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Author Kieser, Hans-Lukas, author
Title Talaat Pasha : father of modern Turkey, architect of genocide / Hans-Lukas Kieser
Imprint Princeton, New Jersey ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2018]
©2018
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 人文社會聯圖  DR592.T28 K54 2018    AVAILABLE    30610020588620
Descript xvi, 532 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-502) and index
"The first English-language biography of the de facto ruler of the late Ottoman Empire and architect of the Armenian Genocide, Talaat 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"
Istanbul, 1915: a revolutionist heading an empire -- Patriotic rebellion and networking against Sultan Abdulhamid II -- A Komiteci and the challenge of Parliamentarism (1908-11) -- Alignment toward war and dictatorial CUP power (1911-14) -- Total-war gamble, domestic demolition, biased nation building -- Triumph and fall, lies and resilience (1917-21 and after)
Subject Talât Paşa, 1874-1921
Talât Paşa, 1874-1921. fast (OCoLC)fst00112625
Talât Paşa 1874-1921 gnd
Statesmen -- Turkey -- Biography
Genocide -- Turkey -- 20th century
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 1878-1909
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 1909-1918
Genocide. fast (OCoLC)fst00940208
Politics and government. fast (OCoLC)fst01919741
Statesmen. fast (OCoLC)fst01131990
Turkey. fast (OCoLC)fst01208963
Jungtürken gnd
Armenier gnd
Völkermord gnd
Türkei gnd
1878-1999 fast
Biography. fast (OCoLC)fst01423686
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