Preparation for a Revolution

Preparation for a Revolution : The Young Turks, 1902-1908

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This book is a challenging re-evaluation of the Young Turk Revolution of 1908, a seminal event in the late Ottoman Empire and in the emergence of the modern nation-states in the Middle East and Balkans. Breaking new ground, the book describes how the practical considerations forced the Young Turks to sacrifice many of their plans for social transformation. The book includes extensive new research from archives throughout Europe and the Middle East and will prove indispensable to anyone working on the political, intellectual, and social history of the Ottoman Empire and of the states that were established on its more

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  • Hardback | 554 pages
  • 157.5 x 231.1 x 40.6mm | 884.52g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 019513463X
  • 9780195134636
  • 1,671,627

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From the fervent scrawlings of the Young Turks themselves, the reader of today is exposed for the first time to the intimate thoughts of these turn-of-the-century revolutionaries who, despite their own success, would hasten the downfall of an empire they had sought to save. While the immediate value of the work is its historical specifics, it is the insights into an uncanny and remarkable continuity of existence that is perhaps the readers greatest reward. * Christopher Deliso, *show more

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