The grand narrative of The Young Turk Legacy and Nation Building is that of the essential continuity of the late Ottoman Empire with the Republic of Turkey that was founded in 1923. Erik Jan Zürcher shows that Kemal's ""ideological toolkit,"" which included positivism, militarism, nationalism and a state-centred world view, was shared by many other Young Turks. Authoritarian rule, a one-party(More)
About The Author
Erik J. Zürcher
Erik J. Zürcher is Professor of Turkish Studies at the University of Leiden and Director of the International Institute of Social History at Amsterdam. He is the author of numerous books on Turkey, including Turkey: A Modern History (I.B.Tauris), which has been translated into seven languages; Arming the State: Military Conscription in the Middle East and Central Asia, 1775-1925; Identity(More)
Zurcher (Univ. of Leiden, Netherlands; Turkey: A Modern History, 3rd ed., 2004), a leading expert on the late Ottoman Empire and its transition to Republican Turkey, has taken more than 20 of his previously published articles, mainly from edited volumes, and several unpublished conference papers and combined them into a single volume. Although the articles have been(More)
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