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Author Taglia, Stefano, author.

Title Intellectuals and reform in the Ottoman Empire : the Young Turks on the challenges of modernity / Stefano Taglia
Published London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015


Description 1 online resource
Series SOAS/Routledge studies on the Middle East ; 23
SOAS/Routledge studies on the Middle East ; 23.
Contents Introduction: Locating reform in the nineteenth century Ottoman Empire -- The Ottoman Empire under Sultan Abdülhamit II -- Young Turk émigrés, the press and the Parisian milieu -- Ahmet Riza and Mechveret -- Mehmet Sabahattin and social science -- The end of an idea, the 1902 Congress of Ottoman Liberals in Paris -- Conclusion -- Afterword: The enduring legacies of the Young Turk intellectuals
Summary "This book uncovers the political and social ideas of the Young Turks at the end of the nineteenth century, during the intellectual phase of the movement. Analysing the life in exile of two of the most charismatic leaders of the Young Turk movement, Ahmed Rýza and Mehmed Sabaheddin, the book unravels their plans for the future of the Ottoman Empire, covering issues of power, religion, citizenship, minority rights, the role of the West, and the accountability of the Sultan. The book follows Rýza and Sabaheddin through their association with philosophical circles, and highlights how their emphasis on intellectualism and elitism had a twofold effect. On the one hand, seeing themselves as enlightened and entrusted with a mission, they engaged in enduring debates, leaving an important legacy for both Ottoman and Republican rule. On the other hand, the rigidity resulting from elitism and intellectualism prevented the conception of concrete plans for change, causing a schism at the 1902 Congress of Ottoman Liberals and marking the end of the intellectual phase. Using bilingual period journals, contemporary accounts, police archives and political and philosophical treaties, this book is of interest to students, scholars and researchers of Middle East and Ottoman History, and Political Science more broadly"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 29, 2015)
Subject Ahmet Rıza, 1859-1930.
Sabahaddin, Prens, 1877-1948.
SUBJECT Ahmet Rıza, 1859-1930. fast (OCoLC)fst00062940
Sabahaddin, Prens, 1877-1948. fast (OCoLC)fst00138236
Subject İttihat ve Terakki Cemiyeti -- History
SUBJECT İttihat ve Terakki Cemiyeti. fast (OCoLC)fst00618790
Subject Intellectuals -- Turkey -- Biography
Political activists -- Turkey -- Biography
Exiles -- Biography
Social change -- Turkey -- History -- 19th century
Liberalism -- Turkey -- History -- 19th century
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
Intellectual life.
Political activists.
Politics and government.
Social change.
SUBJECT Turkey -- Intellectual life -- 19th century
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 1878-1909.
Subject Turkey.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317578635