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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00
The deep state ranks among the most critical issues in Turkish politics. This book traces its origins and offers an explanation of the emergence and trajectory of the deep state; the meaning and function of informal and authoritarian institutions in the formal security sector of a democratic regime; the involvement of the state in organized crime;... more...
- Eland Publishing 2015; US$ 18.94
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,... more...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 149.99
This third edition covers Bulgarian history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced entries on important people, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an access point for students, researchers, and general readers. more...
- Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57
"Headscarved women are here, they are not going away, and they are maybe growing in number and they want to participate in public life," Merve Kavakci, 2010. Can the wearing of an Islamic headscarf ever be reconciled with a policy of complete secularism? Is it a symbol of freedom of choice for women, or one of religious dominance? The Headscarf is... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95
The Ottoman revolution of 1908 is a study in contradictions?a positive manifestation of modernity intended to reinstate constitutional rule, yet ultimately a negative event that shook the fundamental structures of the empire, opening up ethnic, religious, and political conflicts. Shattered Dreams of Revolution considers this revolutionary event... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 32.00
In the first decade of the twenty-first century Turkey experienced an extraordinary set of transformations. In 2001, in the midst of financial difficulties, the country was under IMF stewardship, yet it has recently emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. And on the international stage, Turkey has managed to enhance its position... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Examining the urban culture and landscapes of Istanbul through Sehrengiz, a genre of Ottoman poetry written in honor of various cities and provincial towns, this book questions the space culture of the Ottoman world in relation to practices of orthodox and heterodox Islam and imperial politics. The author traces how a sixteenth-century marginal protest... more...
- Anthem Press 2014; US$ 99.00
This book explores Britain?s involvement in Bulgaria between 1943 and 1949, and by integrating little-known Communist Party documents with British diplomatic records, offers a new understanding of the origins of the Cold War in Bulgaria and the Balkans. more...