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Archives and chanceries: Ottoman Empire and Turkey
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Turkey has inherited the lion’s share of the legacy of the Ottoman Empire’s archives and chanceries. The Ottomans were influenced by ancient Persian, Middle Eastern (Islamicate), and Byzantine administrative traditions, and they generated a tremendous number of documents between the fifteenth and twentieth centuries in addition to the surviving pre-Ottoman documents. After the empire’s demise, the Turkish Repub…

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Sievert, Henning, “Archives and chanceries: Ottoman Empire and Turkey”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23851>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: 9789004225459, 2012, 2012-3

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