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The Joys of Philology: Studies in Ottoman Literature, History and Orientalism (1500-1923)

Orientalists, Travellers and Merchants in the Ottoman Empire, Political Relations Between Europe and the Porte
ISBN: 978-1-61719-108-4
This is the second volume of Jan Schmidt’s collection of essays on Ottoman history, literature and historiography.

The Joys of Philology: Studies in Ottoman Literature, History and Orientalism (1500-1923)

Poetry, Histogriography, Biography and Autobiography
ISBN: 978-1-61719-107-7
This is the first volume of Jan Schmidt’s collection of essays on Ottoman history, literature and historiography.

Turkish Language Contacts in Southeastern Europe

Articles in Italian, German, French, and English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-106-0
Matthias Kappler writes in this collection of essays on language contacts and multilingual spaces as they existed in Istanbul, the Balkans and Greece.

A Quest for Belonging

Anatolia Beyond Empire and Nation (19th-21st Centuries)
ISBN: 978-1-61719-103-9
A Quest for Belonging collects Hans-Lukas Kieser’s works on identities and nationalities in late-Ottoman Anatolia and how their destruction during the First World War continues to resonate today.

Trade and Money

The Ottoman Economy in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
ISBN: 978-1-61719-102-2
Trade and Money is an economic history of the Ottoman world in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Rethinking the Late Ottoman Empire

A Comparative Social and Political History of Albania and Yemen, 1878-1918
ISBN: 978-1-61719-096-4
This collection of Isa Blumi’s essays comprises one historian’s attempts at understanding the late Ottoman Empire through a series of studies of Ottoman Albania and Yemen.

Once upon a Time Jews Lived in Kirklareli

The Story of the Adato Family, 1800-1934
ISBN: 978-1-61719-091-9
Erol Haker recounts the history of the Sephardic Jewish Adoto family, which originally hails from the town of Kirklareli. This is one of the few books to describe the Jewish population of Turkish Thrace.

Ottoman Studies and Archives in Greece

ISBN: 978-1-61719-090-2
Evangelia Balta, an expert on the Greeks in the Ottoman Empire, collects here her experiences in studying the Ottomans in Greece. She explores issues in historiography and archival research.

Arabs and Ottomans

A Checkered Relationship
ISBN: 978-1-61719-089-6
Arabs and Ottomans is an anthology of articles by Professor Caesar Farah on Ottoman Syria and Yemen in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The Reports of the Last British Consul in Trabzon, 1949-1956

A Foreigner's Perspective on a Region in Transformation
ISBN: 978-1-61719-123-7
This collection of reports from the British consul responsible for north-eastern Anatolia offer a previously unavailable look at the development of the region during the 1950s.

Amele Taburu

The Military Journal of a Jewish Soldier in Turkey During the War of Independence
ISBN: 978-1-61719-121-3
Amele Taburu is the French-language journal kept by Haim Akbukrek, a Jewish conscript in the Turkish nationalist army during the War of Independence in the 1920s.

The Midnight Express Phenomenon

The International Reception of the Film Midnight Express (1978-2004)
ISBN: 978-1-61719-119-0
This book studies the film The Midnight Express and analyses how it has negatively altered perceptions of Turkey until the present.

Alevis and Alevism

Transformed Identities
ISBN: 978-1-61719-118-3
This collection of articles explores identity amongst the Alevis, a religious minority from Turkey.

Palace Revolution and Counterrevolution in Turkey (March-April 1909)

ISBN: 978-1-61719-117-6
This translation of Paul Farkas’s account of the 1909 counterrevolution against the new constitutional government of the Ottoman Empire offers a new first-hand look at the events of April and March of that year.

Neither Shiraz nor Paris

Papers on Modern Turkish Literature
ISBN: 978-1-61719-116-9
This collection of essays concerns Ottoman literature in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Mingnon raises questions about commonly-accepted assumptions about the nature of Ottoman literary history.

A Man of the World

Vienna to Istanbul
ISBN: 978-1-61719-115-2
Bruce McGowan’s novel A Man of the World tells the story of an Austrian who finds himself enslaved in Istanbul amongst his former enemies, the Turks, but becomes captivated by this new world.

Aspects of the Political Language in Turkey

19th-20th centuries
Edited by Hans-Lukas Kiesser
ISBN: 978-1-61719-113-8
This is a collection of articles discussing the usages of and changes in the Turkish language during the late Ottoman Empire and early Republican periods.

The Ottomans in Qatar

A History of Anglo-Ottoman Conflicts in the Persian Gulf
ISBN: 978-1-61719-110-7
The Ottomans in Qatar is a history of Anglo-Ottoman conflict in the Persian Gulf of the nineteenth and twentieth century.

Napoleon and the French in Egypt and the Holy Land

Articles Presented at the 2nd International Congress of Napoleonic Studies
Edited by Aryeh Shmuelevitz
ISBN: 978-1-61719-109-1
This collection of essays by leading historians of the Napoleonic era is the product of the Second International Congress of Napoleonic Studies held in Israel between 4 and 11 July, 1999.

Population History of the Middle East and the Balkans

ISBN: 978-1-61719-105-3
Population History of the Middle East and the Balkans collects together the work of Justin McCarthy on Ottoman demographics in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Ottoman History as World History

ISBN: 978-1-61719-104-6
This volume is a collection of essays by Huri Islamoglu which argue that Ottoman history must be read as a part of world history.

A Scapegoat for all Seasons

The Dönmes or Crypto-Jews of Turkey
ISBN: 978-1-61719-101-5
Rifat Bali’s A Scapegoat for All Seasons considers the increase in the Turkish public’s interest in Dönmes, or Crypto-Jews, who are alleged by nationalists to secretly control the Turkish republic.

Village, Town and People in the Ottoman Balkans, 16th-mid-19th Century

ISBN: 978-1-61719-098-8
Stefka Parvena, an expert in the Ottoman Balkans, brings together her past work on economic development and denominational relations in pre-nineteenth century Bulgaria in a series of essays.

Said Halim Pasha

Ottoman Statesman and Islamist Thinker (1865-1921)
ISBN: 978-1-61719-097-1
Ahmet Seyhun’s study of Prince Said Halim Pasha is a pioneering work on one of the Ottoman Empire’s leading statesmen and Islamist thinkers of the early twentieth century.

The Turkish Straits and the Great Powers

From the Montreux Convention to the Early Cold War, 1936-1947
ISBN: 978-1-61719-095-7
This book studies the Great Power rivalries of the twentieth century concerning Soviet access to the Turkish Straits and the impact they had on the relations with Turkey.