By Mostafa Minawi
The Ottoman Scramble for Africa is the 1st publication to inform the tale of the Ottoman Empire's expansionist efforts through the age of excessive imperialism. Following key representatives of the sultan on their travels throughout Europe, Africa, and Arabia on the shut of the 19th century, it takes the reader from Istanbul to Berlin, from Benghazi to Lake Chad Basin to the Hijaz, after which again to Istanbul. It turns the highlight at the Ottoman Empire's expansionist ideas in Africa and its more and more weak African and Arabian frontiers.
Drawing on formerly untapped Ottoman archival proof, Mostafa Minawi examines how the Ottoman participation within the convention of Berlin and involvement in an competitive festival for colonial possessions in Africa have been a part of a self-reimagining of this as soon as robust worldwide empire. In so doing, Minawi redefines the parameters of company in late-nineteenth-century colonialism to incorporate the Ottoman Empire and turns the common framework of a eu colonizer and a non-European colonized on its head. most significantly, Minawi bargains a thorough revision of nineteenth-century center East background via delivering a counternarrative to the "Sick guy of Europe" trope, demanding the concept the Ottomans have been passive observers of the good eu powers' negotiations over suggestions to the so-called jap Question.