“This Is a Man’s World?”: On Fathers and Architects

  title={“This Is a Man’s World?”: On Fathers and Architects},
  author={Nazan Maksudyan},
  journal={Journal of Genocide Research},
  pages={540 - 544}
  • N. Maksudyan
  • Published 2019
  • History
  • Journal of Genocide Research
Hans-Lukas Kieser’s critical biography, Talaat Pasha: Father of Modern Turkey, Architect of Genocide, fills a huge biographical gap in late Ottoman historiography. Incredibly well-researched and well-written, the book is the first scholarly work on the political life of Talat Pasha, whom Kieser defines as “the last powerful grand vizier” (xi) or “the last powerful leader of the Ottoman Empire” (xiii). Kieser’s challenges the “triumvirate interpretation” and argues Talat was more than a primus… Expand