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Winds of Eden

by Catrin Collier Accent Press (November 10, 2014)

The Art of Avaz and Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Foundations and Contexts

by Amir Koushkani & Rob Simms Lexington Books (January 20, 2012)

The Art of Avaz and Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Foundations and Contexts, by Rob Simms and Amir Koushkani, examines the traditional art of singing classical Persian poetry, as represented by its greatest living...

Lords of the Horizons

by Jason Goodwin Henry Holt and Co. (June 09, 2014)

Since the Turks first shattered the glory of the French crusaders in 1396, the Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds. For six hundred years, the Empire swelled and declined. Islamic,...

The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusades: Extracted and Translated from the Chronicle of Ibn Al-Qalanisi

by H. A. R. Gibb Dover Publications (November 08, 2012)

Remarkable contemporary account of early Crusades by one of Damascus' leading citizens covers events of 1097–1159. Based on both written and oral reports, colorful narrative relates every particular of life...

1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

by Roger Crowley Hachette Books (February 12, 2013)

A gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today.

The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history and the end of the Byzantium Empire. Roger...

Understanding Turkey's Kurdish Question

by Ali Sarihan, Fevzi Bilgin, Kilic Bugra Kanat & Oral Çalislar et al. Lexington Books (June 20, 2013)

This book, comprising chapters by leading experts, delves into the complicated nature of Turkey’s Kurdish issue. Contributors discusses the evolution of Kurdish nationalism, the contemporary Kurdish movement...

Historical Dictionary of the Ottoman Empire

by Selcuk Aksin Somel Scarecrow Press (February 13, 2003)

Here you will find an in-depth treatise covering the political social, and economic history of the Ottoman Empire, the last member of the lineage of the Near Eastern and Mediterranean empires and the only one...

A Shameful Act

by Taner Akçam Metropolitan Books (August 20, 2007)

A landmark assessment of Turkish culpability in the Armenian genocide, the first history of its kind by a Turkish historian

In 1915, under the cover of a world war, some one million Armenians were killed through...

Victory at Gallipoli, 1915

by Klaus Wolf Pen and Sword Military (April 30, 2020)

The German contribution in a famous Turkish victory at Gallipoli has been overshadowed by the Mustafa Kemal legend. The commanding presence of German General Liman von Sanders in the operations is well known....

Sword and Scimitar

by Raymond Ibrahim & Victor Davis Hanson Da Capo Press (August 27, 2018)

A sweeping history of the often-violent conflict between Islam and the West, shedding a revealing light on current hostilities

The West and Islam -- the sword and scimitar -- have clashed since the mid-seventh...

Empress of the East

by Leslie Peirce Basic Books (September 18, 2017)

The "fascinating . . . lively" story of the Russian slave girl Roxelana, who rose from concubine to become the only queen of the Ottoman empire (New York Times).

In Empress of the East, historian Leslie Peirce...


by Bettany Hughes Da Capo Press (September 18, 2017)

Istanbul has long been a place where stories and histories collide, where perception is as potent as fact.

From the Koran to Shakespeare, this city with three names--Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul -- resonates...

Ottoman Odyssey

by Alev Scott Pegasus Books (May 07, 2019)

An exploration of the contemporary influence of the Ottoman Empire on the wider world, as the author uncovers the new Ottoman legacy across Europe and the Middle East.

Alev Scott’s odyssey began when she looked...

Midnight at the Pera Palace

by Charles King & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (September 15, 2014)

At midnight, December 31, 1925, citizens of the newlyproclaimed Turkish Republic celebrated the New Year. For the first time ever,they had agreed to use a nationally unified calendar and clock.

Yet in Istanbul--an...

The Sultans

by Noel Barber & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (August 03, 2012)

This brilliantly readable work of history tells the bizarre story of the Ottoman Empire as seen through the lives of its extravagant and tyrannical sultans. With their absolute power, their love of pomp, and...

The Last Crusaders

by Barnaby Rogerson Abrams Press (March 28, 2011)

The Crusades were the bridge between medievl and modern history, between feudalism and colonialism. In many ways, the lttle explored later Crusades were the most significant of them all, for thy made the crisis...

Out of Istanbul

by Bernard Ollivier & Dan Golembeski Skyhorse (June 18, 2019)

Acclaimed journalist Bernard Ollivier begins his epic journey on foot across the Silk Road.

Upon retirement at the age of sixty-two, and grieving his deceased wife, renowned journalist Bernard Ollivier felt...

Empire and Belonging in the Eurasian Borderlands

by Krista A. Goff & Lewis H. Siegelbaum Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

Empire and Belonging in the Eurasian Borderlands engages with the evolving historiography around the concept of belonging in the Russian and Ottoman empires. The contributors to this book argue that the popular...

Empress of the East

by Leslie Peirce Icon Books Ltd (September 06, 2018)

Abducted by slave traders from her home in Ruthenia – modern-day Ukraine – around 1515, Roxelana was brought to Istanbul and trained in the palace harem as a concubine for Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent,...

The Armenian Events Of Adana In 1909

by Yücel Güçlü Hamilton Books (May 31, 2018)

The purpose of the book is twofold: first, to give an accurate and reasonably complete narrative account of the Armenian events of 1909 and their aftermath in the province of Adana and the developments leading...

Historical Dictionary of Turkey

by Metin Heper, Duygu Öztürk-Tunçel & Nur Bilge Criss Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 23, 2018)

The fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Turkey covers Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey through a time span of more than six centuries. It presents the basic characteristics of the two periods...

Dark Pasts

by Jennifer M. Dixon Cornell University Press (November 15, 2018)

Over the past two decades, many states have heard demands that they recognize and apologize for historic wrongs. Such calls have not elicited uniform or predictable responses. While some states have apologized...

The Spirit of the Laws

by Taner Akçam & Umit Kurt Berghahn Books (July 01, 2015)

Pertinent to contemporary demands for reparations from Turkey is the relationship between law and property in connection with the Armenian Genocide. This book examines the confiscation of Armenian properties...

Sword and Scimitar

by Raymond Ibrahim Da Capo Press (August 28, 2018)

A sweeping history of the often-violent conflict between Islam and the West, shedding a revealing light on current hostilities

The West and Islam--the sword and the scimitar--have clashed since the mid-seventh...

The Rise of the Ottoman Empire - History 5th Grade | Children's Renaissance Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

The Ottoman Empire was one of the most popular empires in history. This book will discuss the many facts of the Ottoman Empire, along with the notable achievements achieved during their time. Learning about...

Whose Bosnia?

by Edin Hajdarpasic Cornell University Press (September 30, 2015)

As the site of the assassination that triggered World War I and the place where the term "ethnic cleansing" was invented during the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s, Bosnia has become a global symbol of nationalist...

Zones of Rebellion

by Aysegul Aydin & Cem Emrence Cornell University Press (April 23, 2015)

How do insurgents and governments select their targets? Which ideological discourses and organizational policies do they adopt to win civilian loyalties and control territory? Aysegul Aydin and Cem Emrence suggest...

Blood Ties

by İpek Yosmaoğlu Cornell University Press (November 15, 2013)

The region that is today the Republic of Macedonia was long the heart of the Ottoman Empire in Europe. It was home to a complex mix of peoples and faiths who had for hundreds of years lived together in relative...

Limits of Westernization

by Perin E. Gürel Columbia University Press (May 30, 2017)

In a 2001 poll, Turks ranked the United States highest when asked: “Which country is Turkey’s best friend in international relations?” When the pollsters reversed the question—“Which country is Turkey’s...

The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East

by Eugene Rogan Basic Books (March 10, 2015)

"To have written a page-turner as well as an accurate and comprehensive history of the Ottoman struggle for survival is a remarkable achievement." --Wall Street Journal

By 1914 the powers of Europe were sliding...

Ancient Rulers and Their Empires-Children's Ancient History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Gaining power and influence presents a good learning topic for children. As young as they are, they should be able to understand all the responsibilities that come with power and even wealth. This Ancient Rulers...

The Making of Selim

by H. Erdem Cipa Indiana University Press (February 28, 2017)

The father of the legendary Ottoman sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, Selim I ("The Grim") set the stage for centuries of Ottoman supremacy by doubling the size of the empire. Conquering Eastern Anatolia, Syria,...

Empress of the East

by Leslie Peirce Basic Books (September 19, 2017)

The extraordinary story of the Russian slave girl Roxelana, who rose from concubine to become the only queen of the Ottoman empire

In Empress of the East, historian Leslie Peirce tells the remarkable story of...

Hrant Dink: An Armenian Voice of the Voiceless in Turkey

by Tuba Candar, Maureen Freely & Gerard Libaridian Transaction Publishers (January 05, 2016)

This is the biography of Hrant Dink, a Turkish-Armenian journalist and political activist. He worked for the democratic rights of all Turkish citizens, including the right to speak freely about the genocide...

Sacred Justice: The Voices and Legacy of the Armenian Operation Nemesis

by Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy & Gerard Libaridian Transaction Publishers (February 28, 2015)

Sacred Justice is a cross-genre book that uses narrative, memoir, unpublished letters, and other primary and secondary sources to tell the story of a group of Armenian men who organized Operation Nemesis, a...

Daily Life in the Abyss

by Vahé Tachjian Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

Historical research into the Armenian Genocide has grown tremendously in recent years, but much of it has focused on large-scale questions related to Ottoman policy or the scope of the killing. Consequently,...

The Year of the Sword

by David Gaunt, Naures Atto & Soner O. Barthoma Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

The mass killing of Ottoman Armenians is today widely recognized, both within and outside scholarly circles, as an act of genocide. What is less well known, however, is that it took place within a broader context...

Genocide in the Ottoman Empire

by George N. Shirinian Berghahn Books (February 01, 2017)

The final years of the Ottoman Empire were catastrophic ones for its non-Turkish, non-Muslim minorities. From 1913 to 1923, its rulers deported, killed, or otherwise persecuted staggering numbers of citizens...

Not Even My Name

by Thea Halo Picador (March 31, 2007)

A riveting account of exile from Turkish genocide, brought to light for the first time ever in Sano Halo's personal story

Not Even My Name exposes the genocide carried out during and after WW I in Turkey, which...

Winds of Eden

by Catrin Collier Accent Press (November 10, 2014)

With the dreaded Family Reunion looming over her head - and a broken heart to boot - Augusta Josephine Burnette takes matters in hand and leaves her hometown for a job in a seaside resort. The setting is elegance...

Turkey and the West: From Neutrality to Commitment

by Yusuf Turan Çetiner UPA (December 16, 2014)

Turkey and the West discusses the Turkish foreign policy that was pursued in the post-Atatürk period of 1938 to 1958. It offers a reinterpretation of Turkey’s uneasy shift from neutrality to join the Western...

Full Moon over Noah's Ark

by Rick Antonson Skyhorse (April 12, 2016)

Acclaimed travel writer Rick Antonson sets his adventurous compass on Mount Ararat, exploring the region's long history, religious mysteries, and complex politics.

Mount Ararat is the most fabled mountain in...

The Fall of Constantinople

by 50 minutes 50Minutes.com (April 25, 2016)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of the Fall of Constantinople in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Fall of Constantinople....

Antioch on the Orontes: A History and a Guide

by Jørgen Christensen-Ernst Hamilton Books (November 08, 2012)

Two thousand years ago, Antioch on the Orontes River was the third most important city in the Roman Empire. Today, it is a small Turkish town of 200,000. Jørgen Christensen-Ernst provides an in-depth biography...

State and Intellectuals in Turkey: The Life and Times of Niyazi Berkes, 1908-1988

by Sakir Dincsahin Lexington Books (September 17, 2015)

Niyazi Berkes, a prominent figure in Turkish political thought, lived through the transitional period in which the Republic of Turkey was founded on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire. Berkes’s political and...

Greek Orthodox Music in Ottoman Istanbul: Nation and Community in the Era of Reform

by Merih Erol Indiana University Press (December 07, 2015)

During the late Ottoman period (1856-1922), a time of contestation about imperial policy toward minority groups, music helped the Ottoman Greeks in Istanbul define themselves as a distinct cultural group. A...

Music and the Armenian Diaspora: Searching for Home in Exile

by Sylvia Angelique Alajaji Indiana University Press (September 07, 2015)

Survivors of the Armenian genocide of 1915 and their descendants have used music to adjust to a life in exile and counter fears of obscurity. In this nuanced and richly detailed study, Sylvia Angelique Alajaji...