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Author Mirkova, Anna M., author

Title Muslim land, Christian labor : transforming Ottoman imperial subjects into Bulgarian national citizens, 1878-1939 / Anna M. Mirkova
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2017


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 287 pages)
Contents The Eastern crisis, Russia's "civilizing mission" in the Balkans, and the emergence of eastern Rumelia -- Repatriation, postwar reconstruction, and the limits of pluralism in eastern Rumelia -- An experiment in pluralistic governance : emigration and the emergence of national politics -- Anchoring unified Bulgaria on "Muslim" land -- Muslim land vs. Bulgarian labor : the cost of building a modern capitalist nation -- Land, nation, minority -- Debating community and citizenship
Summary "Focusing upon a region in Southern Bulgaria, a region that has been the crossroads between Europe and Asia for many centuries, this book describes how former Ottoman Empire Muslims were transformed into citizens of Balkan nation-states. This is a region marked by shifting borders, competing Turkish and Bulgarian sovereignties, rival nationalisms, and migration. Problems such as these were ultimately responsible for the disintegration of the dynastic empires into nation-states. Land that had traditionally belonged to Muslims--individually or communally--became a symbolic and material resource for Bulgarian state building and was the terrain upon which rival Bulgarian and Turkish nationalisms developed in the wake of the dissolution of the late Ottoman Empire and the birth of early republican Turkey and the introduction of capitalism. By the outbreak of World War II, Turkish Muslims had become a polarized national minority. Their conflicting efforts to adapt to post-Ottoman Bulgaria brought attention to the increasingly limited availability of citizenship rights, not only to Turkish Muslims, but to Bulgarian Christians as well"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 17, 2017)
Subject Muslims -- Bulgaria -- Eastern Rumelia -- History -- 19th century
Muslims -- Bulgaria -- Eastern Rumelia -- History -- 20th century
Citizenship -- Bulgaria -- Eastern Rumelia -- History
Christians -- Bulgaria -- Rumelia -- History
Social change -- Bulgaria -- Rumelia -- History
Nationalism -- Bulgaria -- History
Nationalism -- Turkey -- History
PHILOSOPHY -- Political.
Ethnic relations
Social change
SUBJECT Eastern Rumelia -- Ethnic relations -- History
Bulgaria -- Relations -- Turkey
Turkey -- Relations -- Bulgaria
Subject Bulgaria
Bulgaria -- Eastern Rumelia
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017024114
ISBN 9789633861622