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Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya
An Ambivalent Modernism
To be a tourist in Libya during the period of Italian colonization was to experience a complex negotiation of cultures. Against a sturdy backdrop of indigenous culture and architecture, modern metropolitan culture brought its systems...
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A Moveable Empire
Ottoman Nomads, Migrants, and Refugees
A Moveable Empire examines the history of the Ottoman Empire through a new lens, focusing on the migrant groups that lived within its bounds and their changing relationship to the state's central authorities. Unlike earlier...
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Islamist Mobilization in Turkey
A Study in Vernacular Politics
Winner of the William A. Douglass Prize in Europeanist Anthropology
The emergence of an Islamist movement and the startling buoyancy of Islamic political parties in Turkey--a model of secular modernization, a cosmopolitan frontier, and NATO ally--has...
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Activists in Office
Kurdish Politics and Protest in Turkey
Thousands of Kurdish politician-activists have been prosecuted and imprisoned, and hundreds have been murdered for espousing Kurdish political and cultural rights over the past twenty years. The risks are high, yet Pro-Kurdish political parties have...
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Modernism and the Middle East
Architecture and Politics in the Twentieth Century
This provocative collection of essays is the first book-length treatment of the development of modern architecture in the Middle East. Ranging from Jerusalem at the turn of the twentieth century to Libya under Italian colonial...
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Culture, Power, and the State, 1870-1940
When Naser al-Din Shah, who ruled Iran from 1848 to 1896, claimed the title Shadow of God on Earth, his authority rested on premodern conceptions of sacred kingship. By 1941, when Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi...
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The Landscape of Stalinism
The Art and Ideology of Soviet Space
This wide-ranging cultural history explores the expression of Bolshevik Party ideology through the lens of landscape, or, more broadly, space. Portrayed in visual images and words, the landscape played a vital role in expressing and...
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Modernism and Nation Building
Turkish Architectural Culture in the Early Republic
Winner of the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians
Winner of the M. Fuat Koprulu Book Prize in Turkish Studies sponsored by the Turkish Studies Association
With the proclamation of the Turkish...
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Everyday Modernity in China
Is modernity in non-Western societies always an “alternative” modernity, a derivative copy of an “original modernity” that began in the West? No, answer the contributors to this book, who then offer an absorbing set of...
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Empire, Architecture, and the City
French-Ottoman Encounters, 1830-1914
Winner of the 2010 Spiro Kostof Award (sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians)
Empire building and modernity dominate the history of the nineteenth century. The French and Ottoman empires capitalized on modern infrastructure and city...
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