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Terrorists and Freedom Fighters

By: Sam Vaknin

...o so, the Turks disembowelled him to death and decapitated the writhing rump. The Ottomans granted independence to Bulgaria in the 1878 Treaty of ... ...gn powers in foreign-run and owned schools. Then they set about a typical infandous Ottoman orgy of shredded entrails, gang raped corpses of young g... ...ants. Further confusion awaited. In 1897, following the Crete uprising against the Ottoman rule and in favour of Greek enosis (unification), Turkey... ...posed to these atrocities, the more one is prone to subscribe to the view that the Ottoman Empire - its halting and half hearted efforts at reform ... ...... Resen (Resana). Let it be clear: this author harbours no sympathy towards the Ottoman Empire. The IMRO was fighting for lofty ideals (Balkania... ... June 1903 by disgruntled officers in their own palace and that was the end of one dynasty (the Obrenovic's) and the beginning of another (the Kara...

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Empire and Wars

By: Sam Vaknin

...and odium is hardly surprising, or unprecedented. Empires - Rome, the British, the Ottomans - were always targeted by the disgruntled, the disenfra... ...o rampant mercenaries, erstwhile "allies" turned bitter enemies. At its peak, the Ottoman Empire ruled most of the Balkan, up to the very gates of... ...Africa including Algeria, and most of the Arab Peninsula. It lasted 600 years. The Ottomans invaded Europe while still serving as a proxy army of m... ...des of the twentieth century. Not unlike the Moslem Afghani warriors of 1989, the Ottomans, too, turned on their benefactors and brought on the de... ...mise of Byzantium after 1000 years of uninterrupted existence as a superpower. The Ottomans were named after Osman I, the Oguz (Turkmen) tribal lea... ...tent undermined its consensus. Gradually, it lost its erstwhile allies. The Ilhanid dynasty in Persia refused to back it against its tormentors. By... ...s shudder at the thought of being excluded from Iraq by Saddam and his semipternal dynasty and thus rendered second-tier participants. According ...

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Cyclopedia of Economics

By: Sam Vaknin

...ured well into the twentieth century. It was entrenched in the legal systems of the Ottoman Empire and of Czarist Russia. Elements of feudalism surv... ...ce, or many Native American tribes, and royal families everywhere. In the Ptolemaic dynasty, blood relatives married routinely. Cleopatra’s first h... ...and Russia recognized the East-West divide. The implosion of the four empires - the Ottoman, Habsburg, Hohenzollern and Romanov - following the fir...

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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...ured well into the twentieth century. It was entrenched in the legal systems of the Ottoman Empire and of Czarist Russia. Elements of feudalism surv... ...ce, or many Native American tribes, and royal families everywhere. In the Ptolemaic dynasty, blood relatives married routinely. Cleopatra’s first h... ...and Russia recognized the East-West divide. The implosion of the four empires - the Ottoman, Habsburg, Hohenzollern and Romanov - following the fir...

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Memorials and Other Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

... far otherwise in things political, that no instance can be alleged of any dynasty or system of govern- ment that has endured beyond a century or two ... ...beyond a century or two in the East. Taking India in particular, the Mogul dynasty, established by Baber, the great-grandson of Timour, did not subsis... ...haps the reader will thank us for rehears- ing the main steps by which the Ottoman power had flowed and ebbed. The foundations of this empire were lai... ... early crusades), about the time when Jenghiz had overthrown the Seljukian dynasty. His son Osman first assumed the title of Sultan; and, in 1300, hav... ...inople, put an end to the Roman empire; and before his death he placed the Ottoman power in Europe pretty nearly on that basis to which it had again f... ...George came forward as the asserter of Servian independence, and drove the Ottomans out of that prov- ince. Personally he was not finally successful. ... ...een partially kept alive by the existence of a native militia, to whom the Ottoman government, out of mere necessity, had commit- ted the local defenc... ...ke; next a cannonade announcing the approach of the Pacha; and, lastly, an Ottoman brig of war, which saluted the fort and cast anchor before the town...

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A Start in Life

By: Honoré de Balzac

...is made a prefect; and the prime minister comes down to be a foot-boy. The Ottomans have no system of promotion and no hierarchy. From a cavalry offic... .... In buying a practice without clients, Desroches began, as it were, a new dynasty. This circumstance made a break in the usages relative to the recep... ...the command of the National guard, Oscar Husson, whose devotion to the new dynasty amounted to fanaticism, was appointed major of a regiment sent to A...

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What Is Coming a Forecast of Things after the War

By: H. G. Wells

...e trend of events in Asia Minor, the break- ing up and decapitation of the Ottoman Empire and the Euphrates invasion, points to a great revival of Mes... ... of this that I would say if Germany by some swift convulsion expelled her dynasty and turned herself into a republic, it would be impossible for the ... ...many on every front and to retard her economic and financial recovery. The dynasty will lose prestige gradually, the true story of the war will creep ... ...ort of strong journalists, journalists of the Harden type for example. The dynasty tends to become degenerate, so that the probability of either some ...

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In the Fourth Year Anticipations of a World Peace

By: H. G. Wells

...urs turn their backs with an equal resolution, and that is the fate of the Ottoman Empire. What in plain English are we up to there? Whatever happens,... ...failure in decision, which trails revolution in its wake. He has ended one dynasty al- ready. The British royal family owes it to itself, that he brin...

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The Collection of Antiquities

By: Honoré de Balzac

...ammer-Purgstall, Member of the Aulic Council, Author of the History of the Ottoman Empire. Dear Baron,—Y ou have taken so warm an interest in my long,... ... the outskirts of the kingdom.” Evidently the Marquis doubted the reigning dynasty. Mlle. d’Esgrignon was trying to reassure her brother as to the pro... ...oyal mind so much that his nobility was like to be forgotten. The restored dynasty, moreover, was surrounded by triple ranks of eligible old men and g...

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The Dove in the Eagles Nest

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...fferent. The elective constitution of the empire, the fre- quent change of dynasty, the many disputed successions, had combined to render the sovereig... ...e Christian nations on the 228 The Dove in the Eagle’s Nest skirts of the Ottoman empire might be made our allies, and attack the Turk in his rear. I... ...ade to each of the captives, if they would become Moslems, of entering the Ottoman service as Spahis; but with one voice they had refused, and had the...

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The Count of Monte Cristo Voulume Two

By: Alexandre Dumas

...m 1804 to 1814 was supposed to be devoted to the interests of the Napoleon dynasty, notwithstanding the title of baron which Louis XVIII. had just gra... ...pale brow. He then entered the room. Madame de Villefort was sitting on an ottoman and impatiently turning over the leaves of some newspa- pers and pa...

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Catherine : A Story

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

... of the Egyptian army was stopped—the menaced empire of 19 Burlesques the Ottomans was saved from ruin; the Marchioness of Stokepogis, our ambassador... ...As thus:— “‘Lady Emily was reclining on one of Down and Eider’s voluptuous ottomans, the only couch on which Belgravian beauty now reposes, when Lord ... ...e, and raising their hands to the ceiling, swore eternal fi- delity to the dynasty and to France, and embraced each other affectingly all round. It ne... ...s had little effect upon an apathetic people; and the enemy of the Orleans dynasty, the fashionable young nobles of the Henriquinquiste party, wore gl... ...te monarch; and finally, the original edition, bound heart and soul to the dynasty of July. The poor editor, who had to write all three, complained no...

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Walden, Or Life in the Woods

By: Henry David Thoreau

...ese to become no bet ter than a modern drawing room, with its divans, and ottomans, and sun shades, and a hundred other orien tal things, which we a... ...homage, when you have done reverence to the pros trate Saturn of an older dynasty on stepping over the sill; a cavernous house, wherein you must reac... ... its mounds to peel the stick. Before he had given it the proper shape the dynasty of the Candahars was at an end, and with the point of the stick he ...

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Walden Or, Life in the Woods

By: Henry David Thoreau

...g these to become no better than a modern drawing room, with its divans, and ottomans, and sunshades, and a hun dred other oriental things, which we ... ...our homage, when you have done reverence to the prostrate Saturn of an older dynasty on stepping over the sill; a cavernous house, wherein you must re... ...of its mounds to peel the stick. Before he had given it the proper shape the dynasty of the Candahars was at an end, and with the point of the stick h...

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Theological Essays and Other Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

...f Olym- pian records, knew this, at least, for certain, that more than one dynasty of gods had passed over the golden stage of Olympus, had made their... ...n the Greek lan- guage, on which, as the natural language of the new Greek dynasty in Egypt, the duty of the translation devolved, en- joyed a double ... ...the idea of a translation from the old western Rome, and overthrown by the Ottoman T urks in the year 1453. In the fortunes and main stages of this em...

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The Daisy Chain: Or, Aspirations : A Family Chronicle

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...lora’s dressing- case on the table, and some dresses lying on the sofa and ottoman. Mary ran up to them eagerly, and exclaimed at the beauti- ful shot... ...to sleep through the sermon. To say that Dr. May never slept under the new dynasty would be an over-statement, but slumber certainly prevailed in the ... ...Propagation of the Gospel had been few and far between; but, under the new dynasty, there was a talk of forming an associa- tion, and having a meeting...

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War and Peace

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

...e valet came into the room with his coffee, Pierre was lying asleep on the ottoman with an open book in his hand. He woke up and looked round for a wh... ... is it meant to prove? What? I ask you.” Pierre turned over heavily on the ottoman and opened his mouth, but could not reply. “If you won’t answer, I’... ... continued, raising to heaven his fine eyes shining with emotion, “that my dynasty should cease to reign on the throne of my ancestors, then after exh...

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