From the Abode of Islam to the Turkish Vatan

The Making of National Homeland in Turkey
Author(s): 
Ozkan, Behlul
ISBN: 
9780300172010
Date published: 
July 2012
Paperback
Price: 
£25.00

Tracing the shifting valences of vatan (Arabic for "birthplace" or "homeland") from the Ottoman period to its religious undertones, to its evolution alongside the concept of millet (nation), this book engages readers in the ontology of Turkey's protean imagining of its nationhood and the construction of a modern national-territorial consciousness.