A Traveller's History of Turkey

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A Traveller's History of Turkey offers a full and accurate portrait of the region from Prehistory right up to the present day. Particular emphasis is given to those aspects of history which have left their mark in the sites and monuments that are still visible today.
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Overview

A Traveller's History of Turkey offers a full and accurate portrait of the region from Prehistory right up to the present day. Particular emphasis is given to those aspects of history which have left their mark in the sites and monuments that are still visible today.
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Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
One of an excellent new series of brief histories.
Library Journal
Stoneman gives a spare but lively overview of the country that stands as the historic meeting place of East and West. He concisely reviews Turkey's past history, from prehistoric Anatolia, the Hittite age, the Persian conquest, the rule of Alexander the Great, the impact of Rome, the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and the Ataturk years, to modern-day Turkey. The book helps the visitor make sense of the country against the background of its diverse heritage. Appended are a chronology of major events and battles; a list of native rulers; recommended further reading; and a gazetteer, which is cross-referenced to the main text and highlights sites, towns, and places of historical significance. Illustrated with maps and line drawings, this will be a valuable companion for visitors seeking to learn about this fascinating country. Recommended for general collections.-- Susan Fifer Canby, National Geographic Soc. Lib., Washington, D.C.
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Published by Interlink Books, 99 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566566209
  • Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Series: The Traveller's History Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 278,647
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Prehistoric Anatolia 1
Ch. 2 The Hittite age, 2000-1250 B.C. 9
Ch. 3 From the Dark Ages to the Persian conquest, 1250-494 B.C. 21
Ch. 4 The Persian Empire at war with the Greeks, 494-334 B.C. 39
Ch. 5 Alexander the Great and his legacy, 334-133 B.C. 55
Ch. 6 The impact of Rome, 193B.C. - A.D. 330 71
Ch. 7 The Byzantine Empire, from the foundation of Constantinople to the Battle of Manzikert, A.D. 330-1071 89
Ch. 8 The Byzantine Empire and the Turks, 1071-1461 111
Ch. 9 The Ottoman Empire I : the age of expansion, 1453-1699 133
Ch. 10 The Ottoman Empire II : the sick man of Europe, 1699-1909 149
Ch. 11 The Ataturk years, 1909-1938 168
Ch. 12 Modern Turkey, 1939-present 183
Map 1 Prehistoric and Bronze Age Asia minor 2
Map 2 Greek and Roman Asia minor 72
Map 3 The Byzantine Empire c. 1025 104
Map 4 Byzantine and Selcuk Asia minor in the eleventh and twelfth centuries 116
Map 5 The Ottoman Empire c. 1676 143
Map 6 Contemporary Turkey 193
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2001

    Recommended

    This book gives an overall account of the history of Turkey. Highly readible and easy to absorb. The reason I give four star is that I would like to show my respect to the authors who wrote more detailed books on this country. You will enjoy this book very much, go for it !

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