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The Turks in World History


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This is a first-rate book, of a kind that has never been written before.-- Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association


An ambitious and timely book...One has to admire his ability to make accessible long-range and deeply complex developments.--Matthew Gordon, Journal of World History


An original and masterful synthesis of the complex six-thousand year history of the tribes, clans, and empires that produced the dozens of peoples generally known as Turks or TurkicAny tribute to Findley, already at the pinnacle of Turkish and Ottoman studies, is fully deserved.--Kemal Karpat, The Historian


Findley's book has many merits, and he has written a considered and balanced, as well as a readable, survey, which should help to bring the disparate fields of 'Turkic'/Turkish/Ottoman history to the attention of a non-specialist audience.-- The International History Review


A timely, rich, and accessible work. A welcome addition to the field of world history.-- Africa and the Middle East


Findley's study is to be admired for its attempt to place the history of the Turks within the larger context of world history and its wide-ranging discussion of the impact of modernity.-- Middle East Journal


Carter Vaughn Findley's book is one of the most noteworthy achievements in recent years and a very welcome and needed contribution to Turkish and Turkic studies. The story of the 'Turks, ' from their pre-Islamic, nomadic times to their glorious and powerful Islamic empires, and to their encounter with Western ideas and ideals, is masterfully presented in a single and accessible volume accompanied by specially generated maps and pictures.-- American Historical Review


[M]akes an important contribution to the study of world history as well as to its immediate topic, the history of the various Turks over the past 1,500 years.--D.M. Fahey, Miami University


Cater Vaughn Findley's history of the Turkish people certainly has original, learned aspects, and although it is not consistently supported by primary texts, it is certainly worth other scholars' deep attention...Findley's done quite a fine job.-- Journal of the Society of American Studies


[A] timely, rich, and accessible work that examines the spatial and temporal shifts in Turkic peoples'identity formation and the trajectory from steppe, to empire, to nation-state.-- History


This is a much-needed, welcome and highly readable introduction to the Turkic world and its complex evolution. Findley's book, based on the most recent scholarship, has the added advantage of being set in a global context, connecting the important stages in the history of the Turkic peoples with larger, world-historical processes.--Peter B. Golden, author of An Introduction to the History of the Turkic Peoples


The Turks in World History offers a masterful overview and interpretation of the entire Turkish historical experience. Throughout, Findley skillfully interweaves heritages from early nomadic life with complex subsequent encounters with settled farmers and urban societies, down to and including the recent Turkish diaspora into western Europe and overseas.-William H. McNeill, co-author of The Human Web: A Bird's-Eye View of World History

Author: Carter Vaughn Findley
Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN 9780195177268
Dimensions: 9.16 x 6.26 x 0.69 inches
Pages: : 320