The Young Turks in Opposition

The Young Turks in Opposition

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This is the first in-depth study of the secret society called CUP (Committee of Union and Progress), based on their own papers. It pays special attention to the Young Turks as an intellectual movement which continues to influence the thinking of Turkish intellectuals in the 1990s. It also provides important insights into diplomatic relations between the Ottoman Empire and the so-called Great Powers of Europe at the turn of the century.show more

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  • Hardback | 402 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 703.06g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195091159
  • 9780195091151
  • 2,020,440

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This is a highly original and meticulously researched account of what has been hitherto a somewhat neglected subject ... Hanioglu has produced a balanced and sophisticated account of Young Turk thought which is unlikely to be superseded for many years. It will be indispensable to anyone working on the political, intellectual or social history of the late Ottoman empire and the Turkish republic. * Stephanie Cronin, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Vol. 60, No. 2, '97 * Hanioglu's study is based on exhaustive primary research; his is the first history of the CUP based on the private papers, journals, and newspapers of its members. This archival research will surely delight specialists and is clearly the greatest strength of the text. * David J. Staley, Marietta College, The Historian *show more

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This is the first in-depth study of the secret society called CUP (Committee of Union and Progress), which was founded by a group of Ottoman intellectuals who named themselves the Young Turks. In 1908, the revolution of the Young Turks established a constitutional regime that became the major ruling power in the Ottoman Empire until 1918. Based on wide-ranging archival sources, M. Sukru Hanioglu's landmark work is the story of the power struggles within the CUP and its impact on twentieth-century Turkish politics and culture. It also provides important insights into the diplomatic relationship between the Ottoman Empire and the so-called Great Powers of Europe at the turn of the century. Hanioglu traces and defines the intellectual roots and ideas of the movement in the process of charting the evolution of its Weltanschauung. Based on the CUP's own papers, Hanioglu's work also reveals the ways in which European political ideas and theories influenced intellectuals in the Ottoman Empire. The history of the formative years of this catalytic movement holds tremendous relevance to any attempt to analyze subsequent developments, not only in Turkey, but also in the Balkans, Causasus, and the Middle East.show more

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