By Mostafa Minawi

The Ottoman Scramble for Africa is the 1st ebook to inform the tale of the Ottoman Empire's expansionist efforts throughout the age of excessive imperialism. Following key representatives of the sultan on their travels throughout Europe, Africa, and Arabia on the shut of the 19th century, it takes the reader from Istanbul to Berlin, from Benghazi to Lake Chad Basin to the Hijaz, after which again to Istanbul. It turns the highlight at the Ottoman Empire's expansionist recommendations in Africa and its more and more weak African and Arabian frontiers.

Drawing on formerly untapped Ottoman archival proof, Mostafa Minawi examines how the Ottoman participation within the convention of Berlin and involvement in an competitive pageant for colonial possessions in Africa have been a part of a self-reimagining of this as soon as robust international empire. In so doing, Minawi redefines the parameters of service provider in late-nineteenth-century colonialism to incorporate the Ottoman Empire and turns the common framework of a ecu colonizer and a non-European colonized on its head. most significantly, Minawi bargains an intensive revision of nineteenth-century heart East heritage through supplying a counternarrative to the "Sick guy of Europe" trope, hard the concept that the Ottomans have been passive observers of the nice eu powers' negotiations over ideas to the so-called jap Question.

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