Turkey, Islam, Nationalism, and Modernity by Carter V Findley PDF

By Carter V Findley

ISBN-10: 0300152604

ISBN-13: 9780300152609

Turkey, Islam, Nationalism, and Modernity unearths the historic dynamics propelling centuries of Ottoman and Turkish historical past. As mounting threats to imperial survival necessitated dynamic responses, ethnolinguistic and spiritual identities encouraged replacement options for attractive with modernity. a thorough, secularizing present of swap competed with a conservative, Islamically devoted present. Crises sharpened the differentiation of the 2 currents, forcing offerings among them.

The radical present started with the formation of reformist governmental elites and increased with the arrival of “print capitalism,” symbolized via the privately owned, Ottoman-language newspapers. The radicals engineered the 1908 younger Turk revolution, governed empire and republic till 1950, made secularism an enduring “belief system,” and nonetheless preserve strong positions.

The conservative present received impetus from 3 history-making Islamic renewal events, these of Mevlana Halid, stated Nursi, and Fethullah Gülen. robust below the empire, Islamic conservatives didn't regain keep watch over of presidency until eventually the Nineteen Eighties. via then they, too, had their very own influential media.

Findley's reassessment of political, monetary, social, and cultural heritage reveals the dialectical interplay among radical and conservative currents of swap, which alternately clashed and converged to form overdue Ottoman and republican Turkish history.

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