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The Making of the Arab Intellectual Empire Public Sphere and

The Making of the Arab Intellectual Empire, Public Sphere and the Colonial Coordinates of Selfhood

History of Arab intellectuals has received a renewed academic attention after the Arab world demonstrated its ability to go through the...

Japan s Foreign Aid to Africa Angola and Mozambique within

Japan’s Foreign Aid to Africa Angola and Mozambique within the TICAD Process

Pedro Amakasu Raposo’s Japan’s Foreign Aid to Africa was published exactly at the right time when this subject is receiving remarkable attention...

Prospect Theory and Foreign Policy Analysis in the Asia Pacific

Prospect Theory and Foreign Policy Analysis in the Asia Pacific Rational Leaders and Risky Behavior

Theory, or the principles that help one organise, understand and interpret facts in a better manner, is the central pillar around which any...

Turkish-Greek Relations Rapprochement Civil Society and the Politics of Friendship

Turkish-Greek Relations Rapprochement, Civil Society and the Politics of Friendship

Leonidas Karakatsanis’ book looks at the reconciliation efforts between Turkey and Greece which, according to the author, resemble a pendulum that...

Visions of the Ottoman World in Renaissance Europe

Visions of the Ottoman World in Renaissance Europe

Over the past three decades, Ottoman studies continues to be enriched by new topics and methodologies, revising old nationalistic historiography...

Controversies in Contemporary Islam

Controversies in Contemporary Islam

This book is structured in terms of a number of issues that are controversial among Muslims or between Muslims and others. It is based on the...

M siki İnkıl bı nın Sosyolojisi Klasik Türk Müziği Geleneğinde

Mûsiki İnkılâbı’nın Sosyolojisi: Klasik Türk Müziği Geleneğinde Süreklilik ve Değişim

There is a recent growing interest in Ottoman/Turkish music, fostering new research initiatives in the field based on different approaches,...

Women s Voices Across the World for Justice

Women’s Voices Across the World for Justice

The three books reviewed here focus on one of the most prevalent forms of discrimination: Gender Injustice. Everywhere in the world women tend to...

Testing Times in Turco-American Relations

Testing Times in Turco-American Relations

Turkey’s relations with the United States have seldom been at such a low point. In late February 2014, 84 former lawmakers, ambassadors and...

Ethnicity Nationalism and Conflict in the South Caucasus Nagorno-Karabakh and

Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Conflict in the South Caucasus: Nagorno-Karabakh and the Legacy of Soviet Nationalities Policy

The Soviet Union, which has two contradictory definitions (“Prison of Peoples” and “Free Association of Peoples”), is seen as the perpetrator of...

Israel and the United States Six Decades of US-Israeli Relations

Israel and the United States Six Decades of US-Israeli Relations

Robert O. Freedman’s edited volume, Israel and the United States: Six Decades of U.S.-Israeli Relations, is a compilation of an interesting...

Turkey Facing East Islam Modernity and Foreign Policy

Turkey Facing East: Islam Modernity and Foreign Policy

The relationship between Islam and foreign policy has become the subject of a number of volumes in recent years as scholars seek to understand the...

African Agency in International Politics

African Agency in International Politics

The use of the concept of agency in relation to Africa’s foreign relations has, up to now, been very limited. This has often related to the actions...

Turkey Modern Architectures in History

Turkey: Modern Architectures in History

This book is written as part of the series on “Modern Architectures in History.” Yet, it covers much more than architecture and urbanism in modern...

Democracy Islam and Secularism in Turkey

Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey

Democracy, Islam and Secularism in Turkey, edited by Ahmet Kuru and Alfred Stepan, decribes the so-called “Turkish model” in detail, while trying...

The Rise of China and Chinese International Relations

The Rise of China and Chinese International Relations

The discussion of China’s growing prominence in international life has attracted the increasing attention of policy-makers, the public and scholars...

Muslims in Modern Turkey Kemalism Modernism and the Revolt of

Muslims in Modern Turkey Kemalism, Modernism and the Revolt of the Islamic Intellectuals

Muslims in Modern Turkey: Kemalism, Modernism and the Revolt of the Islamic Intellectuals presents a comprehensive overview of contemporary Turkish...

The Seljuks of Anatolia Court and Society in the Medieval

The Seljuks of Anatolia: Court and Society in the Medieval Middle East

The recent book edited by A.C.S. Peacock and Sara Nur Yıldız, The Seljuks of Anatolia: Court and Society in the Medieval Middle East, demonstrates...

The Future of Religious Freedom Global Challenges

The Future of Religious Freedom Global Challenges

Recently, there has been a growing body of literature on the multifaceted relationship between religion, politics and security in both national and...

Türkiye Dış Politikası İlkeler Aktörler Uygulamalar

Türkiye Dış Politikası İlkeler, Aktörler, Uygulamalar

Ali Balcı’s book, Türkiye Dış Politikası: İlkeler, Aktörler, Uygulamalar (Turkish Foreign Policy: Principles, Actors, Practices), contains...

The Young Turks Crime Against Humanity The Armenian Genocide and

The Young Turks’ Crime Against Humanity The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire

What happened in 1915 is a much debated issue by scholars and researchers as well as politicians. Turkey’s official position labeling other claims...

The Berlin-Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany s Bid

The Berlin-Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany’s Bid for World Power

Sean McMeekin’s book is a critical reading of the history of German involvement in the Middle East during World War I. It is specifically a...

Healing the Nation Prisoners of War Medicine and Nationalism in

Healing the Nation Prisoners of War, Medicine and Nationalism in Turkey, 1914-1939

Over the past decade, the social and political history of Ottoman/Turkish medicine has been growing as a new and potent field of study; Yücel...

Return of a King The Battle for Afghanistan 1839-42

Return of a King The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42

William Dalrymple, famed British historian and writer, is widely considered as the leading modern scholar on South Asia and, especially, the...

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