Arabs and Young Turks: Ottomanism, Arabism, and Islamism in by Hasan Kayali

By Hasan Kayali

Arabs and younger Turks offers a close examine of Arab politics within the overdue Ottoman Empire as seen from the imperial capital in Istanbul. In an analytical narrative of the younger Turk interval (1908-1918) historian Hasan Kayali discusses Arab matters at the one hand and the regulations of the Ottoman executive towards the Arabs at the different. Kayali's novel use of files from the Ottoman files, in addition to Arabic assets and Western and relevant ecu records, allows him to re-examine traditional knowledge in this advanced topic and to provide an unique appraisal of proto-nationalist ideologies because the longest-living heart japanese dynasty headed for cave in. He demonstrates the patience and resilience of the supranational ideology of Islamism which overshadowed Arab and Turkish ethnic nationalism during this an important transition interval. Kayali's examine reaches again to the 19th century and highlights either continuity and alter in Arab-Turkish family members from the reign of Abdulhamid II to the constitutional interval ushered in via the revolution of 1908.

Arabs and younger Turks is vital for an figuring out of latest matters akin to Islamist politics and the ongoing crises of nationalism within the center East.

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Chambers, Beginnings of Modernization in the Middle East: The Nineteenth Century (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1968), 335–42. Joseph S. Szyliowicz, “Changes in the Recruitment Patterns and Career Lines of Ottoman Provincial Administrators during the Nineteenth Century,” in Studies on Palestine during the Ottoman Period, ed. Moshe Ma’oz (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1975), 264–65. Bernard Lewis, The Emergence of Modern Turkey (London: Oxford University Press, 1961), 375. Âli Pasha, the strongest of Tanzimat statesmen and long-time grand vizier (prime minister), was the son of a shopkeeper in Đstanbul.

Left to themselves, the prorevolution bodies faced the danger of being manipulated or losing their zeal and slowly disappearing.

32] In the countryside peasants and tribes engaged in acts of disobedience. [33] In the provinces, as in the capital, there were tensions between the military and civilian functionaries. ”[34] Where major army units were stationed, officers often came into conflict with civilian provincial authorities who were relatively more predisposed to ally with local notables. The conflict between the governor of Damascus, Nazım Pasha, and the commander of the Fifth Army, Osman Fevzi Pasha, in the spring of 1909 illustrated the tensions between military and civil authority in that province.

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