A general overview of the last Ottoman years of what became the modern Middle East and the genesis of its crises.
First time memoirs of various Turkish actors – Ottoman military and civilian officials, eminent intellectuals of the Ottoman and the Republican eras including a woman, which gives a gender dimension – reflecting the twilight of the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East in English.
New perspectives on controversial figures such as Jamal Pacha and Khalide Edib
Annotation and cross referencing with the recent publications on the Great War in the Middle East.
Unique insight into mind set of rulers and ruled.
A contribution to the whole idea of collective memory in the region.