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You have reverted my edit stating that he was a seventeenth century vizier in favor of saying that he was a vizier during the "stagnation of the Ottoman Empire", on the grounds that the latter is more "correct info". I do have to wonder how an abstract notion like 'stagnation' is more factually correct than the concrete fact "seventeenth century", but it highlights a wider issue that all of Wikipedia's Ottoman articles are facing.
The very notion of the "stagnation and decline of the Ottoman Empire" is an out-of-date historiographical concept. Modern historians do not use it, and much of the time actively fight against it because it is recognized as a misleading framework through which to view the empire's history. The process that led to its abandonment by historians truly took off with Rifa'at Abou-El-Haj's study The Formation of the Modern State: The Ottoman Empire Sixteenth through Eighteenth Centuries (1992). The basic problem is that historians have come to realize that many of the Ottoman sources which identified 'decline' were not as reliable as they had previously seemed to be, and that many of the 'symptoms of decline' which had been seen as negative were actually examples of the empire restructuring itself in positive ways. Read, for example, Douglas A. Howard's article in The Early Modern Ottomans: Remapping the Empire (2007) on nasihatname literature or Karen Barkey's study Bandits and Bureaucrats: The Ottoman Route to State Centralization (1996), on social upheaval in the seventeenth century for a modern take on what was, decades ago, seen as the 'stagnation of the Ottoman Empire'. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 20:18, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
An ambigious editor keeps changing Stagnation period to 17th century. Well nothing wrong with the 17th century . But it is already given is pasha's birth and death dates (1604-1662) Thus 17th century is an unnecessary repetition. The important thing is the stagnation period. Because this explains the short term services, intrigues and debasement. I reworded the lede. Nedim Ardoğa (talk) 08:28, 2 March 2014 (UTC)