The Turks in World History

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ISBN: 9780195177268
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 300
Author: Carter V. Findley
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Turks in World History in PDF and EPUB Traces the Turkic peoples' trajectory from steppe, to empire, to nation-state. Unifying cultural, economic, social, and political history, this work illuminates the projection of Turkic identity across space and time and the profound transformations marked successively by the Turks' entry into Islam and into modernity.


The Turks in World History

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ISBN: 0198039395
Release Date: 2004-11-11
Number of pages: 320
Author: Carter Vaughn Findley
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Turks in World History in PDF and EPUB Beginning in Inner Asia two thousand years ago, the Turks have migrated and expanded to form today's Turkish Republic, five post-Soviet republics, other societies across Eurasia, and a global diaspora. For the first time in a single, accessible volume, this book traces the Turkic peoples' trajectory from steppe, to empire, to nation-state. Cultural, economic, social, and political history unite in these pages to illuminate the projection of Turkic identity across space and time and the profound transformations marked successively by the Turks' entry into Islam and into modernity.


The Turks in World History

Filename: the-turks-in-world-history.pdf
ISBN: 9780199884254
Release Date: 2004-11-11
Number of pages: 320
Author: Carter Vaughn Findley
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Turks in World History in PDF and EPUB Beginning in Inner Asia two thousand years ago, the Turks have migrated and expanded to form today's Turkish Republic, five post-Soviet republics, other societies across Eurasia, and a global diaspora. For the first time in a single, accessible volume, this book traces the Turkic peoples' trajectory from steppe, to empire, to nation-state. Cultural, economic, social, and political history unite in these pages to illuminate the projection of Turkic identity across space and time and the profound transformations marked successively by the Turks' entry into Islam and into modernity.


The Turks in World History

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ISBN: 9780198039396
Release Date: 2004-10-15
Number of pages: 320
Author: Carter Vaughn Findley Professor of History Ohio State University
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Turkey Islam Nationalism and Modernity

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ISBN: 9780300152623
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 527
Author: Carter Vaughn Findley
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online Turkey Islam Nationalism and Modernity in PDF and EPUB Book Description: Publication Date: August 30, 2011. "Turkey, Islam, Nationalism, and Modernity" reveals the historical dynamics propelling two centuries of Ottoman and Turkish history. As mounting threats to imperial survival necessitated dynamic responses, ethnolinguistic and religious identities inspired alternative strategies for engaging with modernity. A radical, secularizing current of change competed with a conservative, Islamically committed current. Crises sharpened the differentiation of the two streams, forcing choices between them. The radical current began with the formation of reformist governmental elites and expanded with the advent of 'print capitalism', symbolized by the privately owned, Ottoman-language newspapers. The radicals engineered the 1908 Young Turk revolution, ruled empire and republic until 1950, made secularism a lasting 'belief system', and still retain powerful positions. The conservative current gained impetus from three history-making Islamic renewal movements, those of Mevlana Halid, Said Nursi, and Fethullah Gulen. Powerful under the empire, Islamic conservatives did not regain control of government until the 1980s. By then they, too, had their own influential media. Findley's reassessment of political, economic, social and cultural history reveals the dialectical interaction between radical and conservative currents of change, which alternately clashed and converged to shape late Ottoman and republican Turkish history.


The Turks in the Early Islamic World

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ISBN: 9781351880879
Release Date: 2017-05-15
Number of pages: 406
Author: C. Edmund Bosworth
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Turks in the Early Islamic World in PDF and EPUB This volume brings together a set of key articles, along with a new introduction to contextualize them, on the role of Turkish peoples in the Western Asiatic world up to the 11th century. Such topics as the geographical and environmental original milieux of these peoples in the forest zone and steppelands of Inner Asia, the formation and breakup of tribal confederations within the steppes, and the evolution of tribal structures, are examined as the background for the appearance of Turks within the Islamic caliphate from the 9th century onwards. These came first as military slaves, then as movements of peoples, such as the tribal migrations of the Oghuz, leading to the establishment of the Seljuq sultanate, whilst from within Islamic society, individual Turkish commanders were able at the same time to build up their own military empires such as that of the Ghaznavids. In this way was put in place a Turkish dominance of the northern tier of the Middle East, with attendant changes in demography and land utilisation, which was to last for centuries.


Cotton Climate and Camels in Early Islamic Iran

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ISBN: 9780231148375
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 167
Author: Richard W. Bulliet
Publisher: Columbia University Press

Download and read online Cotton Climate and Camels in Early Islamic Iran in PDF and EPUB A boom in the production and export of cotton turned Iran into the richest region of the Islamic caliphate in the ninth and tenth centuries. Yet in the eleventh century, Iran's primacy ended as its agricultural economy entered a steep decline. Richard W. Bulliet advances several provocative explanations, for example that the boom in cotton production paralleled the spread of Islam and that Iran's agricultural decline stemmed from a significant cooling of the climate that lasted more than a century. Substantiating his argument with innovative quantitative research and scientific discoveries, Bulliet first establishes the relationship between Iran's cotton industry and Islam and then outlines the evidence for what he terms the "Big Chill." He then focuses on a lucrative but temperature-sensitive industry of cross-breeding one-humped and two-humped camels, concluding with an unusual concatenation of events that had a profound and long-lasting impact not just on the history of Iran but on the development of the world.


The Ottoman Age of Exploration

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ISBN: 0199798796
Release Date: 2010-02-25
Number of pages: 304
Author: Giancarlo Casale
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Ottoman Age of Exploration in PDF and EPUB In 1517, the Ottoman Sultan Selim "the Grim" conquered Egypt and brought his empire for the first time in history into direct contact with the trading world of the Indian Ocean. During the decades that followed, the Ottomans became progressively more engaged in the affairs of this vast and previously unfamiliar region, eventually to the point of launching a systematic ideological, military and commercial challenge to the Portuguese Empire, their main rival for control of the lucrative trade routes of maritime Asia. The Ottoman Age of Exploration is the first comprehensive historical account of this century-long struggle for global dominance, a struggle that raged from the shores of the Mediterranean to the Straits of Malacca, and from the interior of Africa to the steppes of Central Asia. Based on extensive research in the archives of Turkey and Portugal, as well as materials written on three continents and in a half dozen languages, it presents an unprecedented picture of the global reach of the Ottoman state during the sixteenth century. It does so through a dramatic recounting of the lives of sultans and viziers, spies, corsairs, soldiers-of-fortune, and women from the imperial harem. Challenging traditional narratives of Western dominance, it argues that the Ottomans were not only active participants in the Age of Exploration, but ultimately bested the Portuguese in the game of global politics by using sea power, dynastic prestige, and commercial savoir faire to create their own imperial dominion throughout the Indian Ocean.



Byzantium and the Turks in the Thirteenth Century

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ISBN: 0191779318
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 372
Author: Dimitri Korobeĭnikov
Publisher:

Download and read online Byzantium and the Turks in the Thirteenth Century in PDF and EPUB Using Greek, Arabic, Persian and Ottoman sources, 'Byzantium and the Turks in the Thirteenth Century' presents a new interpretation of the Nicaean Empire and highlights the evidence for its wealth and power. It explains the importance of the relations between the Byzantines and the Seljuks and the Mongols, revealing how the Byzantines adapted to the new and complex situation that emerged in the second half of the thirteenth century.


The Fall of the Ottomans

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ISBN: 9780141968704
Release Date: 2015-02-26
Number of pages: 512
Author: Eugene Rogan
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Fall of the Ottomans in PDF and EPUB The final destruction of the Ottoman Empire - one of the great epics of the First World War, from bestselling historian Eugene Rogan For some four centuries the Ottoman Empire had been one of the most powerful states in Europe as well as ruler of the Middle East. By 1914 it had been drastically weakened and circled by numerous predators waiting to finish it off. Following the Ottoman decision to join the First World War on the side of the Central Powers the British, French and Russians hatched a plan to finish the Ottomans off: an ambitious and unprecedented invasion of Gallipoli... Eugene Rogan's remarkable new book recreates one of the most important but poorly understood fronts of the First World War. Despite fighting back with great skill and ferocity against the Allied onslaught and humiliating the British both at Gallipoli and in Mesopotamia (Iraq), the Ottomans were ultimately defeated, clearing the way for the making, for better or worse, of a new Middle East which has endured to the present.


Is the Turk a White Man

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ISBN: 9789004330559
Release Date: 2016-10-07
Number of pages: 288
Author: Murat Ergin
Publisher: BRILL

Download and read online Is the Turk a White Man in PDF and EPUB In "Is the Turk a White Man?" Murat Ergin examines how the links between race and modernity has shaped the formation of Turkish identity.


The Routledge Companion to the French Revolution in World History

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ISBN: 9781317413868
Release Date: 2015-09-16
Number of pages: 364
Author: Alan Forrest
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Routledge Companion to the French Revolution in World History in PDF and EPUB The Routledge Companion to the French Revolution in World History engages with some of the most recent trends in French revolutionary scholarship by considering the Revolution in its global context. Across seventeen chapters an international team of contributors examine the impact of the Revolution not only on its European neighbours but on Latin America, North America and Africa, assess how far events there impacted on the Revolution in France, and suggest something of the Revolution’s enduring legacy in the modern world. The Companion views the French Revolution through a deliberately wide lens. The first section deals with its global repercussions from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean and includes a discussion of major insurrections such as those in Haiti and Venezuela. Three chapters then dissect the often complex and entangled relations with other revolutionary movements, in seventeenth-century Britain, the American colonies and Meiji Japan. The focus then switches to international involvement in the events of 1789 and the circulation of ideas, people, goods and capital. In a final section contributors throw light on how the Revolution was and is still remembered across the globe, with chapters on Russia, China and Australasia. An introduction by the editors places the Revolution in its political, historical and historiographical context. The Routledge Companion to the French Revolution in World History is a timely and important contribution to scholarship of the French Revolution.


The Turks Today

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ISBN: 9781848546172
Release Date: 2011-06-23
Number of pages: 304
Author: Andrew Mango
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online The Turks Today in PDF and EPUB Eighty years have passed since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk founded the Turkish Republic out of the ruins of the Ottoman Empire and set it on the path of modernisation. He was determined that his country should be accepted as a member of the family of civilised nations. Today Turkey is a rapidly developing country, an emergent market and a medium-sized regional power with the second strongest army in NATO. It is an open country which attracts millions of tourists, thousands of foreign businessmen and hundreds of researchers. They enjoy Turkish hospitality and experience its rich landscape and history, but many find it hard to form an overall picture of the country. In this sequel to his acclaimed biography of Ataturk, Andrew Mango provides such an overall portrait, tracing the republic's development since the death of its founder and bringing to life the Turkish people and their vibrant society. The Turks Today interprets the latest academic research for a broader audience, making this highly readable book the authoritative work on modern Turkey.


The Cambridge History of Turkey

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ISBN: 9780521620963
Release Date: 2008-04-17
Number of pages: 600
Author: Reşat Kasaba
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online The Cambridge History of Turkey in PDF and EPUB Volume 4 of The Cambridge History of Turkey traces the modernization of Turkey.