Taking on Britain and Russia led to the collapse of Ottoman rule, and its consequences. Rogan’s narrative shifts from the Aegean to the Caucasus to Arabia as he traces those consequences, and shows how they led, ultimately, to the Ottoman Empire’s defeat and collapse. In what is a manageably sized book, Rogan feels he must spend several pages on the motives of the Ottomans’ adversaries, especially Britain; that limits the space he can devote to bringing the Ottoman side of the story to life. The last thing the people of the Ottoman empire needed in autumn 1914 was another war. The consequences of that decision the great war that shaped the Middle East, the conflict that made the war global form the grand tale that Eugene Rogan tells in his latest book. Published March 10th 2015 by Basic Books (first published January 1st 2015). This is a really great one volume history of the fall of the Ottoman Empire, focusing mostly on their involvement in the various fronts of WW1.
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. How a multinational Muslim empire was destroyed by the first world war. The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East. The Fall of the Ottomans by Eugene Rogan, book review: Tragic tales of the Gallipoli campaign. Ripples of war: Muhammad VI, Sultan of the Ottoman empire Alamy.
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. 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. SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER The final destruction of the Ottoman Empire – one of the great epics of the First World War, from bestselling historian Eugene Rogan For some four centuries the Ottoman Empire had been one of t. 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.
Book Review: ‘the Fall Of The Ottomans: The Great War In The Middle East’
The Ottoman Empire joined the fighting of the First World War deeply misunderstood by both sides; a charismatic new book seeks to clarify the story of that odd. However, the fall of the Ottoman empire mattered a great deal to the peoples of the Middle East, and it can be rightly said, in the manner of Zhou Enlai, that only now are we witnessing the true enormity of the aftershocks of its dissolution. 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. 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. The task of stopping the collapse of the Empire became the majority seat holder CUP’s burden. The Origins of the War of 1914, volume I. New York: Enigma Books. Book Condition: New. 204 x 132 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Sunday Times Top Ten Best-seller. The final destruction of the Ottoman Empire – one of the great epics of the First World War, from best-selling historian Eugene Rogan. Evaluates the impact of World War I on the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East as a whole, explaining the region’s less-understood but essential contributions to the war and the establishment of present-day conflicts. Published: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2015.
End Of The Ottoman Empire
In his book, The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, Eugene Rogan, an Oxford scholar with a record of valuable contributions in both Ottoman and modern Middle Eastern history, provides a corrective to such views by depicting the war from a much-needed Ottoman perspective. Rogan begins his thirteen-chapter book with an analysis of the situation of the Ottoman Empire between 1908, when the Young Turk Revolution began, and 1914, when the empire entered the war on the side of the Central Powers. The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920 (Paperback). For some four centuries the Ottoman Empire had been one of the most powerful states in Europe as well as ruler of the Middle East. 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.