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Turkey: The Quest for Identity

3.37 of 5 stars 3.37  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  3 reviews
This concise history tells the story of Turkey, a country caught between the ideologies of East and West. Feroz Ahmad provides a full survey of Turkey's chequered history, from its beginnings as a disparate group of tribes to its status as the first secular republic in the Islamic world. In addition to providing a detailed account of the key cultural, economic and social e ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Oneworld Publications (first published January 1st 274)
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Hasrizal Jamil
The book is good to help us understand the ideological development within the Turkish contemporary political parties, through the exhaustive historical analysis presented by the Feroz Ahmed

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3.0 out of 5 stars A good choice as a 2nd view on Turkish history in English, 6 Aug 2009

This review is from: Turkey: The Quest for Identity: A Short History (Paperback)
Feroz Ahmad's "Turkey the quest for identity" is a good choice as a 2nd book to get different perspectives and outfilling information for the English speaking reader who wants an introduction to Turkish history.

It is several reasons why it is not a good only choice:

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