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Conversations with journalists, academics and writers on Turkey and its region. New episode every two weeks.

Turkey Book Talk William Armstrong

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Conversations with journalists, academics and writers on Turkey and its region. New episode every two weeks.

    Hakan Özoğlu on Mark Bristol and the founding of US-Turkey ties in the 20th century

    Hakan Özoğlu on Mark Bristol and the founding of US-Turkey ties in the 20th century

    Hakan Özoğlu, professor of history and director of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Central Florida, on “The Decline of the Ottoman Empire and the Rise of the Turkish Republic: Observations of an American Diplomat, 1919-1927” (Edinburgh University Press).

    Based on tens of thousands of primary documents from US and Turkish archives, as well as private letters and memoirs, the book examines the work of Admiral Mark L. Bristol, US high commissioner in Istanbul as the Ottoman Empire collapsed and the Republic of Turkey was founded in 1923.

    Compared with many European diplomats at the period, Bristol had a relatively pro-Turkish, pro-Muslim perspective. His recommendations from Istanbul helped shape US policy and also helped lay the foundations of the strategic partnership between Washington and Ankara during the later Cold War years.

    Become a member to support Turkey Book Talk. Members get a 35% discount on all Turkey/Ottoman History books published by IB Tauris/Bloomsbury, transcripts of every interview, transcripts of the whole archive, and over 200 reviews covering Turkish and international fiction, history and politics. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2998854&fan_landing=true

    • 35 min
    Çiğdem Oğuz on moral panic and westernisation in the late Ottoman era and today

    Çiğdem Oğuz on moral panic and westernisation in the late Ottoman era and today

    Çiğdem Oğuz, research fellow at the University of Bologna’s Department of History and Cultures, on “Moral Crisis in the Ottoman Empire: Society, Politics and Gender during WWI” (IB Tauris/Bloomsbury).

    The book examines debates about morality in the late Ottoman era, when mounting European cultural influence triggered anxiety about the loss of traditional religious values among many.

    Become a member to support Turkey Book Talk. Members get a 30% discount on all Turkey/Ottoman History books published by IB Tauris/Bloomsbury, transcripts of every interview, transcripts of the whole archive, and over 200 reviews covering Turkish and international fiction, history and politics. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2998854&fan_landing=true

    • 29 min
    Murat Siviloğlu on the emergence of public opinion in the late Ottoman Empire

    Murat Siviloğlu on the emergence of public opinion in the late Ottoman Empire

    Murat R. Siviloğlu, assistant professor in Turkish Cultural History at Trinity College Dublin, on “The Emergence of Public Opinion: State and Society in the Late Ottoman Empire” (Cambridge University Press). 

    The idea of “public opinion” is generally associated with the emergence of a middle class, independent of the state, in Western Europe in the 19th century. The Ottoman Empire is generally seen as outside this process, but Siviloğlu argues that Ottoman society developed a realm of “public opinion” that had a crucial effect on political developments in the late 19th century.

    Become a member to support Turkey Book Talk. Members get a 30% discount on all Turkey/Ottoman History books published by IB Tauris/Bloomsbury, transcripts of every interview, transcripts of the whole archive, and over 200 reviews covering Turkish and international fiction, history and politics. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2998854&fan_landing=true

    • 34 min
    Ramazan Aras on the past and present of the Turkey-Syria border

    Ramazan Aras on the past and present of the Turkey-Syria border

    Ramazan Aras, professor of social and cultural anthropology at Istanbul‘s Ibn Haldun University, on “The Wall: The Making and Unmaking of the Turkish-Syrian Border” (Palgrave Macmillan).

    The book examines the effect on local Kurdish communities of the foundation of the Turkey-Syria border in 1923 and its hardening in subsequent decades, leading most recently to Turkey‘s building of a hi-tech security wall along the length of the border.

    Become a member to support Turkey Book Talk. Members get a 30% discount on all Turkey/Ottoman History books published by IB Tauris/Bloomsbury, transcripts of every interview, transcripts of the whole archive, and over 200 reviews covering Turkish and international fiction, history and politics. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2998854&fan_landing=true

    • 43 min
    Maureen Freely on rediscovering leftist Turkish novelist Suat Derviş

    Maureen Freely on rediscovering leftist Turkish novelist Suat Derviş

    Maureen Freely discusses the eventful life of leftist woman novelist Suat Derviş (1904-1972), as well as her recently published translation of Derviş‘s “In the Shadow of the Yalı” (Other Press).

    Become a member to support Turkey Book Talk. Members get a 30% discount on all Turkey/Ottoman History books published by IB Tauris/Bloomsbury, transcripts of every interview, transcripts of the whole archive, and over 200 reviews covering Turkish and international fiction, history and politics. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2998854&fan_landing=true

    • 28 min
    Marc David Baer on the Ottomans as khans, caesars and caliphs

    Marc David Baer on the Ottomans as khans, caesars and caliphs

    Marc David Baer, professor of international history at the London School of Economics and Political Science, on “The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars and Caliphs” (Basic Books).

    The book makes the case that the Ottoman Empire is an inseparable part of European history - not as antithesis of the Christian West but as an intimate and active participant in the continent‘s shifting cultural and political tides.

    Become a member to support Turkey Book Talk. Members get a 30% discount on all Turkey/Ottoman History books published by IB Tauris/Bloomsbury, transcripts of every interview, transcripts of the whole archive, and over 200 reviews covering Turkish and international fiction, history and politics. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2998854&fan_landing=true

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Just finished my first ep and it definitely was worth the time. Some of the things I had known already but it was great to get a bit more detail the Africans here and their journey. Well done William.

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Harika

Türkiye çalışanlar için çok faydalı bir kaynak. Her bölüm ilginç tartışmalar içeriyor, yeni ve önemli okumaları keşfediyorsunuz. Özellikle literatürü çok yakından takip etmiyorsanız baya kullanışlı.

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