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Author Kieser, Hans-Lukas,
Title Talaat Pasha : father of modern Turkey, architect of genocide / Hans-Lukas Kiesler.
Imprint Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2018]
2018

Author Kieser, Hans-Lukas,
Subject Talat Pasa, 1874-1921.
Statesmen -- Turkey -- Biography.
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 1878-1909.
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 1909-1918.
Genocide -- Turkey -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Atrocities -- Turkey.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Prologue; 1 Istanbul, 1915: A Revolutionist Heading an Empire; Married with a Cause; "On first impression, this is a lucid mind" (April 1915); Fraught but in Top Form: Toward a Communion in Crime; Relying on Germany; "The people are the garden, we are its gardener"; "Revolutionist Statesmanship," Imperially Biased: A Prototype; Bridging a Post-Ottoman Century; 2 Patriotic Rebellion and Networking against Sultan Abdulhamid II; From Edirne in European Turkey, 1870s; Exiled to Salonica; Conspiratory Organization in Salonica and Beyond.
Machine generated contents note: 1. Istanbul, 1915: A Revolutionist Heading an Empire -- Married with a Cause -- "On first impression, this is a lucid mind" (April 1915) -- Fraught but in Top Form: Toward a Communion in Crime -- Relying on Germany -- "The people are the garden, we are its gardener" -- "Revolutionist Statesmanship," Imperially Biased: A Prototype -- Bridging a Post-Ottoman Century -- 2. Patriotic Rebellion and Networking against Sultan Abdulhamid II -- From Edirne in European Turkey, 1870s -- Exiled to Salonica -- Conspiratory Organization in Salonica and Beyond -- Talaat's Lead on the Road to the 1908 Revolution -- Under the Shadow of Dr. NazĪ¹m and Dr. Bahaeddin Sakir -- 3. Komiteci and the Challenge of Parliamentarism (1908-11) -- Ottoman Spring -- Against Counterrevolution: Empowering the Central Committee -- From Hidden to Semipublic Politics: Talaat as a Minister -- Sobered, Disturbed, Depressed: A Crisis for Talaat and the Ottoman Future -- New Friend: Ziya Gokalp, Prophet of Messianist Turkism -- 4. Alignment toward War and Dictatorial CUP Power (1911-14) -- CUP's Crises, Fall, and Radical Recalibration -- War-Prone, Revanchist, High-Risk: Talaat Retrieves the CUP from Its Nadir -- Putsch, January 1913 -- Revolutionists at the Reins of the Empire -- Edirne 1913: The Baptism of Committee Rule -- Truth Test: Challenged by the Armenian Question -- Negotiating Reforms Backed by Europe -- Strange Spring, 1914: Reform and Peace or War and Cataclysm-- Rum Removal: A Cataclysmic Success -- 5. Total-War Gamble, Domestic Demolition, Biased Nation Building -- European War: "End and Revenge" of the Eastern Question-- For Turan's Sake, by German Will: Attack instead of Reform -- Polarizing and Reframing the East -- Embracing War, Concentrating Power: Toward Talaat's Dictatorial Rule -- Depressed by Defeat, Galvanized by Gallipoli -- Exploit: "The Armenian Question no longer exists" -- Mirroring and Managing Anti-Christian Forces in the East -- Leading Assimilation, Plunder, Extermination, Nation Building -- Victor, Noah, National Father: A Wide-Ranging Radiance -- Talaat, Palestine, and Zionism -- 6. Triumph and Fall, Lies and Resilience (1917-21 and After) -- Grand Vizier Talaat Pasha's "New Turkey" -- Defiant Revolutionists, Troubled Wilhelminians -- Faltering British Rule: A Matrix for Defiance -- Imperialisms Face Utopia, Dystopia: Sykes-Picot, Balfour, Brest-Litovsk -- From a Summer in Denial in Istanbul to Truth in Berlin---and Resignation -- German Asylum: Keeping on the Struggle -- Antiliberal International of Revolutionists -- Death---and Afterlife---in Germany and Turkey -- Talaat's Long, Strong Shadow.
Talaat's Lead on the Road to the 1908 RevolutionUnder the Shadow of Dr. Nazm and Dr. Bahaeddin Sakir; 3 A Komiteci and the Challenge of Parliamentarism (1908-11); The Ottoman Spring; Against Counterrevolution: Empowering the Central Committee; From Hidden to Semipublic Politics: Talaat as a Minister; Sobered, Disturbed, Depressed: A Crisis for Talaat and the Ottoman Future; A New Friend: Ziya Gokalp, Prophet of Messianist Turkism; 4 Alignment toward War and Dictatorial CUP Power (1911-14); CUP's Crises, Fall, and Radical Recalibration.
War-Prone, Revanchist, High-Risk: Talaat Retrieves the CUP from Its NadirPutsch, January 1913; Revolutionists at the Reins of the Empire; Edirne 1913: The Baptism of Committee Rule; Truth Test: Challenged by the Armenian Question; Negotiating Reforms Backed by Europe; Strange Spring, 1914: Reform and Peace or War and Cataclysm?; Rum Removal: A Cataclysmic Success; 5 Total-War Gamble, Domestic Demolition, Biased Nation Building; European War: "End and Revenge" of the Eastern Question?; For Turan's Sake, by German Will: Attack instead of Reform; Polarizing and Reframing the East.
Embracing War, Concentrating Power: Toward Talaat's Dictatorial RuleDepressed by Defeat, Galvanized by Gallipoli; Exploit: "The Armenian Question no longer exists"; Mirroring and Managing Anti-Christian Forces in the East; Leading Assimilation, Plunder, Extermination, Nation Building; Victor, Noah, National Father: A Wide-Ranging Radiance; Talaat, Palestine, and Zionism; 6 Triumph and Fall, Lies and Resilience (1917-21 and After); Grand Vizier Talaat Pasha's "New Turkey"; Defiant Revolutionists, Troubled Wilhelminians; Faltering British Rule: A Matrix for Defiance.
Imperialisms Face Utopia, Dystopia: Sykes-Picot, Balfour, Brest-LitovskFrom a Summer in Denial in Istanbul to Truth in Berlin-and Resignation; German Asylum: Keeping on the Struggle; Antiliberal International of Revolutionists; Death-and Afterlife-in Germany and Turkey; Talaat's Long, Strong Shadow; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary The first English-language biography of the de facto ruler of the late Ottoman Empire and architect of the Armenian GenocideTalaat Pasha (1874-1921) led the triumvirate that ruled the late Ottoman Empire during World War I and is arguably the father of modern Turkey. He was also the architect of the Armenian Genocide, which would result in the systematic extermination of more than a million people, and which set the stage for a century that would witness atrocities on a scale never imagined. Here is the first biography in English of the revolutionary figure who not only prepared the way for Ataturk and the founding of the republic in 1923, but who shaped the modern world as well. In this explosive book, Hans-Lukas Kieser provides a mesmerizing portrait of a man who maintained power through a potent blend of the new Turkish ethno-nationalism, the political Islam of former Sultan Abdulhamid II, and a readiness to employ radical "solutions" and violence. From Talaat's role in the Young Turk Revolution of 1908 to his exile from Turkey and assassination--a sensation in Weimar Germany--Kieser restores the Ottoman drama to the heart of world events. He shows how Talaat wielded far more power than previously realized, making him the de facto ruler of the empire. He brings wartime Istanbul vividly to life as a thriving diplomatic hub, and reveals how Talaat's cataclysmic actions would reverberate across the twentieth century. In this major work of scholarship, Kieser tells the story of the brilliant and merciless politician who stood at the twilight of empire and the dawn of the age of genocide.
ISBN 9781400889631 (electronic bk.)
1400889634 (electronic bk.)
9780691157627
OCLC # 1031214381



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