A History of Turkey From Empire to Republic
First Published in 1956 A History of Turkey presents a comprehensive overview of Turkey’s journey from empire to republic. The book attempts to give a picture of the growth of the Turkish people, the institutions they have created and the ideas that have inspired them through the centuries. It discusses themes like how Islamic civilization came to the Middle East; the rise and decline of the Ottoman Empire; the National Revolution and birth of new Turkey; Mustafa Kemal and national consolidation; labour conditions, social security, and religion in new Turkey. A humble contribution to Anglo-Turkish understanding, this book is an interesting read for scholars and researchers of Turkish history, modern European history, Middle East studies, and history in general.
Preface Introduction: The Russian Challenge Part 1: The Turkey of the Sultans 1. How Islamic Civilization came to the Middle East 2. The Rise of the Ottoman Empire 3. Three Great Sultans 4. The Structure of the Ottoman Empire – Its Strength and Weakness 5. Ottoman Empire in Decline 6. The Beginnings of Reform 7. The Young Turk Revolution and First World War Part II: Turkey in Transition 8. The National Revolution 9. The Military Factor in Turkish History 10. The Birth of a New Turkey 11. Foundation of the Republic- Constitutional Changes and Dictatorship 12. Mustafa Kemal and National Consolidation Part III: Modern Turkey 13. The Constitutional, The Political and Judicial Systems 14. Turkish Foreign Policy and the Armed Forces 15. Turkish Industry, Commerce and Finance 16. The Turkish Land, its People and Products 17. Labour Conditions and Social Security 18. Problems of Education 19. Religion in the New Turkey Index