Kundenrezensionen


1 Rezension
5 Sterne:    (0)
4 Sterne:    (0)
3 Sterne:    (0)
2 Sterne:
 (1)
1 Sterne:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung
Sagen Sie Ihre Meinung zu diesem Artikel
Eigene Rezension erstellen
 
 
Hilfreichste Bewertungen zuerst | Neueste Bewertungen zuerst

2.0 von 5 Sternen Well told, but shallow, 19. September 2012
Verifizierter Kauf(Was ist das?)
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Shadow of the Sultan's Realm: The Destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Daniel Allen Butler's `Shadow of the Sultan's Real' traces the downfall of the Ottoman Empire during the period from 1908 (coup of the Young Turks) to 1923 (Treaty of Lausanne). The swift and elegant narrative takes the reader from the first Balkan war (1912/1913) to the coup of Ismail Enver (Pasha) to the various battlefronts of the Great War (Sarikamish, Suez Canal, the heroic defence of Gallipoli organized by Mustafa Kemal (Pasha), Kut, Jerusalem and Damascus). It elaborates on German influence (Otto Liman von Sanders, Baron Hans von Wangenheim, General Kress von Kressenstein etc.) and intrigues causing Turkey to enter the war on the side of the Central Powers and the obvious reasons for its ultimate failure. It concludes with Mustafa Kemal (Pasha) reuniting the country, defending it from the Greek invasion and the abdication of the last of the Ottoman sultans, Mehmet VI.

There are a few things which I would dare criticize in this book: the author's frequently used slightly condescending remarks regarding several politicians and military officers (which may be justified in general but ought to be well argued before doing so), the rather annoying wrong spelling and grammar when using German words, the use of the English version of Turkish names and the (too) short and insufficiently argued chapter on the massacre on Armenians.
Helfen Sie anderen Kunden bei der Suche nach den hilfreichsten Rezensionen 
War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich? Ja Nein


Hilfreichste Bewertungen zuerst | Neueste Bewertungen zuerst

Dieses Produkt

Shadow of the Sultan's Realm: The Destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
EUR 24,26
Auf Lager.
In den Einkaufswagen Auf meinen Wunschzettel
Nur in den Rezensionen zu diesem Produkt suchen