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The Berlin-Baghdad Express

The Ottoman Empire and Germany’s Bid for World Power

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674064324

Publication Date: 05/07/2012


496 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

29 halftones, 6 maps

Belknap Press

United States and its dependencies only

  • List of Maps
  • List of Abbreviations
  • A Note on Names and Translations
  • Prologue: The View from Haydarpasha
  • I. The Vision
    • 1. The Kaiser, the Baron and the Dragoman
    • 2. Berlin to Baghdad
    • 3. Young Turks and Old Caliphs
  • II. The Prophet Armed
    • 4. A Gift from Mars: German Holy War Fever
    • 5. The War for the Porte
    • 6. The First Global Jihad: Death to Infidels Everywhere! (Unless they be Germans, Austrians, Hungarians, Americans or—possibly—Italians)
  • III. Adventures in German Jihad
    • 7. Parting the Red Sea
    • 8. An Austrian in Arabia
    • 9. Showdown at the Suez Canal
    • 10. Gallipoli: From Disaster to Triumph
    • 11. The Blood of the Prophet
    • 12. The Shia Stratagem
    • 13. To the Gates of India
  • IV. Boomerang
    • 14. Trouble on the Baghdad Railway
    • 15. The Reluctant Mahdi
    • 16. Iranian Implosion
    • 17. Betrayal in Mecca
    • 18. The Holy War Devours its Children
    • 19. Consolation Prize? The Race for Baku
  • Epilogue: The Strange Death of German Zionism and the Nazi–Muslim Connection
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgements
  • Index

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