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Seminar in Ottoman and Turkish Studies: Rebel, Ruler, Renegade – The Life of Enver Pasha (1881-1922)

Start Date and Time:

Friday, April 7, 2017, 4:00PM

End Date and Time:

Friday, April 7, 2017, 6:00PM


Prof. Michael Reynolds (Princeton University)

Described by the Washington Herald in 1915 as “the most fascinating figure” of World War I, Enver Pasha has long been regarded as one of the most controversial figures of that war and indeed Middle Eastern history. This talk will trace the arc of Enver’s life from his emergence as the hero rebel of the Young Turk Revolution of 1908 through his time as Ottoman Minister of War and triumvir in World War I to his battlefield death as an anti-imperialist renegade in Central Asia. It will argue that understanding Enver’s life is essential to understanding the emergence of the modern Middle East.


  • Departments of History
  • Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
  • Centre for European; Russian and Eurasian Studies


Room 2098, Natalie Zemon Davis Room, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3 view full map




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Black and white image of Enver Pasha in military attire