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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95
In 1997 Turkey and Syria were on the brink of war, engaged in a very real power struggle. Turkey was aligned with Syria's main enemy, Israel, and there were seemingly intractable differences on the issues of borders, the sharing of river waters and trans-border communities. In less than a decade, relations were transformed from enmity to amity.... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99
The A to Z of the Ottoman Empire is an in-depth treatise covering the political, social, and economic history of the Ottoman Empire, the last member of the lineage of the Near Eastern and Mediterranean empires and the only one that reached the modern times both in terms of internal structure and world history. more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 21.99
Ottoman historical writing of the 15th and 16th centuries played a significant role in fashioning Ottoman identity and institutionalizing the dynastic state structure during this period of rapid imperial expansion. This volume shows how the writing of history achieved these effects by examining the implicit messages conveyed by the texts and illustrations... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 18.00
Weary of what he called the "tyranny" of western art, Brian Sewell first visited Turkey - a country that had captivated him since he was a boy - in 1975. He thought that there, anything he found would have no relevance to the European art that he had so compulsively "stitched into the dense fabric of my art-historical memory" and that he could therefore... more...
Notes From a Small Military - I Commanded and Fought with 2 Para at the Battle of Goose Green. I was Head of Counter Terrorism for the M.O.D. This is my True StoryJohn Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57
I COMMANDED AND FOUGHT WITH 2 PARA AT THE BATTLE OF GOOSE GREEN. I WAS HEAD OF COUNTER TERRORISM FOR THE M.O.D. THIS IS MY TRUE STORY 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... more...
- Saqi 2013; US$ 18.94
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is hailed as one of the most charismatic political leaders of the twentieth century, but little is known today about his one and only wife, Latife Hanim. A multilingual intellectual educated at the Sorbonne, Latife?s marriage to Atatürk in 1923 set her apart from her contemporaries, raising her to the pinnacle of political power.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95
Since the collapse of Eastern European communism, the Balkans have been more prominent in world affairs than at any time since before the First World War. Crises in the area have led NATO to fire its first ever shots in anger, whilst international forces have been deployed on a scale and in a manner unprecedented in Europe since World War Two.An understanding... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95
Examines NATO's Balkan interventions over the entire decade starting with the break-up of Yugoslavia in 1992. Focusing on the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo, it traces the record of early transatlantic failures and later successes as once bitterly divided allies were able, finally, to unite around some basic principles. By the time of the Kosovo intervention... more...
War in the Balkans: An Encyclopedic History from the Fall of the Ottoman Empire to the Breakup of YugoslaviaABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00
This authoritative reference follows the history of conflicts in the Balkan Peninsula from the 19th century through the present day. more...