The Ottoman background of the modern Middle East by Albert Habib Hourani

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Published by Longmans for the University of Essex in Harlow .

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  • Middle East,
  • Turkey


  • Middle East -- History -- 1517-,
  • Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918

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Other titlesUsus al-ʻUthmānīyah lil-Sharq al-Awsaṭ al-ḥadīth.
Statement[by] Albert Hourani: the third Carreras Arab lecture of the University of Essex, 25 November 1969.
SeriesCarreras Arab lecture,, 1969
LC ClassificationsDS62.4 .H68
The Physical Object
Pagination[4], 20, 26 [2] p.
Number of Pages26
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5011243M
ISBN 10058278011X
LC Control Number76558502

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