Islam In Modern Turkey

February 28, 2021|
Islam In Modern Turkey by Kim Shively
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This book provides a survey of Islam in Turkey since the founding of the modern republic in 1923. It examines the secularising policies of Turkey''s founders and how these policies have shaped the development of religious institutions and social expectations around religious practice up to the present day.

A special emphasis is on the relationship between religion and politics, with chapters focusing on state-based religious institutions, religious education, Sufi orders and religious communities, Alevism, Islamic-oriented political parties, and the effects of economic liberalization on the practice of Islam in Turkey.

Readers will also learn about the political and social developments that contributed to the rise of the current Islamist government of the Justice and Development Party. In this way, Islam in Turkey provides vital historical context for understanding both the rise of the controversial President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and current events in Turkey and the Middle East more broadly.

Title:Islam In Modern TurkeyFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.98 inPublished:February 28, 2021Publisher:Edinburgh University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1474440142

ISBN - 13:9781474440141

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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