Building Modern Turkey: State, Space, and Ideology in the Early Republic

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"Building Modern Turkey offers a critical account of how the built environment mediated Turkey's transition from a pluralistic (multiethnic and multireligious) empire into a modern, homogenized nation-state following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I. Zeynep Kezer argues that the deliberate dismantling of ethnic and religious enclaves and the spatial practices that ensued were as integral to conjuring up a sense of national unity and facilitating the operations of a modern nation-state as were the ...

Building Modern Turkey: State, Space, and Ideology in the Early Republic 2015, University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN-13: 9780822963905

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