Cezayir-i Garp: Bringing Algeria back into Ottoman History
Published online by Cambridge University Press: 21 July 2015
Little is known even now of the history of Algeria under the Turks; it is a period which has not aroused much interest.
- M. Colombe
In this study I propose to outline the political history of Cezayir-i Garp, the Ottoman province of Algeria, during the seventeenth century, while at the same time noting the correspondence between this history and the various developments at the center of the Ottoman Empire as well as in some of the provinces. This similarity suggests that Ottoman rule in Algeria was influenced by the same factors that affected the rest of the Empire. The pattern of development of the province's Ottoman elite, and the nature of this elite's behavior, reinforce its position within the imperial framework, even in periods when it was considered to be on a divergent path. My argument is that the history of the Ottoman province of Algeria was an integral part of an imperial pattern and structure forged by complex and dynamic relations between the imperial capital and its provinces.
- New Perspectives on Turkey , Volume 22 , Spring 2000 , pp. 85 - 114
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