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Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires 1908-1918

Reynolds, Professor Michael A.

Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521149169 / ISBN 13: 9780521149167
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Title: Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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2011. 2.12.2011. Paperback. A pioneering study of the causes and consequences of the rivalry and collapse of the great Ottoman and Russian empires. Num Pages: 324 pages, 25 b/w illus. 5 maps. BIC Classification: 1DVU; 1QDT; 3JJC; 3JJF; HBJD; HBJF1; HBLW; HBTQ. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 226 x 153 x 17. Weight in Grams: 572. The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires 1908-1918. 324 pages, 25 b/w illus. 5 maps. A pioneering study of the causes and consequences of the rivalry and collapse of the great Ottoman and Russian empires. Cateogry: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. BIC Classification: 1DVU; 1QDT; 3JJC; 3JJF; HBJD; HBJF1; HBLW; HBTQ. Dimension: 226 x 153 x 17. Weight: 546. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780521149167

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Synopsis: The break-up of the Ottoman empire and the disintegration of the Russian empire were watershed events in modern history. The unravelling of these empires was both cause and consequence of World War I and resulted in the deaths of millions. It irrevocably changed the landscape of the Middle East and Eurasia and reverberates to this day in conflicts throughout the Caucasus and Middle East. Shattering Empires draws on extensive research in the Ottoman and Russian archives to tell the story of the rivalry and collapse of two great empires. Overturning accounts that portray their clash as one of conflicting nationalisms, this pioneering study argues that geopolitical competition and the emergence of a new global interstate order provide the key to understanding the course of history in the Ottoman-Russian borderlands in the twentieth century. It will appeal to those interested in Middle Eastern, Russian, and Eurasian history, international relations, ethnic conflict, and World War I.

Book Description: The fall of the Ottoman and Russian empires irrevocably changed the landscape of the Middle East and Eurasia. Drawing on extensive archival research, Shattering Empires overturns accounts that attribute their demise to conflicting nationalisms, proposing instead the significance of geopolitical competition and the emergence of a new global inter-state order.

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