First it deals with the Italian invasion of Libya in 1911 and the military conflict that ensued until October 1912. Then it moves onto the Balkan scene where the Ottomans were involved in war with Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, and Serbia. This conflict lasted between 1912 and 1913, and was followed in 1914 by Turkey’s involvement in the First World War. All fronts: western (Gallipoli), eastern (Caucasus), and southern (the Arab) are looked at in equal measure. The book ends with the longest chapter devoted to the War of Independence (1919-1922).
Like other works in the series, this is the first that looks at this subject in a European language.
Also like the other works it includes many maps and pictures.
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About the Author
Dr Salah Eddine Al-Djazairi lectured and researched at the University of Constantine in Algeria for more than ten years. He also tutored at the Department of Geography of the University of Manchester, and worked as a research assistant at UMIST (Manchester) in the field of History of Science. He has published many academic works. Publications in scientific journals include papers on environmental degradation and desertification as well as papers on politics and change in North Africa, and problems of economic and social development. He has also contributed historical entries to various encyclopaedias such as the Columbia Gazetteer, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Francophone Studies, and the Oxford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Science and Technology in Islam. The largest written contribution by the author has been on the subject of Muslim science and civilisation.
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