Shadow of the Sultan's Realm: The Destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
The history of the Ottoman Empire spanned more than seven centuries. At the height of its power, it stretched over three continents and produced marvels of architecture, literature, science, and warfare. When it fell, its collapse redrew the map of the world and changed the course of history."Shadow of the Sultan s Realm" is the story of the empire s dissolution during a t...more
Hardcover, 271 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Potomac Books
(first published December 31st 2010)
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The title of this book is something of a misnomer, as little attention is paid to the Sultan or exactly 'his' realm. Rather it is very much focused on the malefic (as Butler portrays them) triumvirate of the ungainly, ill-favoured and awkward in bearing Young Turk government of 1908-1918 under Ismail Enver, Mehmed Talaat and Ahmed Djemal. All three would all be tried as war criminals in absentia, the first dying within years in a futile Turkmen revolt against the Soviet Union, the latter assassi...more
Daniel Allen Butler is a maritime and military historian, the author (through September 2011) of nine books. Some of his previous works include Unsinkable: the Full Story of RMS Titanic (1998); Distant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World War (2006); The Age of Cunard (2003); The Other Side of the Night: The Carpathia, theCalifornian, and the Night the Titanic w...moreMore about Daniel Allen Butler...