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Scramble for the Past: A Study of Archaeology in the Ottoman

Although very different in terms of subject matter, all three books reviewed here offer fascinating insights into the ways writers over time have employed a variety of strategies in an attempt to emphasize the superiority of the western way of life over others.

Scramble for the Past A Study of Archaeology in the
 

Scramble for the Past: A Study of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire
1753-1914

By Zainab Bahrami, Zeynep Çelik, 
Edhem Eldem

İstanbul: SALT Garanti Kültür, 2011, 520 pages, ISBN 9789944730270. 


American-Turkish Encounters: Politics and Culture 1830-1989

By Nur Bilge Criss, Selçuk Esenbel, 
Tony Greenwood, Louis Mazzari

Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011, 410 pages, ISBN 1443832057.


Istanbul: A Cultural History

By Peter Clark

Northampton, MA: Interlink Books, 2012, 266 pages, ISBN 9781566568456.


Although very different in terms of subject matter, all three books reviewed here offer fascinating insights into the ways writers over time have employed a variety of strategies in an attempt to emphasize the superiority of the western way of life over others.

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