Category Archives: Turkey

The Balkans: A History of Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Rumania and Turkey

This book was written in 1915. This was a time that saw many significant events that affected the Balkans. Written by four different authors from different locations, here is their preface to “The Balkans”. PREFACE The authors of this volume … Continue reading

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New Turkish Cinema: Belonging, Identity and Memory (Tauris World Cinema Series)

Providing a sharp and engaging analysis of the films by internationally acclaimed new wave Turkish directors like Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Zeki Demirkubuz, Yesim Ustaoglu, Dervis Zaim, Serdar Akar, and Yilmaz Erdogan, this is the first full examination of contemporary Turkish … Continue reading

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The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c.500-1492

Byzantium lasted a thousand years, ruled to the end by self-styled ‘emperors of the Romans’. It underwent kaleidoscopic territorial and structural changes, yet recovered repeatedly from disaster: even after the near-impregnable Constantinople fell in 1204, variant forms of the empire … Continue reading

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Byzantium Between the Ottomans and the Latins: Politics and Society in the Late Empire

This is the first detailed analysis of Byzantine political attitudes towards the Ottomans and western Europeans during the critical last century of Byzantium. The book covers three major regions of the Byzantine Empire – Thessalonike, Constantinople, and the Morea – … Continue reading

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The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans, and the Battle for Europe

In 1683, an Ottoman army that stretched from horizon to horizon set out to seize the ?Golden Apple,” as Turks referred to Vienna. The ensuing siege pitted battle-hardened Janissaries wielding seventeenth-century grenades against Habsburg armies, widely feared for their savagery. … Continue reading

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The Politics of Munificence in the Roman Empire: Citizens, Elites and Benefactors in Asia Minor (Greek Culture in the Roman World)

In the first two centuries AD, the eastern Roman provinces experienced a proliferation of elite public generosity unmatched in their previous or later history. In this study, Arjan Zuiderhoek attempts to answer the question why this should have been so. … Continue reading

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The Customs Law of Asia (Oxford Studies in Ancient Documents)

The Roman Empire was based on law, and it was vital for rulers and ruled that laws should be understood. They were often given permanent form in stone or bronze. This book transcribes, translates, and fully illustrates with photographs, the … Continue reading

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Greek Fortifications of Asia Minor 500-130 BC: From the Persian Wars to the Roman Conquest (Fortress)

Sandwiched between the heart of ancient Greece and the lands of Persia, the Greek cities of Western Anatolia were the spark that ignited some of the most iconic conflicts of the ancient world. Fought over repeatedly in the 5th century … Continue reading

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Eternal Empire: The Ottomans At War (Field Of GLory)

Field of Glory provides the historical tabletop wargamer with a new, accessible rules set. Eternal Empire provides an accessible, detailed gaming companion for the armies of the Ottoman Empire and its enemies. This companion contains a complete historical overview of … Continue reading

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Pepouza and Tymion: The Discovery and Archeological Exploration of a Lost Ancient City and an Imperial Estate

Early Christianity varied in appearance as much as the geography and terrain of the ancient Middle East. Often ‘variety’ became pitted against ‘orthodoxy.’ Montanism, or the New Prophecy, was founded by a Phrygian named Montanus along with two ecstatic prophetesses, … Continue reading

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