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Tanzimat, Ottomanism, and Wars with Russia

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Tanzimat, Ottomanism, and Wars with Russia


Sultan Mahmud II and subsequent Ottoman leaders in the 19th Century began a process of attempted modernization with the Tanzimat Reforms, hoping to bring the Ottoman Empire into the light of modern civilization, especially with the political philosophy of Ottomanism. Come discover the Ottoman Empire's attempt to rejoin Europe as one of the most advanced regions of the world and how sorely it was crushed by the devastating defeat in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878.


Tonight's presenter will be our friend Richard Sassoon.

This event is hosted by our friend Zak, and is cross-posted on his "History Mostly Ancient Discussions In Any Language" Meetup group.

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