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By M. Şükrü Hanioğlu

On the flip of the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire straddled 3 continents and encompassed striking ethnic and cultural range one of the envisioned thirty million humans dwelling inside its borders. It was once might be the main cosmopolitan country within the world--and probably the main risky. a short heritage of the past due Ottoman Empire now offers students and common readers a concise heritage of the overdue empire among 1789 and 1918, turbulent years marked through fabulous social swap. relocating earlier general remedies of the topic, M. Skr Hanioglu emphasizes wide historic developments and tactics greater than unmarried occasions. He examines the imperial fight to centralize amid strong competition from neighborhood rulers, nationalist and different teams, and international powers. He seems heavily on the socioeconomic alterations this fight wrought and addresses the Ottoman reaction to the demanding situations of modernity. Hanioglu exhibits how this historical past isn't just necessary to comprehending smooth Turkey, yet is essential to the histories of Europe and the area. He brings Ottoman society marvelously to lifestyles in all its facets--cultural, diplomatic, highbrow, literary, army, and political--and he mines imperial records and different records from the interval to explain it because it truly was once, no longer because it has been portrayed in postimperial nationalist narratives. a short heritage of the overdue Ottoman Empire is a must-read for a person trying to comprehend the legacy left during this empire's ruins--a legacy the realm nonetheless grapples with this present day.

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