Modern Ottoman Period

Authored by: M. Şükrü Haniog


Print publication date:  June  2012
Online publication date:  May  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415558174
eBook ISBN: 9780203118399
Adobe ISBN: 9781136309649


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In the turbulent year 1789, the “Grand Turk” at the Topkapı Palace could still see himself as the ruler of a vast empire straddling three continents, stretching from Bosnia to the Caucasus and from Eritrea to the Persian Gulf. By the time the Young Turks had executed their revolution and reinstated a constitutional regime, however, the empire had shrunk considerably. Yet despite its receding borders, the Ottoman state still remained as a transcontinental polyethnic polity thanks to several major transformations that took place between 1789 and 1908.

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