By M. Şükrü Hanioğlu

At the flip of the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire straddled 3 continents and encompassed striking ethnic and cultural range one of the envisioned thirty million humans residing inside of its borders. It was once possibly the main cosmopolitan nation within the world--and almost certainly the main unstable. A short background of the past due Ottoman Empire now supplies students and common readers a concise heritage of the overdue empire among 1789 and 1918, turbulent years marked through terrific social change.

relocating earlier typical remedies of the topic, M. Sükrü Hanioglu emphasizes extensive ancient developments and approaches greater than unmarried occasions. He examines the imperial fight to centralize amid robust competition from neighborhood rulers, nationalist and different teams, and overseas powers. He appears heavily on the socioeconomic alterations this fight wrought and addresses the Ottoman reaction to the demanding situations of modernity. Hanioglu indicates how this background is not just necessary to comprehending sleek Turkey, yet is fundamental to the histories of Europe and the area. He brings Ottoman society marvelously to lifestyles in all its facets--cultural, diplomatic, highbrow, literary, army, and political--and he mines imperial files and different files 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 historical past of the past due Ottoman Empire is a must-read for a person trying to comprehend the legacy left during this empire's ruins--a legacy the realm nonetheless grapples with today.

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