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“Igniting the East”
“Igniting the East”

The Causes and Consequences of the 1875 Peasant Revolt in Bosnia-Hercegovina1

Author(s): Christer Jorgensen
Subject(s): Military history, Political history, Social history, 19th Century
Published by: Српска академија наука и уметности

Summary/Abstract: The spark that set off the Great Eastern Crisis (1877–78), the Peasant Uprising of July 1875, is commonly reduced to a short passage, or a mere footnote in general academic studies.2 Yet the uprising is significant in its own right3 and goes a long way towards explaining why the Ottoman Sultanate failed to cling on to her Balkan provinces in the late nineteenth century.