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Constantinople: City of the World's Desire, 1453-1924
Constantinople: City of the World's Desire, 1453-1924
by Philip Mansel
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Wedding elegant prose with impeccable historical research, this highly acclaimed history absorbingly charts the interaction between the vibrantly cosmopolitan capital of Constantinople—the city of the world's desire—and its ruling... (read more)

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There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and Beyond
There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and Beyond
by Meline Toumani
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Beguiling and provocative, a young Armenian American goes deep into enemy territory to confront a past of history and hatred Meline Toumani, an ethnic Armenian, grew up in New Jersey surrounded by unabashed hatred for Turks and Turkey, which was... (read more)

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Istanbul: Memories and the City
Istanbul: Memories and the City
by Orhan Pamuk
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Weaving history with observations of people, places, and art, Pamuk shows Istanbul's transformation from the seat of faded imperial glory to the capital of a modern nation at the dizzying crossroads of East and West.... (read more)

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Ottoman Centuries
Ottoman Centuries
by Lord Kinross
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The Ottoman Empire began in 1300 under the almost legendary Osman I, reached its apogee in the sixteenth century under Suleiman the Magnificent, whose forces threatened the gates of Vienna, and gradually diminished thereafter until Mehmed VI was sent... (read more)

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Istanbul : the Imperial City (96 Edition)
Istanbul : the Imperial City (96 Edition)
by John Freely
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"Surrounded by a garland of waters" on the narrow straits of the Bosporus dividing Europe and Asia, Istanbul, formerly known as Constantinople, has been an unrivaled locus of cultural exchange since its beginnings as the Greek colony Byzantium. In its... (read more)

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Not Even My Name
Not Even My Name
by Thea Halo
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Not Even My Name is a rare eyewitness account of the horrors of a little-known, often denied genocide, in which hundreds of thousands of Armenian and Pontic Greek minorities in Turkey were killed during and after World War I. As told by Sano Halo to her... (read more)

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Turkey's New Geopolitics: From the Balkans to Western China
Turkey's New Geopolitics: From the Balkans to Western China
by Graham E Fuller
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With the astonishing transformations in the geopolitics of the world since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Turkey has been profoundly affected by the changes on its periphery. For the first time since the beginning of the century, a Turkic world has... (read more)

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Turkey Today: A European Nation?
Turkey Today: A European Nation?
by Olivier Roy
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What place does Turkey occupy in the world today? Is it a bridge between Asia and Europe, or a bridgehead? Is Turkey part of Europe? In spite of the fine sentiments of Brussels and the desire displayed by all Turkish administrations for the past 15 years... (read more)

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Crescent and Star [Revised Edition]: Turkey Between Two Worlds
Crescent and Star [Revised Edition]: Turkey Between Two Worlds
by Stephen Kinzer
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“A sharp, spirited appreciation of where Turkey stands now, and where it may head.” —Carlin Romano, The Philadelphia Inquirer In the first edition of this widely praised book, Stephen Kinzer made the convincing claim that Turkey was... (read more)

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Ataturk (Profiles in Power)
Ataturk (Profiles in Power)
by A L Macfie
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This study examines Ataturk's life from his early military and political career. It includes chapters on the foundation of Turkey's national movement; the civil war; modernization, westernization and reform; and politics, opposition and conspiracy.... (read more)

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Suleiman the Magnificent
Suleiman the Magnificent
by Andre Clot
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Suleiman's reign as Sultan marked the apogee of Ottoman power. His empire held dominion over three continents, and, populated by more than thirty million inhabitants, prospered under a well-directed and authoritarian economy. In this celebrated book... (read more)

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Harem: the World Behind the Veil
Harem: the World Behind the Veil
by Alev Lytle Croutier
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"Érich, firsthand accounts are an alluring invitation into the labyrinthine corridors of the Turkish harem." --San Francisco Chronicle "A serious history, yet an immensely readable oneÑinformative, gossipy and grand fun." --The New York Times Book... (read more)

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Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul
Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul
by Charles King
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At midnight, December 31, 1925, citizens of the newly proclaimed Turkish Republic celebrated the New Year. For the first time ever, they had agreed to use a nationally unified calendar and clock.... (read more)

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Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks (13 Edition)
Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks (13 Edition)
by Jenny White
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"Few questions are more urgent, especially since the eruption of the Arab Spring, than whether there is a 'Turkish model' for combining Islam with democracy. White's book, the culmination of many years of research, provides a magisterial guide to the... (read more)

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Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds
Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds
by Stephen Kinzer
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If Turkey lived up to its potential, it could rule the world - but will it? A passionate report from the front lines For centuries few terrors were more vivid in the West than fear of the Turk, and many people still think of Turkey as repressive, wild... (read more)

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Turkey
Turkey
by Feroz Ahmad
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This insightful history of Turkey tells the story of a country caught between the ideologies of East and West.... (read more)

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Turkey Unveiled: A History of Modern Turkey
Turkey Unveiled: A History of Modern Turkey
by Hugh Pope
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In this deeply revealing guide to modern Turkish culture and politics(The New York Times Book Review), Hugh and Nicole Pope provide a glimpse into a culture that has long been misunderstood. Turkey Unveiled is the only book in many years to attempt to... (read more)

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Lords of Horizons (98 Edition)
Lords of Horizons (98 Edition)
by Jason Goodwin
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-[342]) and index.... (read more)

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Turkey Unveiled
Turkey Unveiled
by Hugh Pope
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Journalists who have long reported from Turkey describe the country for general readers and tourists. After a brief historical glance, they begin with the fall of the Ottoman Empire and its heritage, then discuss the failings and triumphs of the... (read more)

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A Neighborhood in Ottoman Istanbul: Fruit Vendors and Civil Servants in the Kasap Ilyas Mahalle (Suny Series in the Social and Economic History of the Middle East)
A Neighborhood in Ottoman Istanbul: Fruit Vendors and Civil Servants in the Kasap Ilyas Mahalle (Suny Series in the Social and Economic History of the Middle East)
by Cem Behar
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Combining the vivid and colorful detail of a micro-history with a wider historical perspective, this groundbreaking study looks at the urban and social history of a small neighborhood community (a mahalle) of Ottoman Istanbul, the Kasap Ilyas. Drawing on... (read more)

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