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Arabs and younger Turks presents a close research of Arab politics within the overdue Ottoman Empire as seen from the imperial capital in Istanbul. In an analytical narrative of the younger Turk interval (1908-1918) historian Hasan Kayali discusses Arab matters at the one hand and the regulations of the Ottoman govt towards the Arabs at the different. Kayali's novel use of records from the Ottoman files, in addition to Arabic resources and Western and significant ecu records, permits him to re-evaluate traditional knowledge in this complicated topic and to give an unique appraisal of proto-nationalist ideologies because the longest-living heart japanese dynasty headed for cave in. He demonstrates the patience and resilience of the supranational ideology of Islamism which overshadowed Arab and Turkish ethnic nationalism during this an important transition interval. Kayali's research reaches again to the 19th century and highlights either continuity and alter in Arab-Turkish family from the reign of Abdulhamid II to the constitutional interval ushered in through the revolution of 1908.

Arabs and younger Turks is key for an figuring out of up to date matters comparable to Islamist politics and the ongoing crises of nationalism within the heart East.

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3:892. Ergin, 2:617. Also, an Aşiret Mektebi (Tribal School) was established with this purpose in 1892. Karal, 401. On Abdülhamid’s personal relationship with Arab chiefs, see Akarlı, “Abdülhamid II’s Attempt,” 81, 86. Hourani, Arabic Thought, 264–65, 275. The Second Constitutional Experiment, 1908–1909 The Young Turks’ struggle bore revolutionary fruit in the summer of 1908, when, on 23 July, Sultan Abdülhamid was forced to reinstate the constitution. Dramatic descriptions of euphoric celebrations that the restoration of constitutional rule occasioned are a compelling prelude to accounts of the second constitutional period.

Hourani, Arabic Thought, 139. , 269. Sylvia G. , Arab Nationalism: An Anthology (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1964), 27; Tibawi, 184; Hourani, Arabic Thought, 272. Dawn, Ottomanism, 135–41. Berkes, 314–15; David Kushner, The Rise of Turkish Nationalism, 1876–1908 (London: Frank Cass, 1977), 27– 30. A. D. ), 70–71. Ercümend Kuran, “The Impact of Nationalism on the Turkish Elite in the Nineteenth Century,” in Polk and Chambers, 114. Abu Manneh, “Sayyadi,” 148. Most literary activity occurred in Egypt and was carried out by Syrian immigrants who fled censorship.

E. E. : Princeton University Press, 1957), 24, 37, 52. Kuran, Jön Türkler, 29; Erik Jan Zürcher, The Unionist Factor: The Role of the Committee of Union and Progress in the Turkish National Movement (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1984), 16. Mehmed Murad Bey was better known as Mizancı Murad because he edited a paper called Mizan (Balance). In 1897 Faris capitulated to Hamidian enticement to accept the concession for the water supply of the city of Beirut and abandoned opposition temporarily. See Hanioğlu, Young Turks in Opposition, 43–44.

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