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Under Osman's TreeThe Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History$
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Alan Mikhail

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226427171

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226427201.001.0001

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Conclusion: Empire as Ecosystem

Conclusion: Empire as Ecosystem

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(p.199) Conclusion: Empire as Ecosystem
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Under Osman's Tree
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Alan Mikhail

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226427201.003.0012

This concluding chapter argues for conceptualizing the Ottoman Empire as an ecosystem, as a connected and mutually impactful networked polity in which changes in any one place affected every other place and the system as a whole. This mode of analysis allows historians to break out of the straightjackets of normative geographies and chronologies to ask new questions and to uncover histories that have been missed. It furthermore allows for the consideration of different kinds of actors and offers new empirical possibilities for analyzing the Ottoman Empire. Such a view of the Ottoman Empire as an ecosystem is also meant, of course, to suggest fresh new ways of viewing other empires and polities throughout history.

Keywords:   ecosystem, empires, geography, chronology, connections, nonhuman historical actors, historiography, agriculture, peasants

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