Culture and Customs of Turkey - Cultures and Customs of the World (Hardback)
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Culture and Customs of Turkey - Cultures and Customs of the World (Hardback)

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Hardback 210 Pages / Published: 05/03/2009
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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.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313342158
Number of pages: 210
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 23 mm


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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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