A REVIEW of WEBERIAN STUDIES ON THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE

İbrahim MAZMAN [1]

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This study examines the secondary literature on Max Weber’s writings on Islam and the Ottoman Empire. It demarcates approaches prevalent in the secondary literature. Three basic themes are apparent: - Section a) concentrates on authors who applied Weber’s concepts of patrimonialism and bureaucracy to non-Ottoman countries, such as Maslovski (on the Soviet bureaucracy) and Eisenberg (on China). - Section b) focuses on authors who studied the Ottoman Empire utilizing non-Weberianabove all Durkheimian and Marxian theories and methods. The studies by Immanuel Wallerstein (world systems theory) and his Turkish colleagues on the Ottoman Empire, as well as the neo-Marxian writings of Perry Anderson and Barrington Moore, will be evaluated. Studies on the Ottoman Empire and its socio-political transformation indebted to Durkheim (S. N. Eisendtadt, Ziya Gökalp, and Niyazi Berkes) will be discussed. - Section c) concentrates on authors who studied the Ottoman Empire using Weber’s terminology and concepts, such as Haim Gerber, Halil Inalcik, and Şerif Mardin
This study examines the secondary literature on Max Weber’s (1864-1920) writings on
Islam and the Ottoman Empire. It demarcates approaches prevalent in the secondary
literature. Three basic themes are apparent:
- Section a) concentrates on authors who applied Weber’s concepts of patrimonialism and
bureaucracy to non-Ottoman countries, such as Maslovski (on the Soviet bureaucracy)
and Eisenberg (on China).
- Section b) focuses on authors who studied the Ottoman Empire utilizing non-Weberianabove
all Durkheimian and Marxian theories and methods. The studies by Immanuel
Wallerstein (world systems theory) and his Turkish colleagues on the Ottoman Empire,
as well as the neo-Marxian writings of Perry Anderson and Barrington Moore, will be
evaluated. Studies on the Ottoman Empire and its socio-political transformation indebted
to Durkheim (S. N. Eisendtadt, Ziya Gökalp, and Niyazi Berkes) will be discussed.
- Section c) concentrates on authors who studied the Ottoman Empire using Weber’s
terminology and concepts, such as Haim Gerber, Halil Inalcik, and Şerif Mardin.
Key Words: Max Weber, Ottoman Empire, Ottoman Studies, patrimonialism,
bureaucracy
Max Weber, Osmanlı İmparatorluğu, Osmanlı çalışmaları, patrimoniyalizm, bürokrasi
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