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The heritage of Manzikert: the myth of national identity

Carole Hillenbrand

in Turkish Myth and Muslim Symbol: The Battle of Manzikert

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625727
eISBN:
9780748671359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625727.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter shows the versatility of the Manzikert myth and how this eleventh-century battle serves as a key symbol in the formation of the Turkish Republic almost a millennium later. Atatürk's ... More


The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire

Taner Akçam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153339
eISBN:
9781400841844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153339.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Introducing new evidence from more than 600 secret Ottoman documents, this book demonstrates in detail that the Armenian Genocide and the expulsion of Greeks from the late Ottoman Empire resulted ... More


The Turkish Press in Egypt

Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu

in The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774163975
eISBN:
9781617971051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163975.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Between 1828 and 1947, a total of sixty-four Turkish newspapers and magazines were published in Egypt. They fall into five historical stages: periodicals intended for Egypt’s Turkish speakers; ... More


The Victory of Radical Republicanism

Banu Turnaoğlu

in The Formation of Turkish Republicanism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172743
eISBN:
9781400885220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172743.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses how in the aftermath of the War of Independence, the abolition of the monarchy in 1922 was followed by the monarch's flight from the country, ushering in a smooth establishment ... More


A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity

Michael Meeker

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225268
eISBN:
9780520929128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225268.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This study of modern Turkey is the result of many years of ethnographic fieldwork and archival research. The author combines anthropological and historical methods to examine the transition from the ... More


The War of Independence (1919–22): Road to the Independent Turkish Republic

Banu Turnaoğlu

in The Formation of Turkish Republicanism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172743
eISBN:
9781400885220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172743.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter talks about how Turkish historiography has long overlooked the Republic's origins in earlier successive revolutions, above all the Constitutional Revolution of 1876, and later the Young ... More


Sorrowful Shores: Violence, Ethnicity, and the End of the Ottoman Empire 1912-1923

Ryan Gingeras

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199561520
eISBN:
9780191721076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561520.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The birth of the Turkish Republic was an event borne out of immense bloodshed and carnage. During the decade leading up to the end of the Ottoman Empire and the ascendancy of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, ... More


Atatürk: An Intellectual Biography

M. Sükrü Hanioglu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175829
eISBN:
9781400885572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175829.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

When Mustafa Kemal Atatürk became the first president of Turkey in 1923, he set about transforming his country into a secular republic where nationalism sanctified by science would reign supreme as ... More


Debating a Modern Caliphate

Mona Hassan

in Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691166780
eISBN:
9781400883714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166780.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the contentious debates among modernist and traditional Muslim scholars in the Turkish Republic and Egypt over the future of the caliphate. Scholars and intellectuals on both ... More


Fin-de-Siècle Salonica

M. Şükrü Hanioğlu

in Atatürk: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175829
eISBN:
9781400885572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175829.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's childhood in the ancient Macedonian capital of Salonica. The future founder of the Turkish Republic was born one winter, either in 1880 or in 1881. His ... More


Conclusion: Passion for the Waiting

Cengiz Sisman

in The Burden of Silence: Sabbatai Sevi and the Evolution of the Ottoman-Turkish Donmes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190244057
eISBN:
9780190244071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244057.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Judaism

After summarizing the main arguments of the book, the conclusion discusses what happened to the Dönme community, and their struggle against assimilation in the Turkish Republic after the 1920s. It ... More


The Ottoman Empire

Mustafa Aksakal

in Empires at War: 1911-1923

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702511
eISBN:
9780191772207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702511.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History, European Modern History

This chapter investigates the revolutions in the social and political organization of the Ottoman imperial domains – the Balkans and today’s “Middle East” – from the 1908 Young Turk Revolution to the ... More


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