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Muslim Land, Christian Labor

Transforming Ottoman Imperial Subjects into Bulgarian National Citizens, 1878-1939

Anna M. Mirkova

Anna M. Mirkova is Assistant Professor of History at the Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA

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.

Contents

List of Maps, Tables, and Illustrations

Acknowledgements

List of Key Ottoman Turkish and Bulgarian Terms

Note on Names, Transliterations, and Dates

Introduction

Chapter One

The Eastern Crisis, Russia’s “Civilizing Mission” in the Balkans, and the Emergence of Eastern Rumelia

Chapter Two

Repatriation, Postwar Reconstruction, and the Limits of Pluralism in Eastern Rumelia

Chapter Three

An Experiment in Pluralistic Governance: Emigration and the Emergence of National Politics

Chapter Four

Anchoring Unified Bulgaria on “Muslim” Land

Chapter Five

Muslim Land vs. Bulgarian Labor: The Cost of Building a Modern Capitalist Nation

Chapter Six

Land, Nation, Minority

Chapter Seven

Debating Community and Citizenship

Conclusion

Select Bibliography

Index

 

978-963-386-161-5

250 pages, cloth, 2017

$65.00 / €60.00 / £52.00

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