Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey: From Epic to Novel

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The victory of the young religious politicians of the Justice and Development Party in 2002 and their new pro-European Union stance was proceded by the emergence of new Islamic intellectual, autobiographical, and literary accounts in the 90s. This book explores the changing understandings of Islam by focusing on the Islamist movement's production of literary fiction since the early 1980s. It contextualizes a close reading of exemplary novels within broader developments in Turkish society. The study sheds light on how the ...

Islamic Literature in Contemporary Turkey: From Epic to Novel 2007, Palgrave MacMillan, New York

ISBN-13: 9781403977564

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