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The last Ottoman wars : the human cost, 1877-1923 / Jeremy Salt.

Author/Creator:
Salt, Jeremy author.
Publication:
Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 424 pages: maps ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878).
War of 1912-1913 (Balkan Peninsula).
World War (1914-1918).
Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Turkey -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Turkey -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878.
Balkan Peninsula -- History -- War of 1912-1913.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Turkey.
Muslims -- Crimes against -- Turkey.
Armenians -- Crimes against -- Turkey.
Armenians -- Crimes against.
Muslims -- Crimes against.
Politics and government.
Social conditions.
Balkan Peninsula.
Turkey.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"Jeremy Salt's manuscript "The last Ottoman wars" is a unique, timely, and humane study of warfare and its many costs in a region that has been fought over and upon for centuries. The Ottoman Empire and its surrounding territories, which in this work covers the Balkans to eastern Anatolia and the Caucasus, was during the last decades of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth a place of political unrest and constant military action. Historians have since chronicled and contested questions of how, what, where, when, and why battlefield or diplomatic strategies failed or succeeded as they did in Ottoman-European conflicts. So too have historians questioned how and to what degree the actions of generals and statesmen, as well as financiers, resulted in ruin for millions of Ottoman peoples, specifically Armenians and other Ottoman Christians. Overlooked, according to Salt, have been millions of Ottoman Muslims, who during the time period in question were massacred and displaced before the advance and against the retreat of invading armies. This manuscript is, as Salt writes, an attempt "to bring these invisible victims of war back into the picture." "The Last Ottoman Wars" offers readers a glimpse into the daily lives of Ottoman Muslims, and indeed all ordinary Ottoman citizens. Instead of following the nations and individuals desperate to get what spoils they could from an empire in decline, Salt centers his focus on those left to live with what remained after nearly all had been taken. These people, at the edge of modernity, lived with malnutrition, disease, internecine violence, and crumbling infrastructures a generation before World War I and immediately after its devastation"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Late Ottoman society
Cash flow calamities
A difficult land
Kurds and Armenians
The East in flames
Balkans crusades
Ejecting the Muslims
The young Turks
Italy invades Libya
"May God be with you"
Massacre and flight
The last Ottoman war
Into the abyss
A land in despair
Armenians in arms
The "relocation"
A questionable "peace"
Onward to Baku
The road to Izmir
End of the line.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Salt, Jeremy. Last Ottoman wars.
ISBN:
9781607817048
1607817047
OCLC:
1080251464
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