Ottoman Odyssey: Travels Through A Lost Empire


by Scott, Alev

Ottoman Odyssey: Travels Through A Lost Empire

Price:  US$22.85   (SGD31.73*)
Format:  Paper Back, 292 pages
Published:  2018, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9781784293697
SB#:  061998 (651)

About This Book

Alev Scott's odyssey began when she looked beyond Turkey's borders for contemporary traces of the Ottoman Empire. Their 800-year rule ended a century ago - and yet, travelling through twelve countries from Kosovo to Greece to Palestine, she uncovers a legacy that's vital and relevant; where medieval ethnic diversity meets 21st century nationalism, and displaced people seek new identities. It's a story of surprises. An acolyte of Erdogan in Christian-majority Serbia confirms the wide-reaching appeal of his authoritarian leadership. A Druze warlord explains the secretive religious faction in the heart of the Middle East. The palimpsest-like streets of Jerusalem's Old Town hint at the Ottoman co-existence of Muslims and Jews. And in Turkish Cyprus Alev Scott rediscovers a childhood home. In every community, history is present as a dynamic force.


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