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Of the soul and emotions: conceptualizing 'the Ottoman individual' through psychology

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This thesis examines late Ottoman discourses on the soul and emotions as reflected by a large corpus of psychological literature under the umbrella of ilm-i ahval-i ruh (the science of the states of the soul, psychology) in relation to the rise of the rhetoric concerning the ‘new man’ – an imaginary ‘Ottoman individual’ educated in ‘new schools’ to be in complete harmony with Ottoman modernization. It posits that the ‘new man’ was subjected to a process of design as a producing un...

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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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