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Author Kieser, Hans-Lukas, author

Title Talaat Pasha : father of modern Turkey, architect of genocide / Hans-Lukas Kiesler
Published Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2018]
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Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Prologue; 1 Istanbul, 1915: A Revolutionist Heading an Empire; Married with a Cause; "On first impression, this is a lucid mind" (April 1915); Fraught but in Top Form: Toward a Communion in Crime; Relying on Germany; "The people are the garden, we are its gardener"; "Revolutionist Statesmanship," Imperially Biased: A Prototype; Bridging a Post-Ottoman Century; 2 Patriotic Rebellion and Networking against Sultan Abdulhamid II; From Edirne in European Turkey, 1870s; Exiled to Salonica; Conspiratory Organization in Salonica and Beyond
Embracing War, Concentrating Power: Toward Talaat's Dictatorial RuleDepressed by Defeat, Galvanized by Gallipoli; Exploit: "The Armenian Question no longer exists"; Mirroring and Managing Anti-Christian Forces in the East; Leading Assimilation, Plunder, Extermination, Nation Building; Victor, Noah, National Father: A Wide-Ranging Radiance; Talaat, Palestine, and Zionism; 6 Triumph and Fall, Lies and Resilience (1917-21 and After); Grand Vizier Talaat Pasha's "New Turkey"; Defiant Revolutionists, Troubled Wilhelminians; Faltering British Rule: A Matrix for Defiance
Imperialisms Face Utopia, Dystopia: Sykes-Picot, Balfour, Brest-LitovskFrom a Summer in Denial in Istanbul to Truth in Berlin-and Resignation; German Asylum: Keeping on the Struggle; Antiliberal International of Revolutionists; Death-and Afterlife-in Germany and Turkey; Talaat's Long, Strong Shadow; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Talaat's Lead on the Road to the 1908 RevolutionUnder the Shadow of Dr. Nâzım and Dr. Bahaeddin Şakir; 3 A Komiteci and the Challenge of Parliamentarism (1908-11); The Ottoman Spring; Against Counterrevolution: Empowering the Central Committee; From Hidden to Semipublic Politics: Talaat as a Minister; Sobered, Disturbed, Depressed: A Crisis for Talaat and the Ottoman Future; A New Friend: Ziya Gökalp, Prophet of Messianist Turkism; 4 Alignment toward War and Dictatorial CUP Power (1911-14); CUP's Crises, Fall, and Radical Recalibration
War-Prone, Revanchist, High-Risk: Talaat Retrieves the CUP from Its NadirPutsch, January 1913; Revolutionists at the Reins of the Empire; Edirne 1913: The Baptism of Committee Rule; Truth Test: Challenged by the Armenian Question; Negotiating Reforms Backed by Europe; Strange Spring, 1914: Reform and Peace or War and Cataclysm?; Rûm Removal: A Cataclysmic Success; 5 Total-War Gamble, Domestic Demolition, Biased Nation Building; European War: "End and Revenge" of the Eastern Question?; For Turan's Sake, by German Will: Attack instead of Reform; Polarizing and Reframing the East
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Talât Paşa, 1874-1921.
Genocide -- Turkey -- 20th century.
Statesmen -- Turkey -- Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Atrocities -- Turkey.
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 1878-1909.
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 1909-1918.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400889634 (electronic bk.)
9781400889631 (electronic bk.)