The Emergence of Modern Turkey / Edition 3

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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 new chapter, 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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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the previous edition

"No one has done more to examine the interactions of the West and the Middle East.Lewis' book will remain a landmark in the study of the modern Middle East."—Foreign Affairs

"An authoritative contribution by a distinguished historian which fills a long-existing need for an interpretive study of developments in Turkey during the last two centuries."—American Historical Review

"Equally valuable for the scholar planning to explore specific lines of research, and for the teacher and journalist who have to explain and analyze developments in modern Turkey."—The Economist

"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 Literary Supplement

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195134605
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/6/2001
  • Series: Studies in Middle Eastern History Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 568
  • Sales rank: 991,700
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Bernard Lewis
Bernard Lewis
The Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University -- dubbed "the doyen of Middle Eastern studies," by The New York Times -- Islam expert Bernard Lewis has raised both awareness levels and eyebrows with topical bestsellers like What Went Wrong? and The Crisis of Islam.
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    1. Hometown:
      Princeton, New Jersey
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 31, 1916
    2. Place of Birth:
      London, England
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of London, 1936; Diplome des Etudes Semitiques, University of Paris, 1937; Ph.D., University of London,

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Note on Transciption
I. Introduction: the Sources of Turkish Civilization
Part I: The Stages of Emergence
II. The Decline of the Ottoman Empire
III. The Impact of the West
IV. The Ottoman Reform
V. The Seeds of Revolution
VI. Despotism and Enlightenment
VII. Union and Progress
VIII. The Kemalist Republic
IX. The Republic after Kemal
Part II: Aspects of Change
X. Community and Nation
XI. State and Government
XII. Religion and Culture
XIII. Elite and Class
XIV. Conclusions: the Turkish Revolution
Select Bibliography

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