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.

Preface

Credits

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

Introduction

Towards the Establishment of the PRP

PRP in Opposition

Conclusion

The Historical Background of Turkey’s Foreign Policy

Kemalist Policy in the Age of Appeasement

Politics and Islam in Modern Turkey

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.