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Portrait Of A Turkish Family

Author : Irfan Orga
ISBN : 9781406745849
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Decline And Fall Of The Ottoman Empire

Author : Alan Palmer
ISBN : 9780571279081
Genre : History
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Like Charles II, the sick man of Europe was 'an unconscionable time dying.' Time and time again from the seventeenth century observers predicted the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, yet it outlived all its rivals. As late as 1910 it straddled three continents. Unlike the Romanovs, Hohenzollerns or Habsburgs, the House of Osman was still recognised as an imperial dynasty during the peacemaking which followed the First World War. This book offers a fascinating overview of the Ottoman Empire's decline from the failure to take Vienna in 1683 to the abolition of the Sultanate in 1922 by Mustafa Kemal, after a revolutionary upsurge of Turkish national pride. It deals with constantly recurring problems: competing secular and religious authority; acceptance or rejection of Western ideas; greedy neighbours; population movements; and the strength or weakness of successive Sultans. The book also emphasises the challenges of the early twentieth century, when railways and oilfields gave new importance to Ottoman lands in the Middle East. Recent events have put the problems that faced the later Sultans back upon the world agenda. Names like Basra and Mosul again make the headlines. So, too, do the old empire's outposts in Albania and Macedonia in the west and the mountainous Caucasus in the east. Alan Palmer's narrative reminds us of the long, sad continuity of conflict in the Lebanon. We read of the Kurdish struggle for survival, of Armenian aspirations for independence, of the lingering interests of the Ottomans in their Libyan provinces, and of the Muslim character of Sarajevo in the troubled country that was once Yugoslavia. The Ottoman past has great relevance to the changing patterns of eastern Europe and western Asia in the twentieth century.
Category: History

John Betjeman

Author : William S. Peterson
ISBN : 0198184034
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This bibliography describes all John Betjeman's known writings, including his own books, contributions to periodicals and to books by others, lectures, and radio and television programmes.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Ottoman Lady

Author : Fanny Davis
ISBN : 0313248117
Genre : Social Science
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Titan is proud to continue its series of the lavishly reproduced Classic Bible Stories, with David the Shepherd King and St. Paul the Adventurer. The first story, drawn by Frank Bellamy, tells the story of David, the boy who slew a giant and became King of Israel. The second, drawn by Frank Hampson, features St. Paul, a Jew who converted to Christianity after experiencing a vision on the road to Damascus.
Category: Social Science


Author : Frank Westerman
ISBN : 9781407019512
Genre : Religion
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Mount Ararat in Turkey is where, as biblical tradition has it, Noah's Ark ran aground and God made his covenant with mankind. Now it stands astride the fault-line between religion and science, a geographical, political and cultural crossroads, bound up with the centuries-old history of warfare between different cultures in this region. Frank Westerman takes a pilgrimage from the mountain's foot to its highest slopes, meeting along the way geologists, priests and an expedition in search of the Ark's remains, as well as a Russian astronaut who observes that 'there is something between heaven and earth about which we humans know nothing'. Ararat is a dazzling, highly personal book about science, religion and all that lies between, by one of Europe's most celebrated young writers.
Category: Religion

Cathedrals Of The Flesh

Author : Alexia Brue
ISBN : 9781582343600
Genre : Travel
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A tour of the world's most significant bathing cultures follows the author's experiences in Turkey, Greece, Russia, Finland, and Japan, during which she samples a range of spa cultures and bathing traditions while crossing paths with fellow travelers. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Category: Travel

A Line In The Sand

Author : James Barr
ISBN : 9781849839037
Genre : History
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In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; François Georges-Picot a diplomat with a grudge. The deal they struck, which was designed to relieve tensions that threatened to engulf the Entente Cordiale, drew a line in the sand from the Mediterranean to the Persian frontier. Territory north of that stark line would go to France; land south of it, to Britain. The creation of Britain's 'mandates' of Palestine, Transjordan and Iraq, and France's in Lebanon and Syria, made the two powers uneasy neighbours for the following thirty years. Through a stellar cast of politicians, diplomats, spies and soldiers, including T. E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle, A Line in the Sand vividly tells the story of the short but crucial era when Britain and France ruled the Middle East. It explains exactly how the old antagonism between these two powers inflamed the more familiar modern rivalry between the Arabs and the Jews, and ultimately led to war between the British and French in 1941 and between the Arabs and Jews in 1948. In 1946, after many years of intrigue and espionage, Britain succeeded in ousting France from Lebanon and Syria, and hoped that, having done so, it would be able to cling on to Palestine. Using newly declassified papers from the British and French archives, James Barr brings this clandestine struggle back to life, and reveals, for the first time, the stunning way in which the French finally got their revenge.
Category: History

Dark Journey

Author : Irfan Orga
ISBN : 1906011818
Genre : Fiction
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Dark Journey is the disturbing, fast-paced story of a young Turkish woman's descent towards moral annihilation - one part The Thousand and One Nights, two parts Maupassant. Thirty years after Irfan Orga, author of the cult memoir Portrait of a Turkish Family, died, his son opened an old attach case and found a coffee-stained typescript tied up with string. This is Dark Journey, a suffocating, Oedipal drama set against the backdrop of the nascent Turkish Republic.
Category: Fiction

Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : OSU:32435065918369
Genre : Subject headings, Library of Congress
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