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This concise account of the life and career of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881--1938), the formidable "founder of modern Turkey", offers a substantial revaluation of a key figure in modern history, and also an introduction to the Turkish republic itself. It is a timely study with Turkey again at the centre of international attention, as Islamic fundamentalists challenge many of Ataturk's westernising and secularizing reforms, and as the regional aftershocks of the Soviet collapse reopen profound questions about Turkey's nature, role and relationships Ataturk had sought to settle for good.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 142.24 x 218.44 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138836478
  • 9781138836471

Table of contents

1. The Making of Mustafa Kemal: Acquisition of Power.
2. Early Career.
3. Moment of Decision.
4. Foundation of the National Movement.
5. Relations with Istanbul.
6. Civil War.
7. War.
8. Modernization, Westernization and Reform.
9. Politics, Opposition and Conspiracy.
10. The Closing Years.
Further Reading.
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