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By Hasan Kayali

Arabs and younger Turks offers an in depth learn of Arab politics within the past due Ottoman Empire as considered from the imperial capital in Istanbul. In an analytical narrative of the younger Turk interval (1908-1918) historian Hasan Kayali discusses Arab issues at the one hand and the rules of the Ottoman govt towards the Arabs at the different. Kayali's novel use of records from the Ottoman records, in addition to Arabic resources and Western and imperative ecu files, allows him to re-examine traditional knowledge in this advanced topic and to provide an unique appraisal of proto-nationalist ideologies because the longest-living heart jap dynasty headed for cave in. He demonstrates the patience and resilience of the supranational ideology of Islamism which overshadowed Arab and Turkish ethnic nationalism during this an important transition interval. Kayali's learn reaches again to the 19th century and highlights either continuity and alter in Arab-Turkish kin from the reign of Abdulhamid II to the constitutional interval ushered in by means of the revolution of 1908.

Arabs and younger Turks is vital for an figuring out of latest matters comparable to Islamist politics and the continued crises of nationalism within the heart East.

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The freedom of the press cut both ways, and soon the Committee’s opposition resorted to it with equal force. The politicization of the Ottoman public after 1908 should be appraised as much by the growth and vibrancy of the press as by political activity, elections, and parliamentary proceedings. The press was that component of the expanding public sphere that proved hardest to keep in check. In the first months of the revolution, the absence of strong governmental authority gave free rein to journalistic activity.

Hanioğlu, Đttihad ve Terakki, 105–8. Abu Manneh, “Sayyadi,” 145–46. Abu Manneh, “Christians,” 299. Rıza refrained from a closer cooperation with Faris, possibly because he viewed the latter’s Parti Constitutionnel to be too Syria-centered to further the broader aims of the Union and Progress Society. Sina Akşin, 100 Soruda Jön Türkler ve Đttihat ve Terakki (Đstanbul: Gerçek, 1980), 28. Hans Kohn, Western Civilization in the Near East (New York: Columbia University Press, 1936), 264; Elie Kedourie, “The Impact of the Young Turk Revolution on the Arabic-Speaking Provinces of the Ottoman Empire,” in Arabic Political Memoirs and Other Studies, by E.

Stanford J. Shaw, “Some Aspects of the Aims and Achievements of the Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Reformers,” in Polk and Chambers, 37. Đsmail Hami Danişmend, Đzahlı Osmanlı Tarihi Kronolojisi (Đstanbul: Türkiye Yayınevi, 1961), 4:528. Đlber Ortaylı argues that the Turkish element started to become ascendant in the administration in the eighteenth century. See Đmparatorluğun En Uzun Yüzyılı (Đstanbul: Hil, 1987), 58. Zeine, Arab Nationalism, 9. Hourani, “Ottoman Background,” 10; Sir Hamilton Gibb and Harold Bowen, Islamic Society and the West (London: Oxford University Press, 1963), (pt.

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