Turkey: Islam, Nationalism and Modernity

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Title: Turkey: Islam, Nationalism and Modernity
Creators: Findley, Carter
Keywords: Turkey
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: Turkey: Islam, Nationalism and Modernity examines Turkey’s transition from Ottoman empire to nation-state. From 1789 to the present, Findley argues, the Turks triangulated over time in relation to three reference points: Islam, nationalism, and modernity. Choices among these reference points led to the rise of two strategies for engaging with modernity: a radical, secular current of fast, disruptive change, and a conservative, Islamic current of slow, adaptive change. As the Turks negotiated their transition from a multinational, Islamic empire to a Turkish nation-state, the two currents interacted to shape modern Turkish society.
Description: Research project funded in academic years 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09.
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/29415
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