Ottoman Foreign Policy: The Bosnian Annexation Crisis, 1908-1909

Providing a new perspective on World War I, this book sets out Ottoman policy-making during the international crisis of 1908 and 1909. The importance of this international crisis, which erupted with Austria-Hungary's decision to annex the Ottoman provinces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Bulgaria's corresponding declaration of independence, is evident in European diplomatic history. The book deals with Ottoman policy towards Austria-Hungary, the declaration of independence by Bulgaria, and the Ottoman reaction. Based on primary sources from the Ottoman archives this book is a significant contribution to European diplomatic history.