Age of Rogues: Rebels, Revolutionaries, and Racketeers at the Frontiers of Empires
Age of Rogues is a study of the frontier cultures of revolution that shaped the making of the modern Middle East. Rebels, revolutionaries, and racketeers played central roles in the violent process of imperial disintegration as it unfolded in the frontiers of the Ottoman, Habsburg, Romanov, and Qajar empires.
- Ramazan Hakkı Öztan (Boğaziçi University) and Alp Yenen (Leiden University)
- 23 February 2021
- Edinburgh University Press
This is a history of these transgressive actors from the late nineteenth century to the interwar years, a time marked by similar, if not shared, revolutionary experiences and repertoires of contention across the connected geography of the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus. Contributions by leading scholars engage with themes of historical and cultural legacies, contentious interactions within imperial regimes, and the biographical trajectory of men and women who challenged the political status quo of their time.
Age of Rogues: Rebels, Revolutionaries, and Racketeers at the Frontiers of Empires is edited by Ramazan Hakkı Öztan (Boğaziçi University) and Alp Yenen (Leiden University) and published by Edinburgh University Press (July 2021).
The volume features contributions by Jack Goldstone, Houri Berberian, Jeronim Perović, Olmo Gölz, Anna Vakali, Toygun Altıntaş, İlkay Yılmaz, Aline Schlaepfer, Benjamin C. Fortna, Michael Provence, Jordi Tejel, and Erik Jan Zürcher.
- Uses a novel conceptual framework that charts the rise of transgressive politics in the frontiers of empires.
- Includes a variety of biographical approaches to the key disruptive figures during the crisis of imperial and post-imperial regimes in the region.
- Represents a connected geography of imperial collapse and nation-state formation in 12 case study chapters.
- Engages with scholarship on intercommunal violence, revolutionary politics, and subaltern agency.