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.
The First volume deals with the “ideas” of modernisation which spans the period of Young Turk Revolution to Kemalist Movement. That volume 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.
This second volume contains articles on the development of working-class consciousness in the late Ottoman Empire and the Ottoman perception of the capitulations.
The State and Intervention in Turkey
Ottoman Perceptions of the Capitulations 1800-1914
The Late Ottoman Empire
Trotsky’s Writings on the Ottoman State, the 1908 Revolution and the Balkan Wars 1912-13: A Review Article
Postage Stamps, Politics and Ideology in the Late Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Armed Neutrality and Intervention August - November 1914
The Abrogation of the Capitulations
Establishment of a Sovereign State
The Road to War
The Special Relationship: The Committee of Union and Progress and the Ottoman Jewish Political Elite, 1908-1918
Young Turk-Armenian Relations During the Second Constitutional Period, 1908-1914
The Development of Working-Class Consciousness in Turkey
The Progressive Republican Party, 1924-1925
Towards the Establishment of the PRP
PRP in Opposition
The Historical Background of Turkey’s Foreign Policy
Kemalist Policy in the Age of Appeasement
Politics and Islam in Modern Turkey