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By David S. Katz

ISBN-10: 3319410598

ISBN-13: 9783319410593

ISBN-10: 3319410601

ISBN-13: 9783319410609

This ebook is set the imperative writings that formed the belief of Turkey for proficient readers in English, from Edward Gibbon’s positing of imperial Decline and Fall to the proclamation of the Turkish Republic (1923), illustrating how Turkey has regularly been part of the trendy British and eu adventure. it's a nice sweep of a narrative: from Gibbon as ordinary textbook, via Lord Bryon the pro-Turkish poet, and Benjamin Disraeli the Romantic novelist of all issues japanese, by way of John Buchan's Greenmantle First international conflict espionage fantasies, after which Manchester Guardian reporter Arnold Toynbee narrating the struggle for Turkish independence.

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Gibbon begins by noting that in ‘the establishment and restoration of the Turkish empire, the first merit must doubtless be assigned to the personal qualities of the sultans; since, in human life, the most important scenes will depend on the character of a single actor’. After this clear statement of his philosophy of history, Gibbon notes that ‘except in a single instance’ the first nine reigns of the Ottoman sultans, a period of two and a half centuries, were occupied ‘by a rare series of warlike and active princes’.

By May, the Turks had to make the Austrian gains official. If there were any loose threads, they were tied up on 21 March 1779 in the Convention of Aynalıkavak, a restatement of the treaty agreed four years earlier. The key clarifications recognized the religious ties between the Crimean Tartars and their caliph, but warned the sultan as political ruler of the Ottoman Empire not to use religion as an excuse for meddling in Crimean affairs: that was Russia’s job. EDWARD GIBBON’S EASTERN QUESTION (1776–1788) 19 It was a task that the Russians performed with great enthusiasm.

Other countries coveted Black Sea privileges as well. Austria was taking no chances, and in September 1774 occupied Bukovina (on the northern frontier of Moldavia, again Ottoman by this time). By May, the Turks had to make the Austrian gains official. If there were any loose threads, they were tied up on 21 March 1779 in the Convention of Aynalıkavak, a restatement of the treaty agreed four years earlier. The key clarifications recognized the religious ties between the Crimean Tartars and their caliph, but warned the sultan as political ruler of the Ottoman Empire not to use religion as an excuse for meddling in Crimean affairs: that was Russia’s job.

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