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The Gulen Movement: Civic Service without Borders

By Cetin, Muhammed

New York: Blue Dome Press, 2010. This book seeks to develop an appropriate discourse for studying the Gulen Movement and phenomena like it. The established discourse concerns itself with social movements as protest, as challenge to the System, as contentious actors looking to alter or even overturn existing structures and/or policies in some field, usually political or economic. Approaching the matter from social movement theory and taking an insider's perspective, the author argues that the Gulen Movement is, as it has always been, non-contentious' it is not a marginalized actor working on the System from the outside. On the contrary, it has always worked within the System - within the boundaries of the laws and public norms that obtain in the different local and national settings where it has set up institutions.372p. bibliography.index Slight tear in dj.. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. New/Near Fine.

$20.00

Ionia : A Quest

By Stark,Freya

London: Century, 1988. Wonderful descriptions of the ancient classical sites of the western coast of Asia Minor (before it was developed as a tourist destination) "In the autumn of 1952 I travelled about the western coasts of Asia Minor, and counted, at the end, fifty five ruined sites that I had visited: in only one of them - and that was Pergamum - had I met another tourist, sightseeing like myself. . . . A great longing came to me to know more, and to bring a living image out of these dots and dashes of the past." Re-issue of the text originally published by John Murray 1956. 263p. plates.bibliography.index. Review copy ? with stamp of Canadian distributor, else near fine. Facsimile Reprint.. Pbk. Very Good.

$15.00

Ionia : A Quest

By Stark,Freya

London: Century, 1988. Wonderful descriptions of the ancient classical sites of the western coast of Asia Minor (before it was developed as a tourist destination) "In the autumn of 1952 I travelled about the western coasts of Asia Minor, and counted, at the end, fifty five ruined sites that I had visited: in only one of them - and that was Pergamum - had I met another tourist, sightseeing like myself. . . . A great longing came to me to know more, and to bring a living image out of these dots and dashes of the past." Re-issue of the text originally published by John Murray 1956. 263p. plates.bibliography.index.Text crisp and tight - looks unread - slight scuffing to paper covers, else near fine.. Facsimile Reprint.. Pbk. Near Fine.

$15.00

Ionia : A Quest

By Stark,Freya

London: John Murray, 1954. Wonderful descriptions of the ancient classical sites of the western coast of Asia Minor (before it was developed as a tourist destination) "In the autumn of 1952 I travelled about the western coasts of Asia Minor, and counted, at the end, fifty five ruined sites that I had visited: in only one of them - and that was Pergamum - had I met another tourist, sightseeing like myself. . . . A great longing came to me to know more, and to bring a living image out of these dots and dashes of the past." 263p.plates, bibliography.index. Pages clean and unmarked, minor signs of library ownership (bookplate) Green cloth cover sun faded and marked, especially along the spine.. 1st UK Edition.. Cloth. Good>Very Good/No Jacket.

$17.50

Gallipoli

By Masefield, John

Toronto: S.B.Gundy, 1916. An account oi the causes, circumstances strategeis and failures that resulted in the ultimate disaster of the Gallipoli campaign in 1915. Illustrated with contemporary photographs and maps ( one fold-out) Nice clean copy in red cloth, name of previous owner in title page, Spine slightly crumpled.. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good.

$25.00

From Anatolia to Appalachia: A Turkish-American Dialogue (Melungeon Series)
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From Anatolia to Appalachia: A Turkish-American Dialogue (Melungeon Series)

By Scolnick, Joseph M. Scolnick & Kennedy, N. Brent [Ed]

Macon GA: Mercer University Press, 2004. Turkic people have been migrating to America for many centuries, but this significant influx has been largely unrecognized. In "From Anatolia to Appalachia, Scolnick and Kennedy initiate a dialogue regarding this neglected area of American history and culture. This volume begins the communication with an essay reviewing existing evidence followed by interviews with knowledgeable persons about selected aspects of the population movements. An introduction and conclusion give focus and unity to the various elements of the dialogue. It is anticipated that this and subsequent volumes will(1) give information regarding studies of the movements of Turkic peoples to America; (2) broaden understanding of American history and society; (3) allow many, especially in the Southeast Atlantic region of the US, to better appreciate their background and place in American society; (4) stimulate interest in the main subject or aspects of it, both in the US and abroad; (5) tie together disparate aspects of the subject as well as the persons studying them; and(6) add to the general knowledge regarding migrations of peoples over many centuries. In sum, this dialogue intends not only to inform and interest others, but also to pull together available research on the subject and stimulate new research in this and related areas of study.. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. New/New.

$22.50

Landscapes of Turkey (Bodrum and Marmaris) A Countryside Guide
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Landscapes of Turkey (Bodrum and Marmaris) A Countryside Guide

By Anderson, Brian & Anderson, Eileen

London: Sunflower Books, 1991. Tall masts, the sun shimmering on the sea, boat-filled harbours, castles, minarets, and mosques are inescapable images of Bodrum and Marmaris. But there is more, much more. Lively and colourful as they are, it is sometimes a pleasure to escape the bustle of these popular resorts, to find solitude in the countryside, and this book shows you just how easy it can be. Although walking is emphasised, the book is not intended solely for walkers. The car tours will get you out and about on voyages of discovery, to visit regions of great natural beauty or historical interest. Among the not-to-be-missed excursions described are visits to the travertines at Pamukkale and to the fascinating rock tombs carved out of cliffs, towering above the river between Dalyan and Caunos and quite easily reached from Bodrum. Above all else, Bodrum and Marmaris have one feature in common they are both gateways to some of the most exciting walking country you can expect to find in the Aegean. Best time for walking: April, May, September, October. Includes 11 car tours, 52 long and short walks, 19 picnic suggestions Plans of Bodrum and Marmaris plus fold-out touring map 136p.illus (col) index. 1st UK Edition.. Softcover. Near Fine.

$12.00

South From Ephesus ; Travels in Aegean Turkey
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South From Ephesus ; Travels in Aegean Turkey

By Sewell,Brian

London: Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2012. Weary of what he called the tyranny of western art, Brian Sewell first visited Turkey - a country that had captivated him since he was a boy - in 1975. He thought that there, anything he found would have no relevance to the European art that he had so compulsively stitched into the dense fabric of my art-historical memory and that he could therefore enjoy the art for its own sake. But Turkey surprised him and he delighted in the unexpected wealth of Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic cultures there, returning three of four times a year until 1990. The main bulk of this book focuses on his journey from Ephesus to Side one winter. With typically acerbic commentary, Sewell describes (not always favourably) the archaeological and historical sites he comes across, the landscapes that so clearly thrilled him, the encounters he has along the way and the fractious, though wonderfully funny, relationship he forms with Ayhan, his driver. South from Ephesus is an incomparable portrait of Turkey and its artistic heritage - a book that could only have been written by Sewell and which has become a quirky classic of travel literature. 266p, plates bibliography .index. Reissue.. Softcover. As New.

$25.00

Turkey's Cultural Routes: The Best of Turkey's Trekking, Biking and Horseback Riding Routes

Ankara: Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism The folder cotains 12 small brochures each highlighting suggested routes for adventurous tourists.. First Thus.. Portfolio. New.

$10.00

Turkey, Old and New

By Ekrem, Selma

New York: Scribners, 1947. Turkey just after WWII. 186p. Plates.index. 1st.US Ed... Decorative Cloth. Good/No Jacket.

$15.00

Lords of the Horizons ; a History of The Ottoman Empire
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Lords of the Horizons ; a History of The Ottoman Empire

By Goodwin, Jason

London: Vintage, 1998. "Since the Turks first shattered the glory of the French crusaders in 1396, the Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds. For six hundred years, the Empire swelled and declined. Islamic, martial, civilized, and tolerant, in three centuries it advanced from the dusty foothills of Anatolia to rule on the Danube and the Nile; at the Empire's height, Indian rajahs and the kings of France beseeched its aid. For the next three hundred years the Empire seemed ready to collapse, a prodigy of survival and decay. Early in the twentieth century it fell. In this dazzling evocation of its power, Jason Goodwin explores how the Ottomans rose and how, against all odds, they lingered on. In the process he unfolds a sequence of mysteries, triumphs, treasures, and terrors unknown to most American readers. This was a place where pillows spoke and birds were fed in the snow; where time itself unfolded at a different rate and clocks were banned; where sounds were different, and even the hyacinths too strong to sniff. Dramatic and passionate, comic and gruesome, Lords of the Horizons is a history, a travel book, and a vision of a lost world all in one."352p.illus bibliography.index. 1st.US Edition.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$12.50

Lords of the Horizons ; a History of The Ottoman Empire
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Lords of the Horizons ; a History of The Ottoman Empire

By Goodwin, Jason

New York: Henry Holt, 1998. "Since the Turks first shattered the glory of the French crusaders in 1396, the Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds. For six hundred years, the Empire swelled and declined. Islamic, martial, civilized, and tolerant, in three centuries it advanced from the dusty foothills of Anatolia to rule on the Danube and the Nile; at the Empire's height, Indian rajahs and the kings of France beseeched its aid. For the next three hundred years the Empire seemed ready to collapse, a prodigy of survival and decay. Early in the twentieth century it fell. In this dazzling evocation of its power, Jason Goodwin explores how the Ottomans rose and how, against all odds, they lingered on. In the process he unfolds a sequence of mysteries, triumphs, treasures, and terrors unknown to most American readers. This was a place where pillows spoke and birds were fed in the snow; where time itself unfolded at a different rate and clocks were banned; where sounds were different, and even the hyacinths too strong to sniff. Dramatic and passionate, comic and gruesome, Lords of the Horizons is a history, a travel book, and a vision of a lost world all in one."352p. illus. bibliography.index. 1st.US Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$25.00

Cappadocia : Cradle of History - Goreme

By Demir, Omer

Ankara: Ajans-Turk Publishing & Printing, 1988. Interesting, well-illustrated, locally produced guide to the fantastic geology of Cappdicia as well as the history and architecture of the region. Includes some photographs of the paingings in the Greek Orthodox churches and underground chapels. Sponsored by the International Society for the Investigation of Ancient Civilizations 112 p. illus (some col) fold-out map. 3rd Ed.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$10.00

Finding the Walls of Troy : Frank Calvert and Heinrich Schliemann at Hisarlik

By Allen, Susan Heuck

Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 1998. The relentlessly self-promoting amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann took full credit for discovering Homer's Troy over one hundred years ago, and since then generations have thrilled to the tale of his ambitions and achievements. But Schliemann gained this status as an archaeological hero partly by deliberately eclipsing the man who had launched his career. Now, at long last, Susan Heuck Allen puts the record straight in this fascinating archaeological adventure that restores the British expatriate Frank Calvert to his rightful place in the story of the identification and excavation of Hisarlk, the site now thought to be Troy as described in the Iliad. Frank Calvert had lived in the Troad--in the northwest corner of Asia Minor--excavating there for fifteen years before Schliemann arrived and learning the local topography well.. 1st Pbk Ed... Softcover. New.

$12.50

Aegean Turkey

By Bean, George E.

London: John Murray, 1979. A survey of the archaologocal sites of the coastal region of south-west Turkey ... from Pergamon to Didyma and inland to Heracleia and Sardis and includes Smyrna... Ephesus, Priene, Miletos and other Greek and Hellenistic cities. The ancienrt buildings and their uses are surveyed ; the history of the country and of individual cities and their peoples given.. Illustrated with photographs, maps, plans and diagrams. This second edition was revised with the helpof Stephen Mitchell with due regard to more recent excavations. 250p. Illus bibliography index, map on front endpaper, Name of previous owner, else fine. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Near Fiine/Near Fine.

$20.00

Ephesus : Legends and Facts

By Toksoz, Cemil

Istanbul: Yenlik Basimevi, 1956. Vintage handbook to the history and archaeology of Ephesus.112p + unnumbered pages of advertisements by local businesses. illus, map.. Firt Thus.. Printer Wrapper. Very Good.

$15.00

Meander: East to West Along a Turkish River

By Seal, Jeremy

London: Chatto & Windus, 2012. The course of the Meander is so famously indirect that the river's name has come to signify digression - an invitation Jeremy Seal is duty-bound to accept while travelling the length of it in a one-man canoe. At every twist and turn of his journey, from the Meander's source in the uplands of Central Turkey to its mouth on the Aegean Sea, Seal illuminates his account with a wealth of cultural, historical and personal asides. It is a journey that takes him from Turkey's steppe interior - the stamping ground of such illustrious adventurers as Xerxes, Alexander the Great and the Crusader Kings - to the great port city of Miletus, home of the earliest Western philosophers. Along the way Seal unpicks the history of this remarkable region, but he also encounters a rich assortment of contemporary characters who reveal a rural Turkey on the cusp of change. Above all, this is the story of a river that first brought the cultures of East and West into contact - and conflict - with one another, its banks littered with the spoil of empires, the marks of war, and the detritus of recent industrialisation. At once epic, intimate and insightful, "Meander" is a brilliant evocation of a land between two worlds. 401p. illus.maps, bibliography index.. 1st UK Edition.. Hardc. New/New.

$35.00

The Anatolian Civilizations Museum

By Temizsoy, Ilhan

Ankara: Donmez, 1990. This museum in Ankara contains artifacts from prehistoric Anatolia through to the foundation of the modern Turkish Republic. Well illustrated. Undated but c.1990. French Wraps. Fine.

$10.00

Topkapi [IN ENGLISH AND ARABIC]

By Yapi-Kredi Bank

Istanbul: Yapi-Kredi Bank, 1982. "This book has been prepared in the context of cultural activity of the Yapi-Kredi Bank for the occasion of the sixth annual meeting of the Devlopment Bank of Islam to be held in Istanbul." It begins with essays in English by various authors : The Harem by Cengiz Koseoglu /The Tiled Kiosk by Hulya Tuncay / The pavilions by Hulya Tezcan/ The Caftans by Fikret Altay /Turkish Embroidery by Nurhayat Berker / The Treasury by Cengiz Koseoglu [pages 1-90] followed by the Arabic text [pages 91-220] The captions to the photographs are in both languages. The textile sections are particularly interesting. [WorldCat lists only 2 copies in the USA]. First Edition.. French Wraps. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips.

$195.00

Ephesus and Its Surroundings

By Baran, Musa

Istanbul: Molay Matbaacilik Small, locally produced handbook to the history and archaeology of Ephesus.80p.ills (col). Printer Wrapper. Good. Illus. by Trans. Hulya Terzioglu.

$9.00

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