When the War Came Home: The Ottomans' Great War and the Devastation of an Empire

TitleWhen the War Came Home: The Ottomans' Great War and the Devastation of an Empire
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsAkın, Yiğit
Number of Pages288
PublisherStanford University Press
CityStanford
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The Ottoman Empire was unprepared for the massive conflict of World War I. Lacking the infrastructure and resources necessary to wage a modern war, the empire's statesmen reached beyond the battlefield to sustain their war effort. They placed unprecedented hardships onto the shoulders of the Ottoman people: mass conscription, a state-controlled economy, widespread food shortages, and ethnic cleansing. By war's end, few aspects of Ottoman daily life remained untouched. When the War Came Home reveals the catastrophic impact of this global conflict on ordinary Ottomans.

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