Since its demise, the Ottoman Empire has been repeatedly reinvented. This essay traces the diverse and often unexpected ways that Ottoman history has served divergent political agendas over the past century, exploring the empire's progression from religious to secular to pious and from multicultural to Turkish to tolerant.
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Nick Danforth; The Ottoman Empire from 1923 to Today: In Search of a Usable Past. Mediterranean Quarterly 1 June 2016; 27 (2): 5–27. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10474552-3618039
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