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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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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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Subjects of the Sultan: Culture and Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire
Subjects of the Sultan: Culture and Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire
by Suraiya Faroqhi
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The cultural heritage of the Ottoman Empire has traditionally been presented to us through its monuments and high arts. Our understanding of its culture has thus come from a world created by and for sultans, viziers and the elite of the Empire. But what... (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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Turkey: A Short History
Turkey: A Short History
by Norman Stone
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In the celebrated historian Norman Stone deftly conducts the reader through the fascinating and complex story of Turkey's past, from the arrival of the Seljuks in Anatolia in the eleventh century to the modern republic applying for EU membership in the... (read more)

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Turkey: The Quest for Identity
Turkey: The Quest for Identity
by Feroz Ahmad
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This concise history tells the story of Turkey, a country caught between the ideologies of East and West. Feroz Ahmad provides a full survey of Turkey's checkered past, from its beginnings as a disparate group of tribes to its status as the first secular... (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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Sons of the Conquerors
Sons of the Conquerors
by Hugh Pope
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"Delving deep into a world most westerners are shamefully ignorant of, this highly readable collection of essays about Turkic people from Virginia to Xinjiang, China, buzzes with life and personality even as it explains topics as obscure as the inner... (read more)

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Crescent and Star : Turkey Between Two Worlds (Rev 09 Edition)
Crescent and Star : Turkey Between Two Worlds (Rev 09 Edition)
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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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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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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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 (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics)
Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics)
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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Islamist Mobilization in Turkey: A Study in Vernacular Politics (Studies in Modernity and National Identity)
Islamist Mobilization in Turkey: A Study in Vernacular Politics (Studies in Modernity and National Identity)
by Jenny White
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Winner of the William A. Douglass Prize in Europeanist Anthropology The emergence of an Islamist movement and the startling buoyancy of Islamic political parties in Turkey--a model of secular modernization, a cosmopolitan frontier, and NATO ally--has... (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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Istanbul: A Cultural History
Istanbul: A Cultural History
by Peter Clark
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A regular visitor to Istanbul since the early 1960s, British writer and translator Clark celebrates the Turkish city. Rather than duplicating any of the myriad guides and histories, he draws attention to places and buildings that give insights into... (read more)

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