Publication
Title
Istanbul during the Balkan Wars (1912-1913) : cholera, medicine and the press
Author
Abstract
During the Balkan Wars (1912-1913) Istanbul suddenly found itself at the frontline of an unexpectedly disastrous conflict with its Balkan neighbours. One direct consequence of these wars, through troop mobilisation and refugee movement, was a major out-break of cholera in the Ottoman capital. While entrepreneurs tried to turn this calamity into profit, by selling (useless) medication, the government tried to control the flow of information regarding the disease in order to better combat the epidemic and both parties used the press to achieve their goals. Despite the chaos of the war and the size of the outbreak, the acted efficiently and successfully prevented a potential disaster.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Turkish Historical Review
Publication
2014
ISSN
1877-5454
Volume/pages
5:2(2014), p. 141-164
ISI
000344764500001
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publication type
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 03.05.2017
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