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FUJINAMI, Nobuyoshi

Research Associate, Dr.

Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa,
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
3-11-1 Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi,
Tokyo, 183-8534, Japan

Email: fujinami[at]

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Research interests: Modern Ottoman History

In search of the pluralistic Ottoman society

Although widely known as a multi-ethnic and multi-religious state, the Ottoman Empire has been rarely described from a truly pluralistic viewpoint that takes its non-Turkish and/or non-Muslim elements into a thorough consideration. In spite of the West European perception of the Ottomans as Turks, which has continued to influence the peoples’ understandings of the world history all over the globe, non-Muslim subjects of the sultan always played important roles in almost every aspect of daily life in that country. I am interested in the very last years of the Ottoman Empire, namely, the first two decades of the twentieth century, doing research on the political structure within the Greek Orthodox community as well as the Muslim intellectuals’ views on their own imperial constitution of the state. I hope, in studying the modern Ottoman history, I could make, if indeed little, a contribution to the general understandings on the development of modern world history.

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