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Arabs and Young Turks: Ottomanism, Arabism, and Islamism in the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1918
by Hasan Kayali
Arabs and Young Turks provides a detailed study of Arab politics in the late Ottoman Empire as viewed from the imperial capital in Istanbul. In an analytical narrative of the Young Turk period (1908-1918) historian Hasan Kayali discusses Arab concerns on the one hand and the policies of the Ottoman government toward the Arabs on the other. Kayali's novel use of documents f ...more
Paperback, 266 pages
Published September 3rd 1997 by University of California Press
(first published August 4th 1997)
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In Arabs and Young Turks, Hasan Kayali argues that previous historical scholarship on the advent of Turkish nationalism have been from an outsiders’ perspective. Kayali’s work will appeal to political scholars of the region, as it aptly explains Ottoman government policies in Arab populated regions while simultaneously showing the transformation of these policies at century’s outset. Central to this argument is the often overused and little understood moniker “Young Turks.” This title assumes a ...more