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The Resource The Hejaz Railway and the Ottoman Empire : modernity, industrialisation and Ottoman decline, Murat Özyüksel ; translated from Turkish by Sezin Tekin

The Hejaz Railway and the Ottoman Empire : modernity, industrialisation and Ottoman decline, Murat Özyüksel ; translated from Turkish by Sezin Tekin

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The Hejaz Railway and the Ottoman Empire : modernity, industrialisation and Ottoman decline
Title
The Hejaz Railway and the Ottoman Empire
Title remainder
modernity, industrialisation and Ottoman decline
Statement of responsibility
Murat Özyüksel ; translated from Turkish by Sezin Tekin
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • tur
  • eng
Summary
Railway expansion was symbolic of modernization in the late 19th century, and Britain, Germany and France built railways at enormous speed and reaped great commercial benefits. In the Middle East, railways were no less important and the Ottoman Empire's Hejaz Railway was the first great industrial project of the 20th century. A route running from Damascus to Mecca, it was longer than the line from Berlin to Baghdad and was designed to function as the artery of the Arab world - linking Constantinople to Arabia. Built by German engineers, and instituted by Sultan Abdul Hamid II, the railway was financially crippling for the Ottoman state and the its eventual stoppage 250 miles short of Mecca (the railway ended in Medina) was symbolic of the Ottoman Empire's crumbling economic and diplomatic fortunes. This is the first book in English on the subject, and is essential reading for those interested in Industrial History, Ottoman Studies and the geopolitics of the Middle East before World War I.--
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Özyüksel, Murat
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Library of Ottoman studies
Series volume
39
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  • Hejaz Railway
  • Railroads
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
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The Hejaz Railway and the Ottoman Empire : modernity, industrialisation and Ottoman decline, Murat Özyüksel ; translated from Turkish by Sezin Tekin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-289) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17711940
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
300 pages, 7 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781780763644
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)894101761
Label
The Hejaz Railway and the Ottoman Empire : modernity, industrialisation and Ottoman decline, Murat Özyüksel ; translated from Turkish by Sezin Tekin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17711940
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
300 pages, 7 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781780763644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)894101761

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