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1 ADAHL, KARIN (EDITOR). The Sultan's Procession: The Swedish Embassy To Sultan Mehmed Iv In 1657-1658 And The Ralamb Paintings.
Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul / AstraZeneca: 2007. 9186884182 / 9789186884185 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In 1657 the Swedish king Charles X Gustaf sent his envoy Claes Ralamb to the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed IV and the Sublime Porte to promote good relations between Sweden and the Ottoman empire. Claes Ralamb arrived in Istanbul in May 1657 and stayed until January 1658. The cultural legacy of his embassy would be important, even unique. In Ralamb's diary, published in Swedish and English, we find interesting and detailed information about everyday life in the Ottoman world. An album with 121 small pictures in water colours of men and women in characteristic outfits acquired by Ralamb render visual life to Ralamb's texts. Most important are twenty large paintings depicting an imperial procession of the Ottoman Sultan and hundreds of his courtiers parading through the streets of Istanbul, moving from the Topkapi Palas to Edirne for the hunt, the favorite pleasure of Mehmed IV. An impressive event immortalized in the paintings commissioned by Ralamb. The Ralamb paintings are unique artistic documents of the 17th century Ottoman world and the earliest pictorial evidence of the Swedish interest and admiration of its culture. Includes an Index. 
Price: 139.65 USD
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2 BEIN, AMIT. Ottoman Ulema, Turkish Republic: Agents Of Change And Guardians Of Tradition.
Stanford University Press, Palo Alto: 2011. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
To better understand the diverse inheritance of Islamic movements in present-day Turkey, we must take a closer look at the religious establishment, the ulema, during the first half of the twentieth century. During the closing years of the Ottoman Empire and the early decades of the Republic of Turkey, the spread of secularist and anti-religious ideas had a major impact on the views and political leanings of the ulema. This book explores the intellectual debates and political movements of the religious establishment during this time. Bein reveals how competing visions of development influenced debates about reforms in religious education and the modernization of the medreses. He also explores the reactions and changing attitudes of Islamic intellectuals to the religious policies of the secular republic, and provides a better understanding of the changes in the relationship between religion and state. Exposing division within the religious establishment, this book illuminates the ulema's long-lasting legacies still in evidence in Turkey today. Amit Bein is Assistant Professor of History at Clemson University. "By underscoring the impact of political contingencies and the agency of historical figures, Bein's meticulous study complicates our understanding of the debates that swirled around Islam's proper place and authority in Ottoman and Turkish modernity. The book's deft retrieval of the shadow histories of forgotten ulema and their successors is especially compelling."David Commins, Dickinson College "Bein addresses the obviously important, seriously understudied reform of the ulema in the last years of the Ottoman Empire and the early years of the Turkish republic. He demonstrates clearly how the seeds of profound change were sown in the Ottoman era with the participation and support of much of the religious establishment, and provides valuable historical context for those interested in debates about religious life, religious authority, and their relationship to the state and to modern society in Turkey."A. Holly Shissler, University of Chicago "Bein's exemplary scholarship on late Ottoman ulema undoubtedly provides the best account of a class often depicted as monolithic and reactionary. Ottoman Ulema, Turkish Republic not only challenges this essentialist approach by showing that the Ottoman ulema responded to the challenges of modernity in different ways, but also by establishing the fact that the Ottoman ulema played a more significant role in the last decades of the empire than has been commonly assumed. Based on a host of original Ottoman documents from different archives as well as sharp analysis, this study should also serve as a model to emulate for scholars of Ottoman history."M. Skr Hanioglu, Princeton University 
Price: 52.25 USD
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3 CORMACK, ROBIN & VASSILAKI, MARIA. Byzantium, 330-1453.
Royal Academy Publications, London: 2008. 1905711271 / 9781905711277 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In this magnificent book exploring the artistic and cultural riches of Byzantium, eminent scholars lead a thrilling visual tour of the history and cultural developments of more than a thousand years of Byzantine art, revealing Constantinople's endless splendors. From icons, wall paintings, mosaics, and manuscripts to ivories, metalwork, and jewelry, numerous artifacts reveal the distinct style and character of Byzantine art. Highlighting over three hundred works from the collections of the holy monasteries of Sinai and Mount Athos, the Treasury of Saint Mark's in Venice, and museums and institutions across the globe, this landmark publication-which accompanied a spectacular exhibition-explores the artistic identity of this turbulent empire and its influence on European and Islamic traditions. 465 Illustrations in full-color. Robin Cormack is Professor Emeritus of History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Maria Vassilaki is Associate Professor of the History of Byzantine Art at the University of Thessaly and Scientific Advisor at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece. 
Price: 63.65 USD
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Net Turistik Yayinlar A. S., Istanbul: 1995. 9754791341 / 9789754791341 Fourth Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
A guidebook in English to its ruins and museum by the Director of the Ephesus Museum, an archaeologist. Highly illustrated in full color. 
Price: 6.56 USD
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5 GAVIN, CATHERINE. The House Of War.
William Morrow and Company, New York: 1970. Book Club Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but dustjacket shows wear. 
A vigorous and moving novel set in Turkey in 1922, the year of the War of Independence, when Kemal Ataturk, vastly outnumbered, won his his great victory over King Constantine and the Greek generals. "This is an historical novel of exceptional breadth and scope . . ." - Sunday Mirror, London 
Price: 5.61 USD
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6 KEMAL, GHAZI MUSTAPHA . A Speech Delivered By Ghazi Mustapha Kemal, " Ataturk " In October 1927.
Ucdal Publishing Company, Istanbul: 1985. Second Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 204.25 USD
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7 KINROSS, LORD. The Ottoman Centuries: The Rise And Fall Of The Turkish Empire.
Quill, New York: 1977. 0688080936 / 9780688080938 Morrow Quill Paperback Edition. Fifth Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
The Ottoman Empire began in 1300 under the almost legendary Osman I, reached its apogee in the sixteenth century under Suleiman the Magnificent, whose forces threatened the gates of Vienna, and gradually diminished thereafter until Mehmed VI was sent into exile by Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk). In this definitive hiistory of the Ottoman Empire, Lord Kinross, painstaking historian and superb writer, never loses sight of the larger issues, economic, political, and social. Includes illustrations, maps and an Index. 
Price: 18.10 USD
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8 LEWIS, BERNARD. The Emergence Of Modern Turkey.
Oxford University Press, London: 1979. 0195003446 / 9780195003444 Second Edition. s Softcover. Good condition with previous owners name on front end paper. 
Although there have been many books on the Turkish revolution, this is the first in which the development of modern Turkey is examined in detail over a period of two centuries, and with extensive use of Turkish as well as Western sources. Includes an Index. 
Price: 33.84 USD
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9 MAYALL, SIMON V. Turkey: Thwarted Ambition, Mcnair Paper 56, January 1997.
Institute For National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Washington: 1997. First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Good condition. 
Covers the Historical Influences on Modern Turkey, The State Foundations of Turkish Security Policy, and The Exercise of Turkish Foreigh Policy. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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10 ROXBURGH, DAVID J. (EDITOR). Turks: A Journey Of A Thousand Years, 60 -1600.
Royal Academy of Arts, London: 2008. 1903973562 / 9781903973561 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Note that the Royal Academy produced two versions of the TURKS catalog. One version has the complete catalog entries with thumbnail images and the other does not. Both versions have all the essays and the same full-size images. The complete version has 494 pages and the other 392. This is the shorter version. This magnificent catalogue was published to accompany a spectacular exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London from January 22 - April 12, 2005 devoted to the artistic and cultural riches of the Turks. Essays by leading scholars trace Turkic history and cultural development, while paintings, sculpture, textiles, metalwork and ceramics reflect the artistic influences that the Turks assimilated, from their early nomadic wanderings to the glories produced during the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent. Illustrated with over 270 works of art, drawn principally from the celebrated collections of the Topkapi Saray Museum and the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art in Istanbul, as well as from collections across Europ, Russia and the United States, this book is a landmark publication and essential reading for anyone interested in the turbulent but vivid history of the Turks. Includes an Index. 
Price: 47.03 USD
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11 VAKA, DEMETRA (MRS. KENNETH BROWN). Haremlik: Some Pages From The Life Of Turkish Women.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1910. Fifth Impression. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age but the front cover is stained and partially discolored. 
The contents of this book are not fiction, unusual as parts of it may appear to Western readers. There has been some rearranging of facts, to make for compactness - incidents of several days have sometimes been told as one. Substantially, everything is told as true. 
Price: 47.22 USD
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12 YEATS-BROWN, FRANCIS. Bloody Years: A Decade Of Plot And Counter-plot.
The Viking Press, New York: 1932. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition with light fading and soiling to cloth. 
Story of the author's capture by the Turks during the Balkan War and his subsequent escape. 
Price: 28.03 USD
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