Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours
Last Christmas Delivery Dates
Free UK Standard Delivery on orders £20 and over Order in time for Christmas 18th December 2nd Class | 19th December 1st Class Free Click & Collect to shops From 2 hours of your order*
The Hejaz Railway and the Ottoman Empire: Modernity, Industrialisation and Ottoman Decline - Library of Ottoman Studies v. 39 (Hardback)
  • The Hejaz Railway and the Ottoman Empire: Modernity, Industrialisation and Ottoman Decline - Library of Ottoman Studies v. 39 (Hardback)
zoom

The Hejaz Railway and the Ottoman Empire: Modernity, Industrialisation and Ottoman Decline - Library of Ottoman Studies v. 39 (Hardback)

(author)
£85.00
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 30/08/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Railway expansion was symbolic of modernization in the late 19th century, and Britain, Germany and France built railways at enormous speed and reaped great commercial benefits. In the Middle East, railways were no less important and the Ottoman Empire's Hejaz Railway was the first great industrial project of the 20th century. A route running from Damascus to Mecca, it was longer than the line from Berlin to Baghdad and was designed to function as the artery of the Arab world - linking Constantinople to Arabia. Built by German engineers, and instituted by Sultan Abdul Hamid II, the railway was financially crippling for the Ottoman state and the its eventual stoppage 250 miles short of Mecca (the railway ended in Medina) was symbolic of the Ottoman Empire's crumbling economic and diplomatic fortunes. This is the first book in English on the subject, and is essential reading for those interested in Industrial History, Ottoman Studies and the geopolitics of the Middle East before World War I.

Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
ISBN: 9781780763644
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 216 x 134 x 30 mm

You may also be interested in...

A History of the Middle East
Added to basket
The Great War for Civilisation
Added to basket
Lawrence in Arabia
Added to basket
Revolutionary Iran
Added to basket
Babylon
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
The Tragedy of the Templars
Added to basket
Palestine
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Middle East
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The One That Got Away
Added to basket
Iran: Empire of the Mind
Added to basket
Six Days
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Lords Of The Horizons
Added to basket
Inside the Kingdom
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The First Crusade
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.