Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
The Hemshin: History, Society and Identity in the Highlands of Northeast Turkey - Caucasus World: Peoples of the Caucasus (Paperback)
  • The Hemshin: History, Society and Identity in the Highlands of Northeast Turkey - Caucasus World: Peoples of the Caucasus (Paperback)
zoom

The Hemshin: History, Society and Identity in the Highlands of Northeast Turkey - Caucasus World: Peoples of the Caucasus (Paperback)

(author)
£34.99
Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 04/08/2015
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

The Hemshin are without doubt one of the most enigmatic peoples of Turkey and the Caucasus. As former Christians who converted to Islam centuries ago yet did not assimilate into the culture of the surrounding Muslim populations, as Turks who speak Armenian yet are often not aware of it, as Muslims who continue to celebrate feasts that are part of the calendar of the Armenian Church, and as descendants of Armenians who, for the most part, have chosen to deny their Armenian origins in favour of recently invented myths of Turkic ancestry, the Hemshin and the seemingly irreconcilable differences within their group identity have generated curiosity and often controversy.

The Hemshin is the first scholarly work to provide an in-depth study of these people living in the eastern Black Sea region of Turkey. This groundbreaking volume brings together chapters written by an international group of scholars that cover the history, language, economy, culture and identity of the Hemshin. It is further enriched with an unprecedented collection of maps, pictures and appendices of up-to-date statistics. The Hemshin forms part of the Peoples of the Caucasus series, an indispensable and yet accessible resource for all those with an interest in the Caucasus.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138874619
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'The book, compiled by a representative group of scholars working in various fields of Oriental Studies, is the first fundamental and highly academic contribution to the study of the Hemshin society in Turkey. It includes a comprehensive range of information on almost every aspect of the historical past, culture, every-day life and identity of the inhabitants of the historical Hamshen region in present-day Turkey.' - Iran and the Caucasus, 11 (2007) 161-166

You may also be interested in...

The Future of the Mind
Added to basket
Complete Flags of the World
Added to basket
DK
£12.99   £10.49
Paperback
The Classical Tradition
Added to basket
Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
CfE Higher Modern Studies Success Guide
Added to basket
Manufacturing Consent
Added to basket
Great Hatred, Little Room
Added to basket
Orientalism
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Dignity
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Hell's Angels
Added to basket
Understanding Power
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
National Geographic 125 Years
Added to basket
Dogs and Demons
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Development as Freedom
Added to basket
Blueprint for Revolution
Added to basket
The Sociological Imagination
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.