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SMALL POWER DIPLOMACY AND COMMERCE Belgium and the Ottoman Empire during the reign of Leopold I

Author Name Jan ANCKAER
Other Informations 2013 596 p.
ISBN 978-975-428-489-8
Price 70.00 USD
Preface Foreword Abbreviations Introduction 1. Political and eco-nomic conditions Belgium under Leopold I The Ottoman Empire in the 2nd and 3rd quarters of the 19th century 2. Belgiumís recognition and the first diplomatic and consular appointments Consulates in Smyrnaand Alexandria and the Porteís recognition of Belgium The OíSullivan Mission and the 1838 friendship and trade treaty The es-tablishment of the Constantinople legation An update of the 1838 Treaty 3. Belgium and the Turkish-Egyptian crisis of 1839-1840 Some background Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and the Greek throne The Orient Crisis and Belgian neutrality Leopoldís diplomatic contribution: the five power treaty The Belgian officers in Egypt A major source of irritation: the Belgian press The Houry project 4. The legation in Con-stantinople Role and authority An institutional and personnel history The legationís political role and the imaging of the Orient Budgetary rigidity and the legationís functioning The legationís dragomans 5. Dangerous opportunities: Belgium and the Crimean war The threat of France and the diplomaty of Leopold I A possible Belgian involve-ment A final balancing act Belgian volunteers and recruitment Busi-ness as usual: the Belgian arms exports 6. The Duke of Brabant and the Ottoman Empire Expansionism passed from father to son The first voyage to Egypt (1855) The Duke of Brabant as a public advocate of colonialism The Constantinople Voyage (1860) The second voyage to Egypt (1862-1863) 7. Belgian Consuls in the Ottoman Empire The particularity of consuls and consulates in the Levant The Belgian con-sular network in the Ottoman Empire Recruitment and the quality of personnel The Consulsí functioning Relations with the Ottoman auth-orities and population Relations with others Case-Studies 8. Economic Relations Quantity and quality of trade currents The Belgian manufac-turersí attitude The absence of intermediaries: trade companies and trade agents The absence of direct shipping and the onset of a steamer connection The Sociťtť de Bateaux ŗ vapeur entre la Belgique et le Levant and its successors Some advocates for a change-over Conclu-sion Bibliography Appendix I: An overview of Belgian Consulates in the Ottoman Empire, 1831-1865 Appendix II: Ottoman diplomats and consuls in Belgium Appendix III: Some Belgian travellers in the Otto-man Empire Index