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With exhaustive coverage on one of the world's most diverse and exciting countries, Culture and Customs of Turkey is an essential addition to high school and public library shelves. Illustrative accounts of past traditions help readers to understand contemporary culture today, covering such customs as religious beliefs, folklore, gender issues, art, performing arts, cuisine, and festivals. Students will learn how Turkey has become culturally rich and diverse, mixing Western and Eastern traditions to form a unique bridge between Europe and Asia. This latest volume in the Culture and Customs of Europe series is a must-have for high school students studying world history and culture, as well as for general readers interested in global hotspots.

Swirling with both Western and Eastern traditions, sitting on the edge of the war in the Middle East, Turkey is one of the world's cultural and political hotspots.With exhaustive coverage on one of the world's most diverse and exciting countries, Culture and Customs of Turkey is an essential addition to high school and public library shelves. Illustrative accounts of past traditions help readers to understand contemporary culture today, covering such customs as religious beliefs, folklore, gender issues, art, performing arts, cuisine, and festivals. Students will learn how Turkey has become culturally rich and diverse, mixing Western and Eastern traditions to form a unique bridge between Europe and Asia. This latest volume in the Culture and Customs of Europe series is a must-have for high school students studying world history and culture, as well as for general readers interested in global hotspots.

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Abazov (School of International and Public Affairs/Harriman Institute, Columbia U.) notes that Turkish intellectuals and artists have taken elements of Turkey's rich cultural past and blended them with the Western influences of today to create a unique and modern cultural universe. The author takes readers on a guided tour through the country's environment, its people, history, religions, folklore and literature, as well as its distinctive visual arts, cinema, media, and architecture. The author also examines issues of gender, courtship, marriage, and festivals and leisure activities. An extensive bibliography is included. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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With exhaustive coverage on one of the world's most diverse and exciting countries, Culture and Customs of Turkeyis an essential addition to high school and public library shelves. Illustrative accounts of past traditions help readers to understand contemporary culture today, covering such customs as religious beliefs, folklore, gender issues, art, performing arts, cuisine, and festivals. Students will learn how Turkey has become culturally rich and diverse, mixing Western and Eastern traditions to form a unique bridge between Europe and Asia. This latest volume in the Culture and Customs of Europe series is a must-have for high school students studying world history and culture, as well as for general readers interested in global hotspots.

Swirling with both Western and Eastern traditions, sitting on the edge of the war in the Middle East, Turkey is one of the world's cultural and political hotspots.With exhaustive coverage on one of the world's most diverse and exciting countries, Culture and Customs of Turkeyis an essential addition to high school and public library shelves. Illustrative accounts of past traditions help readers to understand contemporary culture today, covering such customs as religious beliefs, folklore, gender issues, art, performing arts, cuisine, and festivals. Students will learn how Turkey has become culturally rich and diverse, mixing Western and Eastern traditions to form a unique bridge between Europe and Asia. This latest volume in the Culture and Customs of Europe series is a must-have for high school students studying world history and culture, as well as for general readers interested in global hotspots.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive study on the world's most exotic, culturally diverse nations: Turkey.

About the Author

RAFIS ABAZOV is Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs/Harriman Institute, Columbia University. He has written four books, including Culture and Customs of the Central Asian Republics (Greenwood, 2007).

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgements

Note on Transliterations

1. Land, People, and History

2. Thoughts and Religions

3. Folklore and Literature

4. Media and Cinema

5. Performing Arts

6. Visual Arts

7. Architecture

8. Gender, Courtship and Marriage

9. Festivals, Fun and Leisure

Glossary

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313342158
Author:
Abazov, Rafis
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Turkey Social life and customs.
Subject:
Ethnology -- Turkey.
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Series:
Culture and Customs of Europe
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
210
Dimensions:
9.20x6.10x.90 in. 1.20 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Drafting
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Drawing and Design
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Eastern Europe

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Product details 210 pages Greenwood Press - English 9780313342158 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , With exhaustive coverage on one of the world's most diverse and exciting countries, Culture and Customs of Turkeyis an essential addition to high school and public library shelves. Illustrative accounts of past traditions help readers to understand contemporary culture today, covering such customs as religious beliefs, folklore, gender issues, art, performing arts, cuisine, and festivals. Students will learn how Turkey has become culturally rich and diverse, mixing Western and Eastern traditions to form a unique bridge between Europe and Asia. This latest volume in the Culture and Customs of Europe series is a must-have for high school students studying world history and culture, as well as for general readers interested in global hotspots.

Swirling with both Western and Eastern traditions, sitting on the edge of the war in the Middle East, Turkey is one of the world's cultural and political hotspots.With exhaustive coverage on one of the world's most diverse and exciting countries, Culture and Customs of Turkeyis an essential addition to high school and public library shelves. Illustrative accounts of past traditions help readers to understand contemporary culture today, covering such customs as religious beliefs, folklore, gender issues, art, performing arts, cuisine, and festivals. Students will learn how Turkey has become culturally rich and diverse, mixing Western and Eastern traditions to form a unique bridge between Europe and Asia. This latest volume in the Culture and Customs of Europe series is a must-have for high school students studying world history and culture, as well as for general readers interested in global hotspots.

"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive study on the world's most exotic, culturally diverse nations: Turkey.
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