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Title: British employees of the Ottoman Government : the Paşas Hobart and Woods
Author: Osman, Yusuf Ali
ISNI:       0000 0004 7960 624X
Awarding Body: SOAS University of London
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 2018
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This thesis seeks to examine the roles of Augustus Charles Hobart-Hampden (Hobart Pasa) and Henry Felix Woods (Woods Pasa) as employees of the Ottoman Government between 1867-1909. Chapter one describes the origins of the thesis and analyses current literature. Chapter two provides an outline of Ottoman reform efforts in the nineteenth century, some challenges it faced, some brief remarks on Anglo-Ottoman relations and finally summarizes the careers of Hobart and Woods. Chapter three looks at their roles within the Ottoman Navy between 1867-1878 and outlines their efforts to help reform that institution and argues that they were given naval responsibilities that went beyond the reason for their initial employment. Chapter four covers the period 1878-1886 and shows how their roles began to change from only working in the Ottoman Navy to functions related to being Aide-de-camp to the Sultan. These included supporting the Sultan and his empire in print and being used as part of his personal diplomacy. This chapter largely concentrates on the work of Hobart. Chapter five covers the period 1886-1909 and argues that Woods took over Hobart's functions after his death. Both Hobart and Woods performed useful work for their employer, the Ottoman Government, in all areas in which they were used.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral