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World History and Cultural Events Book Group — In-person meeting

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Plaut Room

All are welcome to join the World History and Cultural Events Book Group.  This month the group will discuss The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire by Alan Palmer.  Like Charles II, the sick man of Europe was ‘an unconscionable time dying.’ Time and time again from the seventeenth century observers predicted the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, yet it outlived all its rivals. As late as 1910 it straddled three continents. Unlike the Romanovs, Hohenzollerns or Habsburgs, the House of Osman was still recognized as an imperial dynasty during the peacemaking which followed the First World War. This book offers a fascinating overview of the Ottoman Empire’s decline from the failure to take Vienna in 1683 to the abolition of the Sultanate in 1922 by Mustafa Kemal, after a revolutionary upsurge of Turkish national pride. It deals with constantly recurring problems: competing secular and religious authority; acceptance or rejection of Western ideas; greedy neighbors; population movements; and the strength or weakness of successive Sultans.

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This will be an in-person event in the Plaut Room.

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Date:
June 8
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Plaut Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003