Turkey: A Short History.pdf

Turkey: A Short History

Norman Stone


Stones irreverent narrative is a spur to read more about a forgotten power that is central to Europes history. (The Financial Times). Arresting authoritative and measured Stones Turkey breaks the popular mould and introduces its readers to a place beyond their presumptions. (The Sunday Times). A fanfare for modern Turkey and a vivid, provocative, often funny, always insightful account of how it came about. Stone pulls together his accomplishments as a philoturk, a philologist, controversialist and narrative historian to sweep his readers along a short crash course in Turkish origins, their history and current challenges. If you really dont know why a portrait of Ataturk hangs in almost every shop in Turkey, read this book. (The Guardian). No one else writes history he does. (Andrew Roberts). Written by a virtuoso performance historian Norman Stone, who has lived and worked in the country since 1997, this is a concise survey of Turkeys relations with its immediate neighbours and the wider world from the 11th century to the present day. Stone deftly conducts the reader through this story, from the arrival of the Seljuks in Anatolia in the eleventh century to the modern republic applying for EU membership in the twenty-first. It is an historical account of epic proportions, featuring rapacious leaders such as Genghis Khan and Tamerlane through the glories of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent to Kemal Ataturk, the reforming genius and founder of modern Turkey. At its height, the Ottoman Empire was a superpower that brought Islam to the gates of Vienna. Stone examines the reasons for the empires long decline and shows how it gave birth to the modern Turkish republic, where east and west, religion and secularism, tradition and modernity still form vibrant elements of national identity. Norman Stone brilliantly draws out the larger themes of Turkeys history, resulting in a book that is a masterly exposition of the historians craft.



Sayfa Sayısı: 192

Baskı Yılı: 2012


Dili: İngilizce
Yayınevi: Thames & Hudson

Here's a very brief overview of some of the key moments in its history. Turkey: A Brief Timeline. 6500 –, 1750BC, Asia Minor is inhabited by Neolithic tribes.

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Sofi Voighua

In Turkey: A Short History the celebrated historian Norman Stone deftly conducts the reader through the fascinating and complex story of Turkey’s past, from the arrival of the Seljuks in Anatolia in the eleventh century to the modern republic applying for EU membership in the twenty-first. It is an account of epic proportions, featuring ...

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Mattio Mazios

Turkey - Turkey - History: This entry discusses the history of modern Turkey from its formation in the aftermath of the Ottoman defeat in World War I (1914–18) until the 21st century. For discussion of earlier history of the area, see Anatolia; Ottoman Empire. Although the legal Ottoman government in Istanbul under the 36th and last Ottoman sultan, Mehmed VI …

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Noe Schulzzo

Turkey was once the seat of the powerful Seljuk and Ottoman Empires, and today is the leading secular nation in the Islamic world. At the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Turkey is a fascinating country. Dominated by Greeks, Persians, an...

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Jason Statham

It is an historical account of epic proportions, featuring rapacious leaders such as Genghis Khan and Tamerlane through the glories of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent to Kemal Atatürk, the … Turkey: A Short History, by Norman Stone, Thames & Hudson, RRP£16.95, 192 pages “There are two groups of people in this country,” an FT reader assured me soon after I arrived in Ankara in ...

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Jessica Kolhmann

It's a perfect place to travel on an archaeological tour or historical holiday. Here's a very brief overview of some of the key moments in its history. Turkey: A Brief Timeline.