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  • Atatürkby M. Sükrü Hanioglu; Tobias Gabel

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Im Jahr 1923 wird Mustafa Kemal der erste Präsident der neu gegründeten Republik Türkei. Als Machtpolitiker und Symbolfigur eines neuen starken Nationalbewusstseins treibt er die Veränderung und Modernisierung seines Landes nach westlichem Vorbild voran. Er bricht mit alten Traditionen, schafft Sultanat und Kalifat ab, orientiert sich an europäischer... more...

  • National and State Identity in Turkeyby Toni Alaranta

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99

    This study uses the concepts of national and state identity to examine Turkey?s domestic and international politics and explain how the country?s position in the international system has changed over the last ten years. State identity is understood as the end result of a transformed national identity, linking both domestic and international levels.... more...

  • Top 10 Istanbulby Melissa Shales

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Istanbul will lead you straight to the very best Istanbul has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's... more...

  • Modern Albaniaby Fred C. Abrahams

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 42.50

    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...

  • Beneath a Turkish Skyby Philip Lecane

    The History Press 2015; US$ 26.24

    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 be Germany's ally out of the war. Using letters... more...

  • The Turkish Deep Stateby Mehtap Söyler

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Stamboul Sketchesby John Freely

    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...

  • 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Bulgariaby Raymond Detrez

    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...