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Turkey: The Quest for Identity

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  56 Ratings  ·  4 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 2003)
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Hasrizal Jamil
Nov 19, 2007 rated it really liked it
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
Cem Ertül
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really concise and well written. The author manages to tell the story of Modern Turkey in 200 pages. The result is a short but remarkably dense book. Every sentence is full of information and requires attentive reading. Ahmad focuses nearly exclusively on political history and does some excellent historical analysis. If you want a more comprehensive approach to modern Turkish History, maybe you need another (and probably larger) book, however this book manages to provide you with most of the kno ...more
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Sep 18, 2011 rated it liked it

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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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