Middle East, the conflict that made the war global form the grand tale that Eugene Rogan tells in his latest book. I didn’t have any knowledge about the role of the Ottoman Empire as well, but while reading this book that wasn’t a problem at all. Over the last few years, as the centenary of World War I approached and began, I’ve been reading a number of books on World War I. When I saw Eugene Rogan’s The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, I was immediately interested in it. For obvious reasons, most English-language books published on the Great War of 1914-1918 are Eurocentric, focused on the grinding trench warfare of the Western Front. Now comes an absolutely magnificent account of the war from the viewpoint of the Ottoman Empire, which sided with Germany during the conflict and suffered a crushing defeat that turned much of the Middle East into British and French colonial satraps.
But that may be true of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign, which was intended by British politicians and generals to deliver a swift knockout blow to the Ottoman Empire, but instead ended in an Ottoman triumph and lengthened the conflict. The Ottoman empire had ruled for centuries over the lands from the Sahara to Persia but did not refer to them as part of a single region. Helping us to understand the difficulties the states of the Middle East have endured since then, and the challenges they continue to face, Rogan’s book takes us back to the moment of their birth, a moment in which one imperial order collapsed and gave way to another. The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920, by Eugene Rogan, Allen Lane, RRP 25, 512 pages, published in the US in March by Basic Books. The Ottoman Empire, already in a parlous state in 1914, was torn apart by the end of the first World War, as the cataclysm exposed its ethnic and religious fault lines. Eugene Rogan, an American of Scottish extraction, took a two-year sabbatical from his post as Director of Oxford University’s Middle East Centre to work on this book.
According to Eugene Rogan’s The Fall of the Ottomans, the collapse of the millennium-old empire triggered most of the problems that plague the Middle East today. The book is essential reading for understanding the evolution of the modern Middle East and the root causes of nearly all the conflicts that now plague the area. Pamuk, evket (1987). The Ottoman Empire and European Capitalism, 1820-1913. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Issawi, C. (1966). The Economic History of the Middle East, 18001914: a Book of Readings. The Ottoman Empire: The Classical Age 1300-1600 is a highly valuable book about Ottoman Empire’s rise in Medieveal Anatolia. Can you please provide me with some books about the fall of the Ottoman Empire?
The Fall Of The Ottomans By Eugene Rogan, Book Review: Tragic Tales Of The Gallipoli Campaign
So many countries emerged from the Ottoman Empire’s collapse, including Lebanon and Iraq, that knowledge of the events is relevant to understanding our present, as well as Ottoman past. Macfie’s book examines the background to, and causes of, the breakup, including World War One; information on the Balkans is included. Available in: Paperback,Hardcover,NOOK Book (eBook). Like England’s Charles II, the Ottoman Empire took an unconscionable time. In 1914 the Ottoman Empire was depleted of men and resources after years of war against Balkan nationalist and Italian forces. But in the aftermath of the assassination in Sarajevo, the powers of Europe were sliding inexorably toward war, and not even the Middle East could escape the vast and enduring consequences of one of the most destructive conflicts in human history. Discover librarian-selected research resources on Ottoman Empire from the Questia online library, including full-text online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. Ottoman Empire (tmn), vast state founded in the late 13th cent. by Turkish tribes in Anatolia and ruled by the descendants of Osman I until its dissolution in 1918. Rogan, Eugene L. The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2015. El-Rouayheb, Khaled. Islamic Intellectual History in the Seventeenth Century: Scholarly Currents in the Ottoman Empire and the Maghreb. I’ll confess I’m not an expert on this topic, though – I’m just in the middle of a great book by Michael Reynolds called Shattering Empires: the Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires, 1908-1918 that pushes back against the traditional nationalism hypothesis.
The Ottoman Empire: The Last Great Casualty Of The First World War » The Spectator
This is narrative history at its very best: disciplined, well-paced, judicious and spiked with detail, character and incident. A chronological tale of the First World War might be wearyingly familiar, but by telling it from the perspective of the Ottoman Empire, Eugene Rogan grabs the reader’s attention as if we are hearing the Iliad from the Trojan battlements. The collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the city’s incorporation into Greece in 1912 provoked a major upheaval that compelled Salonica’s Jews to reimagine their community and status as citizens of a nation-state. Jewish Salonica is the first book to tell the story of this tumultuous transition through the voices and perspectives of Salonican Jews as they forged a new place for themselves in Greek society.