[A QUITTANCE AFTER AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY CRISIS BETWEEN THE BRITISH AND OTTOMAN EMPIRES] Tabsira-i Âkif Pasa. [i.e. Perception of Akif Pasha].
ÂKIF PASHA, (1787-1845).
Matbaa-i Ebüzziya., [AH 1309] = 1901 AD - Istanbul.
Modern cloth bdg. Cr. 8vo. (19 x 13 cm). In Ottoman script. 56 p. Tabsira-i Âkif Pasa. Akif Pasha was an Ottoman / Turkish statesman, poet, author, and intellectual. "Tabsira" is the famous work written by Akif Pasha to reveal the origin of the Churchill Case, which caused him to be dismissed from his Foreign Affairs Ministry. This rare 'politic quittance' work covers both domestic and foreign policy of the Mahmud period; It reveals its delicate relations with European states, especially Britain as well as contains important testimonies that will contribute to determining the position of the Fener Greek Patriarchate in those years. The work, albeit subjective, contains valuable information and approaches to historical researchers as a primary source. One of its most important features is that it is an early step towards new literature and style. The work, which probably was written in 1836, made Âkif Pasha a "münsî" [i.e. builder, a pioneer] that the writers of the Tanzimat era [i.e. Ottoman Reform period] took as an example. The Churchill Case was the main reason for the writing of this book. British origin William Nosworthy Churchill, (1796-1846), who published the Ceride-i Havadis [i.e. The Journal of the News] newspaper, injured a Turkish child while hunting and he was imprisoned in 1840. the British ambassador made it turned into a political event. The Minister of Foreign Affairs Akif Pasha was dismissed on the grounds of his illness in 1836. Hegira: 1309 = Gregorian: 1891. Özege 19181. Third Edition.