The Emergence of Modern Turkey

Paperback | September 15, 2001

byBernard Lewis

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Written by renowned scholar Bernard Lewis, The Emergence of Modern Turkey has established itself as the preferred one-volume history of modern Turkey. It covers the emergence of Turkey over two centuries, from the decline and collapse of the Ottoman Empire up to the present day. In a newchapter, Lewis discusses the origins of his book in the Cold War era and the events that have taken place since its first publication in 1961. This new edition addresses Turkey's emergence as a decidedly Western-oriented power despite internal opposition from neutralists and Islamic fundamentalists.It examines such issues as Turkey's inclusion in NATO and application to the European Union, and its involvement with the politics of the Middle East. Authoritative and insightful, The Emergence of Modern Turkey remains the classic text on the history of modern Turkey.

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Written by renowned scholar Bernard Lewis, The Emergence of Modern Turkey has established itself as the preferred one-volume history of modern Turkey. It covers the emergence of Turkey over two centuries, from the decline and collapse of the Ottoman Empire up to the present day. In a newchapter, Lewis discusses the origins of his book ...

Bernard Lewis is at Princeton University (Emeritus).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:568 pages, 5.12 × 7.72 × 1.18 inPublished:September 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195134605

ISBN - 13:9780195134605

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ContentsPreface to the Third EditionPreface to the Second EditionPrefaceAcknowledgementsAbbreviationsNote on TransciptionI. Introduction: the Sources of Turkish CivilizationPart I: The Stages of EmergenceII. The Decline of the Ottoman EmpireIII. The Impact of the WestIV. The Ottoman ReformV. The Seeds of RevolutionVI. Despotism and EnlightenmentVII. Union and ProgressVIII. The Kemalist RepublicIX. The Republic after KemalPart II: Aspects of ChangeX. Community and NationXI. State and GovernmentXII. Religion and CultureXIII. Elite and ClassXIV. Conclusions: the Turkish RevolutionSelect BibliographyIndexMaps

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"The author has mobilized his unrivaled knowledge of both Turkish and Western sources to assess the significance of the Ataturk revolution and provide an essential background for the formation of judgments about contemporary Turkey's problems and prospects."--The Times LiterarySupplement