The Emergence of Modern Turkey

TitleThe Emergence of Modern Turkey
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsLewis B
Series TitleStudies in Middle Eastern History
Number of Pages568
PublisherOxford University Press
CityOxford
ISBN Number978-0195134605
KeywordsEdirne, history, modern
Abstract

Written by renowned scholar Bernard Lewis, The Emergence of Modern Turkey has established itself as the preferred one-volume history of modern Turkey. It covers the emergence of Turkey over two centuries, from the decline and collapse of the Ottoman Empire up to the present day. In a new chapter, Lewis discusses the origins of his book in the Cold War era and the events that have taken place since its first publication in 1961. This new edition addresses Turkey's emergence as a decidedly Western-oriented power despite internal opposition from neutralists and Islamic fundamentalists. It examines such issues as Turkey's inclusion in NATO and application to the European Union, and its involvement with the politics of the Middle East. Authoritative and insightful, The Emergence of Modern Turkey remains the classic text on the history of modern Turkey.