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History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey. Vol. II: Reform, Revolution and Republic: The Rise of Modern Turkey, 1808-1975
History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey. Vol. II: Reform, Revolution and Republic: The Rise of Modern Turkey, 1808-1975
By Stanford J. Shaw and Ezel Kural Shaw
Cambridge University Press, 1977, 518 pp

The second volume of a monumental history of the Ottoman Empire. The authors use a wealth of hitherto buried material from the archives in Istanbul where Stanford Shaw has been a pioneer scholar. The book is at its best in covering the 19th century, as the republican period gets but a short conventional summary.