II: Institution Building and Research under Foreign Domination

Iakovos D. Michailidis and Giorgos Antoniou, eds. 2019. Institution Building and Research under Foreign Domination. Europe and the Black Sea Region (early 19th – early 20th centuries)

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The authors of this volume focus on the second phase of the European intervention in the Black Sea Region (BSR), mainly during the 19th century, when the exchange of knowledge between the East and the West became more intense as a result of the opposing political interests of the Great Powers in their effort to penetrate the Ottoman Empire. This was the era of the Eastern Question, the gradual decline of the Ottoman Empire and the transformation of the Black Sea from a “Turkish lake” to an international trade area.


Iakovos D. Michailidis and Giorgos Antoniou – Preface

Iakovos D. Michailidis – Modernizing the Empire: The Ottoman Empire after the Tanzimat Period. Aspects of a failed experiment

Dominik Gutmeyr – Institutionalising Knowledge and Circulating Imagery: 19th-century Britain’s Encounter with the Russian Empire’s Borderlands

Stavris Parastatov – Cultural Exchange in the Black Sea Region: Greek Migration to the Russian Empire in the 19th century

Anastasiya Pashova and Petar Vodenicharov – “The New Women” – the First Professional Intellectual Organization of Women in Russia

Milena Angelova – Тhe Transfer of Modern Agricultural Knowledge among the Bulgarians in the Danube Province (1860s–1870s)

Dragos Jipa – The Making of the “French Influence”. Pompiliu Eliade and the Production of Historical Knowledge between France and Romania in the late 19th century

Adrian Stoicescu – Negotiation of Foreign Models in the Romanian Principalities

Ion Gumenai – Parochial Schools of Religious Minorities as a Tool for Preserving National Identity and Cultural Ties between the Diaspora and the Historical Homeland

Greta Nikoghosyan – The Role of Murad Rafaelian College (1834-1998) in the Development of Armenian Studies and Institution Building

Nargiz F. Akhundova – The Contribution of Azerbaijani Enlighteners to Oriental Studies in the 19th century (Turkology, Sufism, and Safavid Studies)

Shamil Rahmanzade – Influence of the Ideas of the European New Age on the Formation of Modernizing Social Thought in Azerbaijan (19th century)

Irada Baghirova – The Educational Movement in Azerbaijan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Lela Tavdgiridze and Ia Khasaia – Teacher Training Courses in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Georgia

Manuchar Loria and Zurab Bezhanovi – The Development of Ethnographic Thinking and the Formation of Visual Anthropology in Georgia in the 19th and the beginning of 20th century


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