The Turks in World History

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Oxford University Press, Nov 11, 2004 - History - 320 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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The PreIslamic Turks and Their Precursors
Islam and Empire from the Seljuks through the Mongols
Islamic Empires from Temür to the Gunpowder Era
The Turks in the Modern World Reform and Imperialism
The Turks and Modernity Republican and Communist
The Turkic Caravan in Retrospect

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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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