Turkey: A Modern History, Revised Edition

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I.B.Tauris, Sep 4, 2004 - History - 418 pages
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This revised edition builds upon and updates the twin themes of Turkey's continuing incorporation into the capitalist world and the modernization of state and society. It begins with the forging of closer links with Europe after the French Revolution, and the changing face of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century. In his account of the period since 1950, Zürcher focuses on the growth of mass politics; the three military coups; the issue of Turkey's human right's record; integration into the global economy; the alliance with the West and relations with the European Community; and much more.
 

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As a middle eastern studies student, this area of the world is very interesting to me. While I learned a great deal, especially about WW1s affect on the Ottoman Empire, i wouldn't say this was a ... Read full review

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Academic text without cross reference or descriptive footnotes. This book is an excellent reference to whom wants to learn last era of Ottoman history and Turkish era since 1990s. Read full review

Contents

The Ottoman Empire at the end of the Eighteenth Century
9
Between Tradition and Innovation Sultan Selim III and the New Order 17891807
21
The Early Years of Sultan Mahmut II The Centre Tries to Regain Control
30
The Later Years of Sultan Mahmut II The Start of the Reforms
36
The Era of the Tanzimat 183971
50
The Crisis of 187378 and its Aftermath
71
Reactionary Despotism or Culmination of the Reforms? The Reign of Sultan Abdiilhamit II
76
The Young Turk Era in Turkish History 190850
91
The Kemalist OneParty State 192545
176
The Transition to Democracy 194550
206
A Troubled Democracy
219
The Rule of the Democratic Party 195060
221
The Second Turkish Republic 196080
241
The Third Republic Turkey since 1980
278
Notes
338
Bibliographical Survey
359

The Second Constitutional Period 190818
93
The Struggle for Independence
133
The Emergence of the One Party State 192327
166
Some Important Figures in Ottoman and Turkish History
381
Index
407
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Erik J. Zürcher is Professor of Turkish Studies at the University of Leiden.

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