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The impact of the Balkan Wars on Ottoman history writing Searching for a soul

Based on histories, accounts and articles published after the Balkan Wars, this article argues that, contrary to the commonly accepted thesis, the Balkan Wars did notmark the point at which Turkism became the dominant state ideology. There was in fact no clear-cut and definite shift toward Turkism at this point. Instead there was an increasing awareness of the need for a 'common soul' that would unite the population of the empire in the face of dramatic challenges such as the Balkan Wars