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  • War and State Formation in Syriaby M. Talha Çiçek

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    During the First World War, Cemal Pasha attempted to establish direct control over Syrian and thereby reaffirm Ottoman authority there through various policies of control, including the abolishment of local intermediaries. Elaborating on these Ottoman policies of control, this book assesses Cemal Pasha?s policies towards different political groups... more...

  • Urban Governance Under the Ottomansby Ulrike Freitag; Nora Lafi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Urban Governance Under the Ottomans focuses on one of the most pressing topics in this field, namely the question why cities formerly known for their multiethnic and multi- religious composition became increasingly marked by conflict in the 19th century. This collection of essays represents the result of an intense process of discussion among... more...

  • Balkan Villageby Irwin T. Sanders

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In the Balkans today Communism, with its dynamic drive for power and sense of mission, is charging against the Balkan peasant mass, a patient, religious, tradition-bound people tilling their beloved soil. Dragalevtsy, the Balkan village described by Mr. Sanders, brings this struggle into focus. The book details the way of life of a tranquil rural... more...

  • Stamboul Sketchesby John Freely

    Eland Publishing 2015; US$ 18.99

    Throughout the 1960s, John Freely explored the alleys, hidden corners and monuments of Istanbul, in between teaching, to create a legendary guidebook with Hilary Sumner-Boyd. But all the passages that were too personal, too capricious, too idiosyncratic, too indulgent of eccentric personalities, too wrapped up in the love of mid-afternoon banter, too... more...

  • Beneath a Turkish Skyby Philip Lecane

    The History Press 2015; US$ 11.99

    It was the First World War?s largest seaborne invasion and the Irish were at the forefront. Recruited in Ireland, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers were ordered to spearhead the invasion of Gallipoli in Turkey. Deadlocked in trench warfare on the Western Front, the British High Command hoped the assault would knock Germany?s ally out of the war. Using letters... more...

  • Modern Albaniaby Fred C. Abrahams

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    In the early 1990s, Albania, arguably Europe?s most closed and repressive state, began a startling transition out of forty years of self-imposed Communist isolation. Albanians who were not allowed to practice religion, travel abroad, wear jeans, or read ?decadent? Western literature began to devour the outside world. They opened cafés, companies,... more...

  • Intellectuals and Reform in the Ottoman Empireby Stefano Taglia

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book uncovers Young Turk political and social ideas at the end of the nineteenth century, during the intellectual phase of the movement. Analysing the life in exile of two of the most charismatic leaders of the Young Turk movement, Ahmed R?za and Mehmet Sabahattin, the book unravels their plans for the future of the Ottoman Empire, covering... more...

  • Turkish Dynamicsby Ersin Kalaycioglu

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 38.00

    A leading Turkish political scientist enhances understanding of the interactions of liberal democracy with longstanding cultural cleavages along secular-religious lines, ethnicity, and social class. This chronological narrative focuses on how the process of urbanization and industrialization has led to social mobilization and population movements. more...

  • A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empireby M. Sükrü Hanioglu

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.76

    At the turn of the nineteenth century, the Ottoman Empire straddled three continents and encompassed extraordinary ethnic and cultural diversity among the estimated thirty million people living within its borders. It was perhaps the most cosmopolitan state in the world--and possibly the most volatile. A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire now... more...

  • Biography of an Empireby Christine M. Philliou

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46

    This vividly detailed revisionist history opens a new vista on the great Ottoman Empire in the early nineteenth century, a key period often seen as the eve of Tanzimat westernizing reforms and the beginning of three distinct histories?ethnic nationalism in the Balkans, imperial modernization from Istanbul, and European colonialism in the Middle East.... more...