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Title Shattered dreams of revolution : from liberty to violence in the late Ottoman Empire / Bedross Der Matossian.
Author Der Matossian, Bedross, 1978-
Publication Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2014.
Copyright date ©2014
Description xii, 249 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Call # 956.02 D
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The euphoria of the revolution -- Debating the future of the empire -- The "historical period" and its impact on ethnic groups -- From the streets to the ballots -- From the ballots to the parliament -- The counterrevolution and the "second revolution."
Summary "The Ottoman Revolution of 1908 is a study in contradiction--a positive manifestation of modernity intended to reinstate constitutional rule, yet ultimately a negative event that shook the fundamental structures of the empire, opening up ethnic, religious, and political conflicts. Shattered Dreams of Revolution considers this revolutionary event to tell the stories of three important groups: Arabs, Armenians, and Jews. The revolution raised these groups' expectations for new opportunities of inclusion and citizenship. But as postrevolutionary festivities ended, these euphoric feelings soon turned to pessimism and gave way to a dramatic rise in ethnic tensions. The undoing of the revolutionary dreams could be found in the very foundations of the revolution itself. Inherent ambiguities and contradictions in the revolution's goals, and the reluctance of both the authors of the revolution and the empire's ethnic groups to come to a compromise regarding the new political framework of the empire ultimately proved untenable. Today, as the Middle East experiences another set of revolutions, these early lessons of the Ottoman Empire, of unfulfilled expectations and ensuing discontent, still provide important insights into the contradictions of hope and disillusion seemingly inherent in revolution."--Book cover.
Subject Revolution (Turkey : 1908) (OCoLC)fst01354584
Turkey -- History -- Revolution, 1908.
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 1909-1918.
Turkey -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.
Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
Ethnic relations. (OCoLC)fst00916005
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Turkey. (OCoLC)fst01208963
1288-1999
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780804792639 (softcover)
0804792631 (softcover)
9780804791472 (hardcover)
0804791473 (hardcover)
9780804792707
Standard # 40024209707

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