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By M. Şükrü Hanioğlu

ISBN-10: 0691134529

ISBN-13: 9780691134529

ISBN-10: 0691146179

ISBN-13: 9780691146171

At the flip of the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire straddled 3 continents and encompassed amazing ethnic and cultural range one of the envisioned thirty million humans dwelling inside of its borders. It used to be might be the main cosmopolitan nation within the world--and probably the main unstable. A short historical past of the overdue Ottoman Empire now supplies students and basic readers a concise background of the overdue empire among 1789 and 1918, turbulent years marked through amazing social change.

relocating previous normal remedies of the topic, M. Sükrü Hanioglu emphasizes extensive ancient tendencies and approaches greater than unmarried occasions. He examines the imperial fight to centralize amid robust competition from neighborhood rulers, nationalist and different teams, and international powers. He seems heavily on the socioeconomic adjustments this fight wrought and addresses the Ottoman reaction to the demanding situations of modernity. Hanioglu exhibits how this historical past is not just necessary to comprehending smooth Turkey, yet is vital to the histories of Europe and the realm. He brings Ottoman society marvelously to existence in all its facets--cultural, diplomatic, highbrow, literary, army, and political--and he mines imperial documents and different records from the interval to explain it because it truly used to be, now not because it has been portrayed in postimperial nationalist narratives. A short background of the past due Ottoman Empire is a must-read for an individual looking to comprehend the legacy left during this empire's ruins--a legacy the area nonetheless grapples with today.

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