Title: Cultural tensions in the late Ottoman Empire: a romantic nationalism model

Authors: Alf H. Walle

Addresses: Cultural Consultants, 141 Chestnut Avenue Lockport, New York, 14094, USA

Abstract: In the 19th century, Romantic Nationalism provided an alternative to rational visions and universal strategies for mankind. Doing so involved affirming that cultures are products of their heritage and that people are emotionally connected to them. As a result, alternative ways of life should not be forced upon people. By adapting Romantic Nationalism in order to analyse of tensions in the later years of the Ottoman Empire, a widely understood paradigm of cultural stability and change is applied to a crucial era in Middle Eastern history.

Keywords: Ottoman Empire; romantic nationalism; Greek independence; Arab uprising; Young Turks.

DOI: 10.1504/MEJM.2019.097362

Middle East Journal of Management, 2019 Vol.6 No.1, pp.21 - 30

Received: 19 Oct 2017
Accepted: 28 Oct 2017

Published online: 16 Jan 2019 *

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