This book comprises a collection of articles and essays published in a variety of journals during the past decades, which seek to identify and analyze the main factors in Turkish politics. Political parties, military interventions, international relations and cultural developments are given wide coverage alongside studies on literature.
Kemal H. Karpat is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. A Turk born in Dobruja, he obtained degrees from Mecidiye Seminary, Istanbul, Washington and New York Universities publishing more than twenty books starting with the pathbreaking
Turkey's Politics (1959) and culminating in
Politicization of Islam (2001).
The book is of interest to all students of Ottoman, Turkish and Middle East History, especially social, political and cultural transformation and international relations.