The Turks in world history

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - History - 300 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Hasan - Goodreads

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the origins and development of the Turkic people. The early introduction of an analogy of a caravan with carpet traders moving from central Asia to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Simon Jones - Goodreads

Good as a high level overview and particularly in as much as it treated the whole sweep of Turkic history from the Xiongnu to the Huns and Bulgars to the Seljuks to the Mongols, Ottomans and Mughals ... Read full review


The PreIslamic Turks and Their Precursors
Islam and Empire from the Seljuks through the Mongols
Islamic Empires from Temiir to the Gunpowder Era

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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.

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