Minorities in the Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire was a multi-ethnic, multi-religious state encompassing most of the modern Middle East, and for much of its 600-year existence it managed to rule effectively its diverse peoples. The essays of this work move beyond the traditional state- and community-centered approaches and instead seek to explore the unknown terrain that falls between the internal life of the community and the formal structures of the state.

Contributors include Najwa Al-Qattan, Fatma Müge Göçek, Socrates D. Petmezas and Aron Rodrigue.


Molly Greene, editor, is the Director of Graduate Studies and an Associate Professor in the History Department of Princeton University. She is the author of A Shared World: Christians and Muslims in the Early Modern Mediterranean.