Defining the public sphere during the late Ottoman Empire: War, mass mobilization and the young Turk regime (1908–18)

  title={Defining the public sphere during the late Ottoman Empire: War, mass mobilization and the young Turk regime (1908–18)},
  author={Nadir {\"O}zbek},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  pages={795 - 809}
  • N. Özbek
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • History
  • Middle Eastern Studies
This study aims to explore state-society relations during the Second Constitutional Period (1908-18) through a study of philanthropic activities, particularly those of semi-official aid societies such as the Ottoman Red Crescent Society (Osmanli Hilal-i Ahmer Cemiyeti), the Ottoman Navy League (Osmanh Donanma-i Milliye Iane Cemiyeti), and the Committee of National Defence (Madafaa-i Milliye Cemiyeti). These three societies, all founded after the Revolution of 1908, provided the Young Turk elite… 
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