Turkey from empire to revolutionary republic : the emergence of the Turkish nation from 1789 to the present /

In October 2005, the European Union officially began accession negotiations with Ankara, making Turkey the first predominantly Muslim country to become a candidate for membership. Turkey is an historic crossroads, poised between Europe and Asia, Islam and Christianity, and is the fulcrum upon which...

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Main Author: Akşin, Sina.
Format: Book
Language:English
Turkish
Published: Washington Square, N.Y. : New York University Press, 2007.
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Summary:In October 2005, the European Union officially began accession negotiations with Ankara, making Turkey the first predominantly Muslim country to become a candidate for membership. Turkey is an historic crossroads, poised between Europe and Asia, Islam and Christianity, and is the fulcrum upon which great civilizations have turned. In this authoritative history, Sina Aksin, one of Turkey's most prominent historians, traces the roots of the Turkish Republic to the Ottoman Empire. This book deals with the period before, during, and after World War I , encompassing the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of Ataturk. It closes with three chapters on the 1980s, the 1990s, and the new millennium, concluding with the question of EU accession. It provides a sophisticated Turkish view of the contemporary period. Unlike most histories of modern Turkey available to Western readers, this work offers the unique perspective of a native Turk.
Physical Description:xiii, 335 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-327) and index.
ISBN:0814707211
9780814707210
081470722X
9780814707227