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War and Nationalism presents thorough up-to-date scholarship on the often misunderstood and neglected Balkan Wars of 1912 to 1913, which contributed to the outbreak of World War I. The essays contain critical inquiries into the diverse and interconnected processes of social, economic, and political exchange that escalated into conflict. The wars represented a pivotal moment that had a long-lasting impact on the regional state system and fundamentally transformed the beleaguered Ottoman Empire in the process.

This interdisciplinary volume stands as a critique of the standard discourse regarding the Balkan Wars and effectively questions many of the assumptions of prevailing modern nation-state histories, which have long privileged the ethno-religious dimensions present in the Balkans. The authors go to great lengths in demonstrating the fluidity of social, geographical, and cultural boundaries before 1912 and call into question the “nationalist watershed” notion that was artificially imposed by manipulative historiography and political machinations following the end of fighting in 1913.

War and Nationalism
will be of interest to scholars looking to enrich their own understanding of an overshadowed historical event and will serve as a valuable contribution to courses on Ottoman and European history.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Illustrations
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  1. Maps and Tables
  2. p. xii
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  1. A Note on Transliteration
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Foreword: Lessons Learned from the Balkan Wars
  2. Edward J. Erickson
  3. pp. xv-xxii
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  1. Preface: The Rise of Balkan Nationalism within the Triangle of the Ottoman, Austrian, and Russian Empires, 1800–1878
  2. Peter von Sivers
  3. pp. xxiii-xxxviii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xxxix-xl
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  1. Introduction: Lasting Consequences of the Balkan Wars (1912–1913)
  2. Isa Blumi and M. Hakan Yavuz
  3. pp. 1-28
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  1. Part I: The Origins of the Balkan Wars
  2. pp. 29-30
  1. 1) Warfare and Nationalism: The Balkan Wars as a Catalyst for Homogenization
  2. M. Hakan Yavuz
  3. pp. 31-84
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  1. 2) Bulgaria and the Origins of the Balkan Wars, 1912–1913
  2. Richard C. Hall
  3. pp. 85-99
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  1. 3) The Young Turk Policy in Macedonia: Cause of the Balkan Wars?
  2. Mehmet Hacısalihoğlu
  3. pp. 100-131
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  1. 4) Rebels with a Cause: Armenian-Macedonian Relations and Their Bulgarian Connection, 1895–1913
  2. Garabet K. Moumdjian
  3. pp. 132-175
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  1. 5) The Origins of the Balkan Wars: A Reinterpretation
  2. Gül Tokay
  3. pp. 176-196
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  1. 6) A Micro-Historical Experience in the Late Ottoman Balkans: The Case of Austria-Hungary in Sanjak Novi Pazar (1879–1908)
  2. Tamara Scheer
  3. pp. 197-229
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  1. 7) The Balkan Wars in the Italian Perspective
  2. Francesco Caccamo
  3. pp. 230-248
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  1. Part II: War as Experience and the Persecution of Change
  2. pp. 249-250
  1. 8) Armies Defeated before They Took the Field?: The Ottoman Mobilization of October 1912
  2. Feroze Yasamee
  3. pp. 251-271
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  1. 9) Epidemic Diseases on the Thracian Front of the Ottoman Empire during the Balkan Wars
  2. Oya Dağlar Macar
  3. pp. 272-297
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  1. 10) Fighting on Two Fronts: The Balkan Wars and the Struggle for Women’s Rights in Ottoman Turkey
  2. Serpil Atamaz
  3. pp. 298-315
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  1. 11) Pomak Christianization (Pokrastvane) in Bulgaria during the Balkan Wars of 1912–1913
  2. Fatme Myuhtar-May
  3. pp. 316-360
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  1. 12) Bulgaria’s Policy toward Muslims during the Balkan Wars
  2. Neriman Ersoy-Hacısalihoğlu
  3. pp. 361-370
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  1. 13) The Aggressiveness of Bosnian and Herzegovinian Serbs in the Public Discourse during the Balkan Wars
  2. Amir Duranović
  3. pp. 371-398
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  1. 14) Paramilitaries in the Balkan Wars: The Case of Macedonian Adrianople Volunteers
  2. Tetsuya Sahara
  3. pp. 399-420
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  1. Part III: Assessing Local, Regional, andInternational Reactions to the War
  2. pp. 421-422
  1. 15) Between Cross and Crescent: British Diplomacy and Press Opinion toward the Ottoman Empire in Resolving the Balkan Wars, 1912–1913
  2. Pamela J. Dorn Sezgin
  3. pp. 423-473
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  1. 16) Perceiving the Balkan Wars: Western and Ottoman Commentaries on the 1914 Carnegie Endowment’s Balkan Wars Inquiry
  2. Patrick J. Adamiak
  3. pp. 474-495
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  1. 17) Whose Is the House of Greatest Disorder?: Civilization and Savagery on the Early Twentieth-Century Eastern European and North American Frontiers
  2. Jonathan Schmitt
  3. pp. 496-527
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  1. 18) Impacts of the Balkan Wars: The Uncharted Paths from Empire to Nation-State
  2. pp. 528-557
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  1. 19) Ottoman Disintegration in the Balkans and Its Repercussions
  2. Sevtap Demirci
  3. pp. 558-570
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  1. 20) “And the Awakening Came in the Wake of the Balkan War”: The Changing Conceptualization of the Body in Late Ottoman Society
  2. Melis Hafez
  3. pp. 571-593
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  1. 21) Making Sense of the Defeat in the Balkan Wars: Voices from the Arab Provinces
  2. Eyal Ginio
  3. pp. 594-618
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  1. Part IV: The Republic of Turkey and Republican Introspection
  2. pp. 619-620
  1. 22) The Balkans, War, and Migration
  2. Nedim İpek
  3. pp. 621-664
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  1. 23) The Balkan Wars and the Refugee Leadership of the Early Turkish Republic
  2. Erik Jan Zürcher
  3. pp. 665-678
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  1. 24) The Traumatic Legacy of the Balkan Wars for Turkish Intellectuals
  2. Funda Selçuk Şirin
  3. pp. 679-703
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  1. 25) The Loss of the Lost: The Effects of the Balkan Wars on the Construction of Modern Turkish Nationalism
  2. Mehmet Arısan
  3. pp. 704-726
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  1. 26) What Did the Albanians Do?: Postwar Disputes on Albanian Attitudes
  2. Çağdaş Sümer
  3. pp. 727-738
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  1. 27) The Legacy and Impacts of the Defeat in the Balkan Wars of 1912–1913 on the Psychological Makeup of the Turkish Officer Corps
  2. Doğan Akyaz
  3. pp. 739-768
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  1. 28) The Influence of the Balkan Wars on the Two Military Officers Who Would Have the Greatest Impact on the Fortunes of the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey
  2. Preston Hughes
  3. pp. 769-776
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  1. 29) More History Than They Can Consume?: Perception of the Balkan Wars in Turkish Republican Textbooks (1932–2007)
  2. Nazan Çiçek
  3. pp. 777-804
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  1. Chronology of the Balkan Wars
  2. pp. 805-808
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 809-852
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 853-854
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  1. Utah Series in Middle East Studies
  2. pp. 855-856
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 857-885
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781607812418
Related ISBN(s)
9781607812401
MARC Record
OCLC
861212451
Pages
900
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No

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