In a two-volume work, Feroz Ahmad focuses on a crucial period of Turkish modernisation; from Young Turks to the Turkish Republic and the relationship between the Committee of Union and Progress and Modern Turkey. He traces the works of generations of reformers; engineers of a new social structure, as well as events that shaped the modernisation path. These articles especially deal with the period since the 1908 revolution, examining the process by which the new Turkey was formed. Ahmad also underlines the crises of legitimacy that characterized much of the period.

This first volume deals with the “ideas” of modernisation which spans the period of Young Turk Revolution to Kemalist Movement.

It also elaborates various subjects such as unionist relations with minorities, the social and economic policy of the Young Turks and the political economy of Kemalism. The second volume contains articles on the development of working-class consciousness in the late Ottoman Empire and the Ottoman perception of the capitulations.

Preface

Credits

The Young Turk Revolution

Vanguard of a Nascent Bourgeosie: The Social and Economic Policy of the Young Turks 1908-1918

The Agrarian Policy of the Young Turks 1908-1918

Unionist Relations With the Greek, Armenian, and Jewish Communities of the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1914

The Unionists and the Ottoman Greek Community

The Unionists and the Armenian Community

The Unionists and the Jewish Community

Great Britain’s Relations with the Young Turks, 1908-1914

The Search for Ideology in Kemalist Turkey, 1919-1939

The Political Economy of Kemalism

The Times (London) and the Kemalist Revolution, 1930-1939

War and Society Under the Young Turks, 1908-1918

The Kemalist Movement and India

Index

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Feroz Ahmad

Feroz Ahmad 1938’de Delhi’de dünyaya geldi. Delhi University St. Stephen College’da Hindistan Tarihi eğitimi aldıktan sonra University of London’da SOAS’ta Ortadoğu tarihi çalıştı. 1966’da yazdığı The Committee of Union and Progress in Turkish Politics, 1908-1913 teziyle University of London’da doktora derecesini elde etti.1966-1967’de Columbia University School of International Affairs’te ders verdi ve 1967’de University of Massachusetts Tarih Bölümü’nde ders vermeye başladı. 2002’de University Research Professor ünvanıyla emekli oldu. Daha sonra Tufts University Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies’te konuk öğretim üyesi ve Fletcher School’da Diplomatik Tarih konuk profesörü olarak görev yaptı. 2005’ten itibaren Yeditepe Üniversitesi Uluslararası İlişkiler ve Siyaset Bilimi Bölüm Başkanlığı görevini yürütmekte olan Ahmad’in Osmanlı’nın son dönemi ve modern Türkiye üzerine Türkçe’ye de çevrilen bazı eserleri şunlardır: İttihat ve Terakki (İstanbul, 1971,1984,1986,1994); Türkiye’de Çok Partili Rejimin Açıklamalı Kronolojisi (Bilgi Yayınevi, Ankara, 1976, Bedia Ahmad ile birlikte); Demokrasi Sürecinde Türkiye (Hil Yayınları, İstanbul, 1994) ve Modern Türkiye’nin Oluşumu (Sarmal Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1995),(gözden geçirilmiş baskısıyla: Kaynak Yayınlar, İstanbul,1995). Bunların yanı sıra Türkçe’ye çevrilen bazı makaleleri İttihatçılıktan Kemalizme (Kaynak Yayınları, İstanbul, 1985) derlemesinde yer almıştır.