Freya Stark's Alexander's Path PDF

By Freya Stark

ISBN-10: 1590209192

ISBN-13: 9781590209196

This can be the tale of back-country Turkey, a space that even within the twentieth century continues to be stubbornly tied to antiquity. the writer traveled via it via truck and horseback, frequently by myself. She reached areas little visited and not written approximately. the rustic humans welcomed her with generosity unrelated to their meager resources.
She used to be touring in time to boot, and located importance in recalling the lifetime of Alexander the nice. Twenty-two centuries in the past he used to be the 1st to dream of a united global.

Show description

Read or Download Alexander's Path PDF

Similar turkey books

Download e-book for kindle: An Ottoman Tragedy: History and Historiography at Play by Gabriel Piterberg

Within the area of six years early within the 17th century, the Ottoman Empire underwent such turmoil and trauma--the assassination of the younger ruler Osman II, the re-enthronement and next abdication of his mad uncle Mustafa I, for a start--that a student stated the period's three-day-long dramatic climax "an Ottoman Tragedy.

Read e-book online The Army and the Radical Left in Turkey: Military Coups, PDF

In Sixties Turkey, the defense force and the unconventional leftist circulation supplied very dynamic, yet very assorted, political forces. even though, slightly unusually, the vast majority of radical leftists believed within the progressive power of the military in overthrowing the present regime and changing it with a quasi-socialist one.

Download e-book for iPad: Tocqueville in the Ottoman Empire: Rival Paths to the Modern by Ariel Salzmann

In keeping with 3 years of archival learn, this paintings adopts a comparative framework in its exam of 1 of the least understood and extra paradoxical polities of recent ecu and center japanese historical past: the Ottoman ancien regime. regardless of a profoundly decentralized kingdom equipment, the Ottoman kingdom controlled to rule huge components of the center East and southeastern Europe in the course of a turbulent century.

Get Islamic Intellectual History in the Seventeenth Century: PDF

For a lot of the 20 th century, the highbrow lifetime of the Ottoman and Arabic-Islamic global within the 17th century was once missed or mischaracterized through historians. Ottomanists quite often observed the 17th century as marking the tip of Ottoman cultural florescence, whereas smooth Arab nationalist historians tended to work out it as another century of highbrow darkness below Ottoman rule.

Extra info for Alexander's Path

Sample text

He expressed his Turkishness: his army needed to prove to the world its ability to defend the fatherland like the old Turkish army. ”97 Kemal’s appreciation of the heroic example of sacrifice exhibited by others was a recurring theme in his writings, for he witnessed much of that in battle. His generation of officers experienced far too much combat. How did Mustafa Kemal adapt to the tribal ethos? 99 Mustafa Kemal 27 The Young Atatürk came to admire aspects of tribal warfare, emotionally and intellectally connecting with Arab warriors.

73 The intellectual currents of materialism, scientism, positivism, and Social Darwinism—ideas popular among the Young Turks—shaped Kemal’s thoughts and Weltanschauung, though it is not clear when exactly and how. Mustafa Kemal came to believe in science as a panacea for transforming society. Science trumped religion, with 20 the making of an ottoman soldier the aim of the eventual privatization of Islam. With this belief came faith in the power of reason, logic, and the scientific method based on the superiority of Western civilization.

10. 11. 12. 13. temperance (riyazet) – do not eat or drink to excess silence (sükut) – be attentive to oneself and others (a good listener and observer) order (intizam) – let there be a time and a place for everything resolve (metanet) – complete tasks that one has begun with steadfastness and circumspection no matter what the difficulties frugality (tasarruf) – spend money wisely for the benefit of oneself and others industry (say) – abstain from laziness and always be busy with necessary matters sincerity (istikamet) – do not exaggerate or lie.

Download PDF sample

Alexander's Path by Freya Stark


by Robert
4.1

Rated 4.21 of 5 – based on 28 votes