Crisis of the Ottoman Empire: Prelude to Collapse 1839-1878

Front Cover
Franz Steiner Verlag, 2000 - History - 517 pages
1 Review
This work focuses upon the military problems of the Ottoman Empire in the era 1839 to 1878. The author examines the Crimean War (1853 to 1856) from the perspective of the Ottoman army, using British and French sources, as well as the few available Ottoman materials. Scholarship on the war has ignored this aspect, but the high quality of work about the British, French, and Russian involvement in the war has enabled the present study to advance its own work. The inability of the Ottoman high command to learn the lessons of the Crimean War led to serious defeats in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878. Revolts occurring in this period also receive attention. While the book analyzes the nature of war in the Balkans and Anatolia, its primary objective is the study of the war's social and psychological influences. This perspective runs as a theme throughout the book, but the author focuses on the psychological aspects in the final chapter using comparative perspectives. .
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

Contents

Illustrations
11
Introduction
21
Regular Army and Control of Empire
58
Irregular Soldiers and Civil Disorder
105
Rebellions and Revolutions in the Ottoman Empire 18351878
175
Ottoman Crimean War 18531856
236
Balkan Revolutions and RussoTurkish War 18751878
307
cAbdulhamid II
376
Psychological Factors Soldiers in an Era of Warfare
386
Conclusion
458
Psychological Profiles of Generals in the Ottoman Army
466
Bibliography and Abbreviations
492
Index
502
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Bibliographic information