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Turkey, Its History and Progress, Vol. 2 of 2: From the Journals and Correspondence of Sir James Porter, Fifteen Years Ambassador at Constantinople; Continued to the Present Time, with a Memoir of Sir James Porter, by His Grandson (Classic Reprint) by James Porter (Paperback / softback, 2016)
Excerpt from Turkey, Its History and Progress, Vol. 2 of 2: From the Journals and Correspondence of Sir James Porter, Fifteen Years Ambassador at Constantiple; Continued to the Present Time, With a Memoir of Sir James Porter, by His Grandson The reforms Of Selim, therefore, although for the time unsuccessful, at any rate, paved the way for their introduction, whenever the people had become sufficiently civilized to feel that they were t the only arbiters of the destiny Of Europe. The time had arrived when they were glad to seek advice and assistance from the Giaour, whom they hitherto spurned, and such a concession was the first breach made in the almost impassable barrier Of Turkish prejudice. They were fortunate in Obtaining dis interested advice, and the result was, an entire altera tion in the existing state of things, by the introduction} of the new political and administrative organization, g of which Sultan Mahmud laid the foundation, and' which his successor, the present Sultan, has applied to the whole empire, under the name Of the Tanzimat. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.