The Amiras: Lords of Ottoman Armenia (Paperback)

The Amiras: Lords of Ottoman Armenia By Pascal Carmont, Bernard Dorin (Preface by), Marika Blandin (Translator) Cover Image

The Amiras: Lords of Ottoman Armenia (Paperback)

By Pascal Carmont, Bernard Dorin (Preface by), Marika Blandin (Translator)

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The Amiras were a powerful class of Armenians who were prominent in the Ottoman capital between the 18th and 19th centuries. They built palaces, mosques and public buildings, ran the treasury, mint and armaments factories, and operated many monopolies. Fabulously rich and powerful, they also played a crucial role in ensuring the well-being of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople, as well as that of Jerusalem. According to Carmont, the period under discussion was a more tolerant Ottoman Empire, where Armenians were "the loyal millet" and had the ear of Ottoman Sultans. In the 19th century, some Amiras even rose to prominence and distinguished themselves in Egypt, a nominal vassal of the Ottoman Empire.
Product Details ISBN: 9781903656358
ISBN-10: 1903656354
Publisher: Gomidas Institute Books
Publication Date: December 13th, 2011
Pages: 144
Language: English