Mostafa Minawi on Arab-Ottoman imperialists at the end of empire

January 17, 2023

Turkey Book Talk #185Mostafa Minawi, associate professor of history at Cornell University, on “Losing Istanbul: Arab-Ottoman Imperialists and the End of Empire” (Stanford University Press). 

Drawing on archival records, newspaper articles, travelogues, personal letters, diaries, photos and interviews, the book follows the rise and fall of a generation of Arab-origin figures who flourished in the Ottoman capital at the end of the 19th century and start of the 20th century.

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Also check out Mostafa’s previous appearance on the podcast in January 2021, discussing “The Ottoman Scramble for Africa: Empire and Diplomacy in the Sahara and the Hijaz” (Stanford University Press).

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