A Fez of the Heart: Travels Around Turkey in Search of a Hat

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This is Jeremy Seal's quest, by means of a fez, for the heart of a country culturally and spiritually at odds with herself. The fez's opposing associations - both revered Eastern-Islamic headdress and banal tourist souvenir - exactly reflects Turkey's cultural faultline. While Turkey pays court to the EC and becomes the latest mecca for mass-tourism, the resurgent voices of Islamic traditionalism and Kurdish separatism are stark reminders of the country's complex cultural topography.

Fez of the Heart: Travels Around Turkey in Search of a Hat 1995, MacMillan General Books

ISBN-13: 9780330343626

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A Fez of the Heart: Travels Around Turkey in Search of a Hat 1995, Picador USA, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780330329798

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