By Candan BademOkan UniversityIstanbul
The Crimean struggle was once a defining occasion in either eu and Ottoman heritage, however it has largely been studied from the Europeans' viewpoint. This examine analyzes the function of the Ottoman Empire within the Crimean battle and the War's effect at the Ottoman kingdom and Ottoman society. in response to hitherto unused Ottoman and Russian resources, it deals new insights into the Crimean War's monetary, social and political implications for the Empire, emphasizing the significance of the Ottomans as either actors and sufferers. as well as interpreting Ottoman and eu public opinion and the diplomatic, financial and political origins of the struggle, The Ottoman Crimean battle (1853-1856) additionally includes a serious assessment of the voluminous current literature at the topic.
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The British assault on Mocha that year aroused the suspicions of the sultan’s government. The attack on what they saw as the back door to the holiest shrines of Islam was interpreted as part of a British design on Yemen as a whole, particularly after their political agent extracted a treaty from the imam of SDQµ¶ that was seen as an attempt to legitimize their presence at Mocha without reference to Ottoman sovereign rights over the region. During the next decade Britain sought to consolidate its hold on this corner of ArabiaE\VWDELOL]LQJWKH7LKPDK and immediate hinterland.
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