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How Did The Tanzimat Influence Arab Elites

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Furthermore, when the Tanzimat came in the 18th century to reform the administration and bureaucracy of the empire among other things, many of its policies managed to further include Arab elites within the Ottoman system in several provinces, while attempting to reduce the decentralized nature of Ottoman control over Arab provinces. The system of iltizam has been long gone by this time, yet the power and influence of Arab elites did not disappear with it. The tanzimat, which granted Arabs citizenship rights brought mutual support from some Arab elites to the empire and vise versa as the elites detached themselves from those who called for further decentralization, and the Ottomans allowed Arabs to be part of the empire’s administration, while the majority of Arab elites opposed it.
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