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Culture and customs of Turkey /
Rafis Abazov.
imprint
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009.
description
xxviii, 205 p.
ISBN
0313342156 (alk. paper), 9780313342158 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009.
isbn
0313342156 (alk. paper)
9780313342158 (alk. paper)
contents note
Land, people, and history -- Thoughts and religions -- Folklore and literature -- Media and cinema -- Performing arts -- Visual arts -- Architecture -- Gender, courtship and marriage -- Festivals, fun and leisure.
catalogue key
6798456
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Abazov (School of International and Public Affairs/Harriman Institute, Columbia U.) notes that Turkish intellectuals and artists have taken elements of Turkey's rich cultural past and blended them with the Western influences of today to create a unique and modern cultural universe. The author takes readers on a guided tour through the country's environment, its people, history, religions, folklore and literature, as well as its distinctive visual arts, cinema, media, and architecture. The author also examines issues of gender, courtship, marriage, and festivals and leisure activities. An extensive bbliography is included." - Reference & Research Book News
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Swirling with both Western and Eastern traditions and sitting on the edge of the war in the Middle East, Turkey is one of the world's cultural and political hotspots. This book discusses important cultural issues within the country.
Long Description
Swirling with both Western and Eastern traditions, sitting on the edge of the war in the Middle East, Turkey is one of the world's cultural and political hotspots.With exhaustive coverage on one of the world's most diverse and exciting countries, culture and Customs of Turkey is an essential addition to high school and public library shelves. Illustrative accounts of past traditions help readers to understand contemporary culture today, covering such customs as religious beliefs, folklore, gender issues, art, performing arts, cuisine, and festivals. Students will learn how Turkey has become culturally rich and diverse, mixing Western and Eastern traditions to form a unique bridge between Europe and Asia. This latest volume in the Culture and Customs of Europe series is a must-have for high school students studying world history and culture, as well as for general readers interested in global hotspots.
Long Description
With exhaustive coverage on one of the world's most diverse and exciting countries, Culture and Customs of Turkey is an essential addition to high school and public library shelves. Illustrative accounts of past traditions help readers to understand contemporary culture today, covering such customs as religious beliefs, folklore, gender issues, art, performing arts, cuisine, and festivals. Students will learn how Turkey has become culturally rich and diverse, mixing Western and Eastern traditions to form a unique bridge between Europe and Asia. This latest volume in the Culture and Customs of Europe series is a must-have for high school students studying world history and culture, as well as for general readers interested in global hotspots. Swirling with both Western and Eastern traditions, sitting on the edge of the war in the Middle East, Turkey is one of the world's cultural and political hotspots.With exhaustive coverage on one of the world's most diverse and exciting countries, Culture and Customs of Turkey is an essential addition to high school and public library shelves. Illustrative accounts of past traditions help readers to understand contemporary culture today, covering such customs as religious beliefs, folklore, gender issues, art, performing arts, cuisine, and festivals. Students will learn how Turkey has become culturally rich and diverse, mixing Western and Eastern traditions to form a unique bridge between Europe and Asia. This latest volume in the Culture and Customs of Europe series is a must-have for high school students studying world history and culture, as well as for general readers interested in global hotspots.
Long Description
With exhaustive coverage on one of the world's most diverse and exciting countries, Culture and Customs of Turkey is an essential addition to high school and public library shelves. Illustrative accounts of past traditions help readers to understand contemporary culture today, covering such customs as religious beliefs, folklore, gender issues, art, performing arts, cuisine, and festivals. Students will learn how Turkey has become culturally rich and diverse, mixing Western and Eastern traditions to form a unique bridge between Europe and Asia. This latest volume in the Culture and Customs of Europe series is a must-have for high school students studying world history and culture, as well as for general readers interested in global hotspots.Swirling with both Western and Eastern traditions, sitting on the edge of the war in the Middle East, Turkey is one of the world's cultural and political hotspots.With exhaustive coverage on one of the world's most diverse and exciting countries, Culture and Customs of Turkey is an essential addition to high school and public library shelves. Illustrative accounts of past traditions help readers to understand contemporary culture today, covering such customs as religious beliefs, folklore, gender issues, art, performing arts, cuisine, and festivals. Students will learn how Turkey has become culturally rich and diverse, mixing Western and Eastern traditions to form a unique bridge between Europe and Asia. This latest volume in the Culture and Customs of Europe series is a must-have for high school students studying world history and culture, as well as for general readers interested in global hotspots.
Main Description
With exhaustive coverage on one of the world's most diverse and exciting countries, Culture and Customs of Turkey is an essential addition to high school and public library shelves. Illustrative accounts of past traditions help readers to understand contemporary culture today, covering such customs as religious beliefs, folklore, gender issues, art, performing arts, cuisine, and festivals. Students will learn how Turkey has become culturally rich and diverse, mixing Western and Eastern traditions to form a unique bridge between Europe and Asia. This latest volume in the Culture and Customs of Europe series is a must-have for high school students studying world history and culture, as well as for general readers interested in global hotspots.
Table of Contents
Series Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Note on Transliterationsp. xv
Chronologyp. xvii
Land, People, and Historyp. 1
Thoughts and Religionsp. 33
Folklore and Literaturep. 53
Media and Cinemap. 73
Performing Artsp. 91
Visual Artsp. 111
Architecturep. 131
Gender, Courtship, and Marriagep. 149
Festivals, Fun, and Leisurep. 163
Glossaryp. 181
Selected Bibliographyp. 185
Indexp. 201
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