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THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE.

readily distinguishable clauses which are still operative from clauses which have been abrogated, or are otherwise no longer in force.

To each group of documents thus textually set out will be prefixed a brief historical introduction, in which such relevant diplomatic acts as are no longer operative will be either cited in full, or summarised, as their importance may seem to demand.