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Arabs and younger Turks offers a close learn of Arab politics within the past due Ottoman Empire as seen from the imperial capital in Istanbul. In an analytical narrative of the younger Turk interval (1908-1918) historian Hasan Kayali discusses Arab issues at the one hand and the guidelines of the Ottoman govt towards the Arabs at the different. Kayali's novel use of records from the Ottoman records, in addition to Arabic resources and Western and critical eu files, allows him to reconsider traditional knowledge in this advanced topic and to provide an unique appraisal of proto-nationalist ideologies because the longest-living heart jap dynasty headed for cave in. He demonstrates the patience and resilience of the supranational ideology of Islamism which overshadowed Arab and Turkish ethnic nationalism during this an important transition interval. Kayali's learn reaches again to the 19th century and highlights either continuity and alter in Arab-Turkish family members from the reign of Abdulhamid II to the constitutional interval ushered in via the revolution of 1908.

Arabs and younger Turks is vital for an figuring out of up to date concerns similar to Islamist politics and the continued crises of nationalism within the heart East.

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Its indirect but unremitting interference in the political process introduced a problem of legitimacy. Its policy of availing of the skills and experience of certain statesmen of the old regime by keeping them under surveillance conflicted with its denunciation of all association with the Hamidian era. In Đstanbul the CUP failed to displace the old bureaucratic elite. In the provinces it did not succeed in breaking the political power of conservative notables. Centralization continued to be dependent on co-optation, although the exchange mechanisms shifted from the personal framework to a bureaucratic and increasingly partisan one.

The Committee showed its determination to exercise its controlling influence over the Palace and the Porte when it orchestrated the downfall of Said Pasha, the first grand vizier of the new era, a mere two weeks after his appointment to the post by Abdülhamid. He was replaced by Kamil Pasha, who, like Said, had served as grand vizier under Abdülhamid before. ”[8] Kamil Pasha served approximately six months before he became involved in bitter conflict with the CUP and resigned. He was replaced by another “Old Turk,” Hüseyin Hilmi Pasha, a diplomat and administrator well known to the Unionists as the former inspector-general of Rumelia.

See also A. B. Kuran, Jön Türkler, 24. Caesar Farah, “Censorship and Freedom of Expression in Syria and Egypt,” in Nationalism in a Non-National State, ed. William Haddad and William Ochsenwald (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1977), 161. Tarazi, 2:264. Farah, 161; Zirikli, 6:115. Tarazi, 2:250–53; Hourani, Arabic Thought, 269. For a retrospective accusation of these intellectuals, who explicitly or implicitly upheld Arab-Islamic ideas, for having exploited national feeling to further their personal interests, see Muhammad Jamil Bayhum, Qawafil al-‘urubba wa mawakibuha khilal al-‘usur (Beirut: Matba‘a Kashaf, 1950), (pt.

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