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  • Sehrengiz, Urban Rituals and Deviant Sufi Mysticism in Ottoman Istanbulby B. Deniz Çalis-Kural

    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...

  • Urban Governance Under the Ottomansby Ulrike Freitag; Nora Lafi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    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...

  • Handbook of Home Ruleby W. E. Gladstone; James Bryce

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    William Ewart Gladstone was a highly influential British politician of the nineteenth century, serving as Prime Minister four separate times over the course of his career. Gladstone was staunchly in favor of returning control of Ireland to the Irish people. In the comprehensive volume Handbook of Home Rule, Gladstone and a bevy of other contributors... more...

  • Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empireby Kent F. Schull

    Edinburgh University Press 2014; US$ 120.00

    Contrary to the stereotypical images of torture, narcotics and brutal sexual abuse traditionally associated with Ottoman or 'Turkish' prisons, Kent Schull argues that, during the Second Constitutional Period (1908-1918), they played a crucial role in attempts to transform the empire. more...

  • War and State Formation in Syriaby M. Talha Çiçek

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    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...

  • Contemporary Kemalismby Toni Alaranta

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book is concerned with the reproduction of Kemalist ideology in Turkey in the post-Cold War period. more...

  • Factories of Memory: Cinematic Representations of the 12 September Military Coupby Ozan Tekin

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 27.97

    12 September 1980, the third successful military coup in the history of Turkey has had a debilitating impact on the social, political and cultural life of the country. This study examines the representations of the 12 September coup through the lens of film as memory. Based on the content analysis of the two films, Beynelmilel (2006) and Bu Son Olsun... more...

  • Ataturkby A. L. Macfie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    This concise account of the life and career of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881--1938), the formidable "founder of modern Turkey", offers a substantial revaluation of a key figure in modern history, and also an introduction to the Turkish republic itself. It is a timely study with Turkey again at the centre of international attention, as Islamic fundamentalists... more...

  • Ottoman Warsby Virginia H. Aksan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    The Ottoman Empire had reached the peak of its power, presenting a very real threat to Western Christendom when in 1683 it suffered its first major defeat, at the Siege of Vienna.  Tracing the empire's conflicts of the next two centuries, The Ottoman Wars: An Empire Besieged examines the social transformation of the Ottoman military system in an... more...

  • Notes from a Small Militaryby Major-General Chip Chapman

    John Blake 2013; US$ 14.99

    Stumbling from a university anarchist meeting into a career in the army, Chip Chapman is aware of how consciously incompetent he is. The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst confirms his worst fears. He is eventually let loose on 6 Platoon of 2 PARA and, via the Falklands War, manages to elevate himself to a position of conscious competence and save his... more...