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- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00
The dominant Mediterranean power in the fifth and sixth centuries, by the time of its demise at the hands of the Ottomans in 1453 the Byzantine empire was a shadow of its former self restricted essentially to the city of Constantinople, modern Istanbul. Surrounded by foes who posed a constant threat to its very existence, it survived because of its... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00
Turkey's path toward accession to the EU is complicated by the fact that stereotypes of Turks continue to provide an important "Other" against which a supposed European "Self" is contrasted. Unlike previous studies, this book carefully traces the source of contemporary stereotypes back to their medieval eastern and Latin Christian origins, showing... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99
"If, like me, you are a bit tired of the ethnocentric social commentary that seems to come with certain well known guidebooks then you could do worse than try this one. Simple to use, well written and accurate, I found it invaluable and couldn't fault any of its recommendations nor descriptions." -- Yurt (Amazon reviewer). Turkey is so diverse it could... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 69.99
Florian Eckert untersucht die abweichenden Privatisierungsstrategien postkommunistischer Staaten. Während die wirtschaftlichen Transformationsprozesse in Westeuropa meist Schritt für Schritt in Jahrhunderten abgelaufen sind, werden sie in Osteuropa in einem Jahrzehnt von einer politischen Elite konzipiert und realisiert. Für ein solches ökonomisches... more...
- Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 40.00
In The Modern Balkans , historian Richard C. Hall gives a complete account of the historical events that have shaped the Balkan region of Southeastern Europe. Originally separated from the rest of Europe by culture, politics, and economics, the Balkans have slowly been integrating into Western Europe since the nineteenth century. But this process... more...
- C.H. Beck 2012; US$ 11.10
Die «albanische Frage»; die Zukunft des Kosovo, beschäftigt die europäische Politik. Warum kommt es immer wieder zu gewaltsamen Auseinandersetzungen? Welche Rolle spielt dabei der albanische Staat, der 1912 nach Ende des Osmanischen Reiches entstanden ist, aber nur gut die Hälfte aller Albaner umfaßt? Und welche Bedeutung hat die Tatsache, dass die... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 10.99
Turkey occupies a strategic position in today's world: the only predominantly Muslim nation to be a member of NATO and an ally of Israel, it straddles both Europe and Asia. Turkey is the link between Islam and Western democracy, between Europe and the Middle East. In this concise introduction, Andrew Finkel, who has spent twenty years in Turkey... more...
- Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57
Irfan Orga was born into a prosperous family in the twilight of the Ottoman Empire. His mother was a beauty, married at thirteen, who lived in the seclusion of a harem, as befitted a Turkish woman of her class. His grandmother was an eccentric autocrat, determined at all costs to maintain her traditional habits. But the First World War changed everything.... more...
- Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 95.00
According to Tom Gallagher, Romania's predatory rulers, the heirs of the sinister communist dictator Ceausescu, have inflicted a humiliating defeat on the European Union. He argues convincingly that Brussels was tricked into offering full membership to this Balkan country in return for substantial reforms which its rulers now refuse to carry out.... more...