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British Consular Reports from the Ottoman Levant in an Age of Upheaval, 1815-1830

This book is a case study of British diplomatic activities at several of its consulates in the Ottoman Empire, focusing on the reports files from the stations to the Foreign Office.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-100-8
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Jan 14,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 289
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-100-8
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On the front line of the British efforts to contain Russia in the nineteenth century were the series of consuls resident across the Ottoman Empire. The consuls were empowered by the capitulations, by which European citizens in the Ottoman Empire were granted extraterritorial privileges. In this work, Theophilus Prousis surveys the state of the British diplomatic presence in the Levant between 1815 and 1830. He frames his study around the correspondence from various stations and the Foreign Office in London. Prousis first considers the consul in Prevesa, in modern Greece, who was witness to the Greek War of Independence. Second, comes the correspondence from Istanbul, which is of course of special importance for being the Ottoman capital. Third, he looks at the Izmir consulate, where concerns of trade, piracy and Russian influence were primary. Finally, the book takes up the representatives in the major eastern Mediterranean cities, Alexandria, Cairo and Aleppo. Prousis has made with this work a major contribution to the history of the Eastern Question.

On the front line of the British efforts to contain Russia in the nineteenth century were the series of consuls resident across the Ottoman Empire. The consuls were empowered by the capitulations, by which European citizens in the Ottoman Empire were granted extraterritorial privileges. In this work, Theophilus Prousis surveys the state of the British diplomatic presence in the Levant between 1815 and 1830. He frames his study around the correspondence from various stations and the Foreign Office in London. Prousis first considers the consul in Prevesa, in modern Greece, who was witness to the Greek War of Independence. Second, comes the correspondence from Istanbul, which is of course of special importance for being the Ottoman capital. Third, he looks at the Izmir consulate, where concerns of trade, piracy and Russian influence were primary. Finally, the book takes up the representatives in the major eastern Mediterranean cities, Alexandria, Cairo and Aleppo. Prousis has made with this work a major contribution to the history of the Eastern Question.

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Theophilus C. Prousis

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 7)
  • PREFACE (page 9)
  • 1 CAPITULATIONS, CONSULATES, AND THE EASTERN CRISIS OF THE 1820S (page 15)
  • 2 WILLIAM MEYER IN PREVESA: PASHAS AND REBELS (page 51)
  • 3 JOHN CARTWRIGHT IN CONSTANTINOPLE: CONSULAR AND COMMERCIAL COMPLICATIONS (page 99)
  • 4 FRANCIS AND NATHANIEL WERRY IN SMYRNA: CHIOS, PIRACY, AND RUSSOPHOBIA (page 143)
  • 5 HENRY SALT AND JOHN BARKER: NOTES FROM CAIRO, ALEXANDRIA, AND ALEPPO (page 181)
  • EPILOGUE (page 225)
  • NOTES (page 229)
  • BIBILOGRAPHY (page 263)
  • INDEX (page 285)
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