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Turkish-Ottoman term for religion, religious community, and later also for nation. The millet system was introduced throughout the Ottoman Empire in the course of political reforms in the 19th century, promising members of recognized religious communities of Christians and Jews parity with the Muslim population. The advancing secularization of the Ottoman Empire, which was paradoxically accompanied…

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Guttstadt, Corry, “Millet”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 27 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0545>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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