The Young Turk Revolution of 1908 reverberated across the Middle East and Europe and ushered in a new era for the Ottoman Empire. The initial military uprising in the Balkans triggered a constitutional revolution, in which social mobilization and the political aspirations of the Young Turks played a crucial role. The Young Turk Revolution and the Ottoman Empire provides a newanalysis of this process in the Balkans and the Anatolian provinces, outlining the transition from revolutionary euphoria to increasing tensions at local and central levels. Focusing on the compromises, successes and failures in the immediate aftermath of 1908, and based on new primary material and Ottoman-Turkish sources, this book represents an essential contribution to our understanding of late Ottoman and modern Turkey.
Noemi Levy-Aksu is an assistant professor at Bo?azici University (Istanbul), Department of History. She holds a PhD from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (2010) and her dissertation on public order in Istanbul in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was published as a book in 2013 (Ordre et desordres dans la capitale ottomane, 1879-1909).Francois Georgeon is a historian of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and Emeritus Director of Research at the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research) in Paris. He is the author of numerous articles and works, in particular Abdulhamid II (Paris, 2003) and Sous le signe des reformes. Etat et societe de l'Empire ottoman a la Turquie kemaliste (1789-1939) (Istanbul, 2012).
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.Hardback
Publication Date: 30 Jan 2017
Number of Pages: 320