The Ottoman Empire 1700-1918

The Ottoman Empire 1700-1918 : An Empire Besieged

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The Ottoman Empire 1700-1918 examines the social and military transformation of the Ottoman Empire in an era of global imperialism. This new edition now covers up to the end of the First World War in 1918, includes an overarching narrative which will provide the perfect introduction to the period for students and contains additional biographies of the key players. Spanning more than a century of conflict, the book considers challenges the Ottoman government faced from both neighboring Catholic Habsburg Austria and Orthodox Romanov Russia, as well as - arguably more importantly - from military, intellectual and religious groups within the empire.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 376 pages
  • 159 x 235mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 1138923230
  • 9781138923232

Table of contents

1. The Political Map of Eastern Europe circa 1700
2. The Ottoman System
3. From Prut to Belgrade:Illusions of Success & Failure
4. Tp;he Austrian-Russian-Ottoman Danube Waltz, 1768-1792
5. Selim III and the New Order
6. The Internal and External Challenges to Selim III
7. Mahmud II and the New Absolutism
8. The Auspicious Occasion and its Consequences
9. An Empire Returns to War
10. From Tanzimat to Crimean War
11. Completing the Northern Arc
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About Virginia H. Aksan

Dr. Virginia Aksan is Chair of History at McMaster University, Canada. Her previous publications include An Ottoman Statesman in War and Peace: Ahmed Resmi Efendi, 1700-1783 (1995) and Ottomans and Europeans: Contacts and Conflicts (2004).
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