By Stefano Taglia
This ebook uncovers younger Turk political and social ideas at the tip of the 19th century, throughout the highbrow part of the movement.
Analysing the lifestyles in exile of 2 of the main charismatic leaders of the younger Turk circulate, Ahmed R?za and Mehmet Sabahattin, the booklet unravels their plans for the way forward for the Ottoman Empire, overlaying problems with strength, faith, citizenship, minority rights, the position of the West, and the responsibility of the Sultan. The ebook follows R?za and Sabahattin via their organization with philosophical circles, and highlights how their emphasis on intellectualism and elitism had a twofold influence. at the one hand, seeing themselves as enlightened and entrusted with a venture, they engaged in enduring debates, leaving an enormous legacy for either Ottoman and Republican rule. nevertheless, the pressure caused by elitism and intellectualism avoided the notion of concrete plans for swap, inflicting a schism on the 1902 Congress of Ottoman Liberals and staining the tip of the highbrow phase.
Using bilingual interval journals, modern debts, police documents and political and philosophical treaties, this ebook is of curiosity to scholars, students and researchers of center East and Ottoman historical past, and Political technological know-how extra broadly.
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Intellectuals and Reform in the Ottoman Empire: The Young Turks on the Challenges of Modernity (SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East) by Stefano Taglia