Turkey: the quest for identity

This concise history tells the story of Turkey, a country caught between the ideologies of East and West. Feroz Ahmad provides a full survey of Turkey”s checkered past, from its beginnings as a disparate group of tribes to its status as the first secular republic in the Islamic world. In addition to providing a detailed account of the key cultural, economic, and social events, this accessible text also examines the problems faced by modern Turkey, from the rise of Islamic militancy to the current tension in Turkey”s government.;Cover; About the Author; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Notes on transcription; Abbreviations; Maps; Chapter: 1 The Ottomans : From Statehood To Empire, 1300-1789; The emergence of the house of Ottoman; Growth of the military; Early Ottoman conquests and expansion; Mehmed the Conqueror and his influence; Expanding Ottoman possessions; Sleyman the Magnificent; An age of revolution; The janissary-lema alliance; Growing European influence; Chapter: 2 From Reform To Revolution, 1789-1908; Reform of the military; The Sublime Porte and Mehmed Ali.
This concise history tells the story of Turkey, a country caught between the ideologies of East and West. Feroz Ahmad provides a full survey of Turkey’s chequered history, from its beginnings as a disparate group of tribes to its status as the first secular republic in the Islamic world. In addition to providing a detailed account of the key cultural, economic and social events, this accessible text also examines the problems faced by modern Turkey, from the rise of Islamic militancy to current tension in Turkey’s government.

Title: Turkey: The Quest for Identity
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ISBN: 1851682414
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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Pages: 252
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