Warfare in the Twentieth Century Europe: The Balkan Wars from the Ottoman Turkish Perspective

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Call for Papers
November 15, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Military History, Modern European History / Studies, Nationalism History / Studies, Peace History / Studies, Political History / Studies

The Balkan History Association welcomes scholars from history, humanities, and social sciences to submit their proposals for book chapters for the volume entitled “Warfare in the Twentieth Century Europe: The Balkan Wars from the Ottoman Turkish Perspective”.


The volume aims to thoroughly investigate the causes, course and results of the Balkan Wars which directly affected Ottoman Empire’s military structure in terms of military history. In this volume, which will be divided into three general sections as pre-war, war period, and post-war, topics that have not been studied before or little studied will be evaluated. In the first part the military situation of the belligerents, their war plans and mobilization, in the second part the military operations that directed the wars, sieges, field battles, military activities and rearguard supports and services, in the third part the results of the wars, military evaluations and criticisms, independent observations and experiences of those who participated in the war will be evaluated. Battles, communication, infrastructure, technology, intelligence, cartography, medical services and military staff activities are subtitles to be included in the volume.

The chapters may cover, but are not restricted to, the following topics:

Before the War: Ottoman General Staff; Ottoman Defense Plans; Ottoman Military Intelligence; Ottoman Preparation and Mobilization.

During the War: Ottoman Strategy of War; Ottoman Armies in the Field; Ottoman Firepower and Armaments; Military Transportation; Military Intelligence; Battles; Sieges; Military; Health Organization and Military Hospitals; German Officers in Ottoman Army.

After the War: The Armistices; The Treaties; Casualties of the War; Prisoners of the War; Experience of Ottoman Officers; Experience of Ottoman General Staff; War Finance and Ottoman Treasure; Memories of Soldiers, Officers and Commanders; The German Reactions after the War; Military Modernization in Ottoman Army.

Submission Procedure

Please submit your proposal, including the title of your manuscript, an abstract of no more than 500 words and a brief bio to all editors and to contact@balkan-history.com. Authors should clearly explain the outline of the chapter and how it fits into the topic of the volume. No figures, tables, footnotes, endnotes or any other references should be included in the abstract. Accepted chapters should not exceed 10,000 words, including figures, tables, footnotes, endnotes and other references. All submitted chapters will be peer reviewed. The revision process will start immediately after the deadline.

Important Dates

November 15, 2020: Submit chapter proposals to editors
November 30, 2020: Notification of accepted chapters’ proposals
April 5, 2021: Receipt of full chapters for review
April 15, 2021: Revised chapters re-submitted to editors (if needed)
June 2021: Approved chapters delivered to publisher.

Contact Info: 


Ercan KARAKOÇ (Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul), ercankarakoc@hotmail.com

Ali Serdar METE (Yeditepe University, Istanbul), aserdarmete@gmail.com

George UNGUREANU (National Military Archives of Romania), georgedaniel.ungureanu@yahoo.com

Danilo ŠARENAC (Institute for Contemporary History, Belgrade), sarenac.danilo@yahoo.com

Nicholas MURRAY (U.S. Naval War College), Nicholas.Murray@usnwc.edu

Panagiotis DELIS (Simon Fraser University, Canada), delispan@hotmail.com