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The Margins of EmpireKurdish Militias in the Ottoman Tribal Zone$
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Janet Klein

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804775700

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804775700.001.0001

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A Manifold Mission

A Manifold Mission

(p.20) Chapter One A Manifold Mission
The Margins of Empire
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This chapter describes the multifarious aims of the sultan and his appointed commander of the project, Zeki Pasha, as they set out to create and implement the Hamidiye Light Cavalry, beginning in 1890. It traces these goals, underscores the context for their development, highlights the nuances in the priorities assigned to some of these objectives over others, and describes the worldview of the authors of the militia as they designed and executed their plans. Of course, the architects of the Hamidiye mission could not have envisioned the extent to which the institution would contribute to the larger and more far-reaching transformations underway in Kurdish society.

Keywords:   Hamidiye Light Cavalry, tribal militia, Zeki Pasha, Kurdish society

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