A clear and concise guide to the Eastern Question - the problem facing the European states of how to react to the decline of the Ottoman Empire. A L MacFie's study shows how the question was a major factor in shaping the policies of all the major powers from the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-74 down to the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923.
Table of Contents
Part One:Introduction. 1. The Eastern Question. 2. The Ottoman Empire and the Great Powers in the Eighteenth Century. Part Two Analysis. 3. The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 1792 - 1815. 4. The Greek War of Independence. 5. Mehmet Ali and the Egyptian Question 1832 - 41. 6. The Crimean War 1853 - 56. 7.The Eastern Crisis 1875 - 78. 8.The Eastern Question 1878 - 1914. 9. The First World War 1914 - 18. 10. The Peace Settlement 1918 - 23. Part Three: Assessment. 11. The Great Powers and the Ottoman Empire. 12. The Aftermath. Part Four: Documents. Bibliography. Index.