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Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires 1908-1918
Introduction 1. The high politics of anarchy and competition 2. Troubles in Anatolia: imperial insecurities and the transformation of borderland politics 3. Visions of vulnerability: the politics of
Native Sons : Post-Imperial Politics, Islam, and Identity in the North Caucasus, 1917-1918
This article examines the political mobilization of the autochthonous mountain peoples of the North Caucasus in 1917-1918. These years provided a brief and confused yet real moment of freedom wherein
The Ends of Empire Imperial Collapse and the Trajectory of Kurdish Nationalism
The Kurds are a people who speak a Persianate language or cluster of dialects and who comprise the dominant population in the territories where contemporary Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran meet. The
When the War Came Home: The Ottomans’ Great War and the Devastation of an Empire. By Yiğit Akın. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2018. xii, 270 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Maps. $27.95,
officials, local notables, and foreign agents, which often included alternating co-operation with and opposition to the imperial center. Part 3, “Objectifying Generic Politics and Practices,”
Abdürrezzak Bedirhan: Ottoman Kurd and Russophile in the Twilight of Empire
In a January 1914 article in the London journal The National Review, Walter Guinness described the situation in Ottoman eastern Anatolia. (1) Events in that distant region were topical, even for a