The Turks in World History
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The Turks in World History

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Beginning in Inner Asia two thousand years ago, the Turks have migrated and expanded to form today's Turkish Republic, five post-Soviet republics, other societies across Eurasia, and a global diaspora. For the first time in a single, accessible volume, this book traces the Turkic peoples' trajectory from steppe, to empire, to nation-state. Cultural, economic, social, and political history unite in these pages to illuminate the projection of Turkic identity across space and time and the profound transformations marked successively by the Turks' entry into Islam and into modernity.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.7 x 19mm | 362.87g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 23 halftones, 5 maps
  • 0195177266
  • 9780195177268
  • 371,737

About Carter Vaughn Findley

Carter Vaughn Findley is Professor of History at Ohio State University. He is the author of Ottoman Civil Officialdom: A Social History and Bureaucratic Reform in the Ottoman Empire: The Sublime Porte, 1789-1922, as well as a co-author of Twentieth-Century World, among other titles. He is a past president of the World History Association and the Turkish Studies Association.show more

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a magisterial account of the history of the Turks from their origins to the 20th century. It is written by a scholar in total command of the material and the sources but in a style that brings specialist knowledge to the general reader. It is a book that asks and answers big questions with assurance and authority. * Noel Brehony, President of BRISMES *show more

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