A Muslim Dualism? Inter-Imperial History and Austria-Hungary in Ottoman Thought, 1867-1921

Journal Article (Review;Journal)

Historians often look for genealogies of nationalism in Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman imperial history. In this article, I use an inter-imperial framework to argue that the formative period of contemporary Eastern Mediterranean-European regionalism was the last five decades of these two empires. The diplomatic, economic and cultural relations between the two middle powers compose an alternative history to national narratives. I show that dualism ('independence' within empire) was an attractive imperial reform model for Ottoman Muslim intellectuals. I describe first a forgotten Egyptian-Ottoman dualist vision, and then I analyse the more well-known Arab-Turkish dualist plans up to 1921.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mestyan, A

Published Date

  • November 1, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 478 - 496

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-2171

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-7773

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/S0960777321000291

Citation Source

  • Scopus