However, the Hamidiye were more often used by the Ottoman authorities to harass and assault Armenians living in Turkish Armenia. A major role in the Armenian massacres of had been often ascribed to the Hamidiye regiments, particularly during the bloody suppression of the revolt of the Armenians of Sasun , but recent research contends that the Hamidiye played a less important role than previously assumed. Sultan Abdul Hamid II 's reign has the reputation of being "the most despotic and centralized era in modern Ottoman History". His reign struggled with the culmination of 75 years of change throughout the empire and an opposing reaction to that change. The Ottoman Empire's local provinces had more control over their areas than the central government. Sultan Abdul Hamid II's foreign relations came from a "policy of non-commitment.
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This is because states are rarely rational or monolithic actors, and even when they do posses a modicum of rationality and unity of action, their movement is constricted and their options are limite This study is more than a description of Ottoman Kurdish militia units. This is because states are rarely rational or monolithic actors, and even when they do posses a modicum of rationality and unity of action, their movement is constricted and their options are limited by circumstances beyond their control.
Klein does a fine job of distinguishing and highlighting these problematics of state power through the prism of the history of the Kurdish "Hamidiye" cavalry-militia movement, underscoring the contradictions in Ottoman domestic governance - the fact that the Sublime Porte wanted at once to pacify and sedentarize the intractable Kurds by bringing them into a closer union with the state "keep your enemies even closer" , yet ended up empowering them in the process.
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Hamidiye Alayları : İmparatorluğun Sınır Boyları ve Kürt Aşiretleri
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