as Domains of Hybridization [1864-1877]

Author(s): Mehmet Safa Saracoglu
Subject(s): 18th Century, 19th Century, The Ottoman Empire
Published by: Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS)
Summary/Abstract: This paper takes the nineteenth-century Ottoman administrative unit of county (liva) as its focus. Moving from a general analysis of its structure, to a specifi c analysis of the local institutions within Vidin County, I examine the politics of administering a county.2 Local administration constitutes a set of practices where local agents and appointed offi cials negotiate within a set of bureaucratic roles, defi ned in idealized forms through rules and regulations issued by a central government

  • Page Count: 35
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: English