Finally I managed to do something on Ottoman History… the guilt on my shoulders becomes lighter after listening to the conference of François Georgeon at l’École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, my roomy Nil’s school here in Paris.
Une Révolution Oubliée: La Révolution de 1908 dans L’empire Ottoman
Directeur de recherche émérite au CNRS (CETOBAC, EHESS)
Monsieur Georgeon was pretty cool and his french was amazingly clear and easy to follow, which makes things even better for me. His speech was quite generic , addressing to the French audience. He gave a brief introduction to the 1908 revolution and its relation to the ideals of the French Revolution. The concepts of Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité became the motto of the Ottoman revolution and “Justice” was also included to the Ottoman manifestations.
Well, the conference was closed with the question: ”Was Kemal Ataturk a Jewish convert?” :)