Turkey Rediscovered: A Land Between Tradition And Modernity by Klaus ReichertTurkey Rediscovered: A Land Between Tradition And Modernity by Klaus Reichert

Turkey Rediscovered: A Land Between Tradition And Modernity

byKlaus ReichertTranslated byEugene H. Hayworth

Hardcover | December 15, 2016

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This book, available for the first time in English, is an exhilarating journey through Turkey’s history and a perceptive look at the interactions between secularism, religion, and multiethnic identity.

Without a guide and driven only by his own curiosity, Klaus Reichert travels to Anatolia, Istanbul, and the Aegean coast. He explores the strip of land where Adam and Eve are said to have settled after their expulsion from the Garden of Eden, and where Moses struck water from stone. While following in the footsteps of the brilliant architect Mimar Sinan and investigating the mysteries of his mosques, Reichert speaks to an old stonemason and a young teacher, visits one of the last remaining colonies of a rare breed of ibis, and walks the wide expanses surrounding the archaeological sites of western Turkey. Finally, he draws parallels between Kilim weaving, minimal music, and modernity as a whole. Under Reichert’s gaze, what is seen and learned becomes a colorful and provocative collection of images and patterns.

A one-of-a-kind travelogue that touches on Turkey’s traditions, natural history, and political divisions, Turkey Rediscovered shows us a new side to a land we thought we already knew.
Klaus Reichert is a German literary critic, author, translator, and publisher. Eugene H. Hayworth is the translator of several works of contemporary German fiction and nonfiction, including Jen’s Mühling’s A Journey into Russia.
Title:Turkey Rediscovered: A Land Between Tradition And ModernityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:120 pages, 5.5 × 5 × 0.8 inPublished:December 15, 2016Publisher:Haus PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909961086

ISBN - 13:9781909961081


Table of Contents

Anatolian Journal
Aegean Journal
Mimar Sinan: the Euclid of his Age
Something about Kilims

Editorial Reviews

“Klaus Reichert is a traveller full of ideas and erudition . . . wise enough to be humbled by the intellect and symbolism of classical Ottoman architecture or curious enough to lose himself in the spontaneous rhythms of traditional Turkish flat weaves.”