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This project explores and analyzes the political culture and governance as well as the entangled imperial legacies in the Ottoman-Habsburg borderlands during the nineteenth century. By focusing on a region that has long been the site of contested religious, imperial and national legacies during a period framed by competing projects of imperial reform,  and nation-building, it seeks to understand the complexities of Ottoman imperial borderland dynamics from a comparative, yet integrated perspective. 


Michael Portmann Institute for Modern and Contemporary Historical Research / International History
Hollandstrasse 11-13/1st floor
1020 Vienna