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Riassunto: Like Charles H, the Sick Man of Europe was 'an unconscionable time dying'. Time and again from the seventeenth century observers predicted the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, yet it outlived its rivals. As late as 1910 it straddled three continents. This book offers a fascinating overview of the Ottoman Empire's decline from the failure to take Vienna in 1683 to the abolition of the Sultanate in 1922 by Mustafa Kemall, after a revolutionary upsurge of Turkish national pride. The narrative deals with constantly recurring problems and also gives special emphasis to the challenges of the early twentieth century, when railways and oilfields gave new importance to Ottoman lands in the Middle East. Recent events have put the issues that troubled the later Sultans back on the world agenda. Names like Basra and Mosul again make the headlines. We read of the Kurdish struggle for survival, of Armenian aspirations for independence and of the Muslim character of Sarajevo in what was once Yugoslavia. The Ottoman past has great relevance to the changing map of Eastern Europe and Western Asia in this last decade of the century. 'A marvellously readable book based on massive research' Robert Blake 'Readable and informative' John Keegan, Daily Telegraph 'A scholarly, readable and balanced history' Independent on Sunday Alan Palmer is the author of eight historical biographies, including Tsar Alexander I, Metternich, Bernadotte, Bismarck, and Kaiser Wilhelm II. He is also the author of the Penguin Dictionary of Modern History, 1789-1945, and the Penguin Dictionary of Twentieth Century History.
About the Author: Alan Palmer is the author of historical biographies including Tsar Alexander I, Metternich, Bernadotte, Bismarck, Kaiser Wilhelm II and a brief life of Kemal Ataturk. He has written several military and diplomatic histories as well as a book on London's East End, and he is also author of The Penguin Dictionary of Modern HIstory, 1789-1945 and of its companion, The Penguin Dictionary of Twentieth Century History.
Titolo: The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire
Casa editrice: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 1993
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Hodder & Stoughton. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0719552818I5N00
Descrizione libro John Murray Publishers Ltd. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2749124930
Descrizione libro John Murray, 1993. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Former library copy but, as such, in good condition. Has usual stamps/labels etc. and a some light general reading/shelfwear - otherwise, this is a clean, tight copy. Dispatch within 24hrs from the UK. Codice libro della libreria 042394
Descrizione libro John Murray, London, 1993. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: VG. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dustwrapper. 1st Thus. 306 pp. Sm4t0. Codice libro della libreria 014989
Descrizione libro john murray 1993, 1993. Gewicht in Gramm: 550 leichte gebrauchsspuren,innen sauber. Codice libro della libreria 10000
Descrizione libro John Murray, 1995. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Near fine un-creased soft cover,no inscriptions.306pp,with 17,illustrations. Codice libro della libreria 23328
Descrizione libro John Murray, 1993. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0719552818
Descrizione libro John Murray Publishers Ltd, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 719552818
Descrizione libro John Murray Publishers Ltd, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0719552818