Ottomans, Turks and the Balkans: Empire Lost, Relations Altered

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The loss of the Balkans was not merely a physical but also a psychological disaster for the Ottoman Empire. In this frank assessment, Ebru Boyar charts the creation of modern Turkish self-perception during the transition from the late Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic. The Balkans played a key role in identity construction during this period; humiliated by defeat, the Ottomans were stung by what they saw as a betrayal and ingratitude of the peoples of the region to whom they had brought peace and order for centuries ...

Ottomans, Turks and the Balkans: Empire Lost, Relations Altered 2007, I. B. Tauris & Company

ISBN-13: 9781845113513

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