Ottoman Road to War in 1914 by Mustafa Aksakal
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Ottoman Road to War in 1914
By Mustafa Aksakal

The Ottoman Road to War in 1914

The Ottoman Empire and the First World War

By (author) See other recent books by Mustafa Aksakal
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $165.00
Your Price: $148.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $16.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $7.43 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Ottoman Road to War in 1914 by Mustafa Aksakal

Book Description

Why did the Ottoman Empire enter the First World War in late October 1914, months after the war's devastations had become clear? Were its leaders 'simple-minded,' 'below-average' individuals, as the doyen of Turkish diplomatic history has argued? Or, as others have claimed, did the Ottomans enter the war because War Minister Enver Pasha, dictating Ottoman decisions, was in thrall to the Germans and to his own expansionist dreams? Based on previously untapped Ottoman and European sources, Mustafa Aksakal's dramatic study challenges this consensus. It demonstrates that responsibility went far beyond Enver, that the road to war was paved by the demands of a politically interested public, and that the Ottoman leadership sought the German alliance as the only way out of a web of international threats and domestic insecurities, opting for an escape whose catastrophic consequences for the empire and seismic impact on the Middle East are felt even today.

Buy Ottoman Road to War in 1914 book by Mustafa Aksakal from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521880602
ISBN-10: 0521880602
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Mustafa Aksakal

Ottoman Road to War in 1914 by Mustafa Aksakal Ottoman Road to War in 1914, Paperback (December 2010)

Revisionist account of the Ottoman Empire's fateful decision to enter the First World War in 1914.

» View all books by Mustafa Aksakal

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Ottoman Road to War in 1914 book by Mustafa Aksakal and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Mustafa Aksakal

Mustafa Aksakal is Associate Professor of History and Modern Turkish Studies at Georgetown University.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Mustafa Aksakal close
Ottoman Road to War in 1914 by Mustafa Aksakal
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close