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The Resource The Ottoman scramble for Africa : empire and diplomacy in the Sahara and the Hijaz, Mostafa Minawi

The Ottoman scramble for Africa : empire and diplomacy in the Sahara and the Hijaz, Mostafa Minawi

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The Ottoman scramble for Africa : empire and diplomacy in the Sahara and the Hijaz
Title
The Ottoman scramble for Africa
Title remainder
empire and diplomacy in the Sahara and the Hijaz
Statement of responsibility
Mostafa Minawi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Ottoman Scramble for Africa is the first book to tell the story of the Ottoman Empire's expansionist efforts during the age of high imperialism. Following key representatives of the sultan on their travels across Europe, Africa, and Arabia at the close of the nineteenth century, it takes the reader from Istanbul to Berlin, from Benghazi to Lake Chad Basin to the Hijaz, and then back to Istanbul. It turns the spotlight on the Ottoman Empire's expansionist strategies in Africa and its increasingly vulnerable African and Arabian frontiers. Drawing on previously untapped Ottoman archival evidence, Mostafa Minawi examines how the Ottoman participation in the Conference of Berlin and involvement in an aggressive competition for colonial possessions in Africa were part of a self-reimagining of this once powerful global empire. In so doing, Minawi redefines the parameters of agency in late-nineteenth-century colonialism to include the Ottoman Empire and turns the typical framework of a European colonizer and a non-European colonized on its head. Most importantly, Minawi offers a radical revision of nineteenth-century Middle East history by providing a counternarrative to the "Sick Man of Europe" trope, challenging the idea that the Ottomans were passive observers of the great European powers' negotiations over solutions to the so-called Eastern Question. --
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1974-
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Minawi, Mostafa
Dewey number
327.56009034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Berlin West Africa Conference
  • Imperialism
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Hejaz (Saudi Arabia)
Label
The Ottoman scramble for Africa : empire and diplomacy in the Sahara and the Hijaz, Mostafa Minawi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-209) 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
Contents
Introduction : old empire, new empire -- Ottoman Libya, the eastern Sahara, and the central African kingdoms -- The legal production of Ottoman colonial Africa -- The diplomatic fight for Ottoman Africa -- Resistance and fortification, 1894-1899 -- Transimperial strategies for an intercontinental empire -- The local meets the global on an imperial frontier -- Conclusion : the blinding teleology of failure
Control code
ocn932386005
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780804799270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)932386005
Label
The Ottoman scramble for Africa : empire and diplomacy in the Sahara and the Hijaz, Mostafa Minawi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-209) 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
Contents
Introduction : old empire, new empire -- Ottoman Libya, the eastern Sahara, and the central African kingdoms -- The legal production of Ottoman colonial Africa -- The diplomatic fight for Ottoman Africa -- Resistance and fortification, 1894-1899 -- Transimperial strategies for an intercontinental empire -- The local meets the global on an imperial frontier -- Conclusion : the blinding teleology of failure
Control code
ocn932386005
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780804799270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)932386005

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