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This e-book will thoroughly remodel the normal interpretation of the younger Turk Revolution of 1908, a watershed occasion within the overdue Ottoman Empire and a key to the emergence of the trendy realms within the heart East and Balkans. instruction for a Revolution is the 1st booklet at the younger Turk Revolution to attract on either the large memoirs and papers of the younger Turks and at the large diplomatic records world wide. the writer has plumbed not just the Ottoman records yet accumulated files from files in Bonn, Berlin, Jerusalem, London, Paris, Rome, Athens, Sofia, Tirana, Bern, Geneva, Sarajevo, Cairo, Stockholm, and Tokyo. Breaking new floor, Hanioglu describes intimately how useful issues led the younger Turks to sacrifice or modify lots of their pursuits for social transformation. He tells a narrative wealthy in personality and plot, and divulges the various factions and competing highbrow traits that marked this tumultuous interval on the finish of the Ottoman Empire. instruction for a Revolution will turn out necessary to someone engaged on the political, highbrow, and social heritage of the Ottoman Empire and of the states that have been tested on its ruins.
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193 About the time ™smail Kemal had started his maneuvers, even the Grand Vizier painted an extremely gloomy picture, and O’Conor, who called upon him, commented, “They seemed to be living only from day to day. 198 As was mentioned in the later official papers, the British gave up all hope until the sultan’s death or dethronement: The life of the present Sultan is not likely to be prolonged. The Germans are well aware that the exceptional position they have succeeded in obtaining in Constantinople will probably not endure after the disappearance of Abdul Hamid.
The following night ˜evket Bey came again . . and I enjoyed the audience of Receb Pasha, accompanied by his aides-de-camp ˜evket and Câmi Beys. I presented to them detailed information concerning our initiatives, which had been taken following their promise, and especially about the assurance given by the British government. . The following night the same person came and took me to the pasha’s house, and we commenced our discussion with the participation of Câmi and ˜evket Beys. . The dangers foreseen by the pasha first concerned passage through the straits without being detected, and second the dispersion of the expeditionary force, which was to be dispatched to Istanbul, in case Abdülhamid continued to resist.
He is in a tremendous state of excitement about the possibility of Mahmoud Damad Pasha coming here and has been instructed to denounce him as an anarchist. . Luckily the individual has managed to hold his congress of reformers in Paris. . I told Anthopoulo[s] that if we had any more trouble about Kowait I thought L[ord] Lansdowne would offer Mahmoud the use of Lansdowne house for a meeting. 192 Using the Young Turks as a wild card in order to obtain concessions from the sultan was a more common form of political pressure.