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Winds of Eden

The Art of Avaz and Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Foundations and Contexts

by Amir Koushkani & Rob Simms

The Art of Avaz and Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Foundations and Contexts, by Rob Simms and Amir Koushkani, examines the traditional art of singing classical Persian poetry, as represented by its greatest living...

Ravished Armenia and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian

by Anthony Slide & Atom Egoyan

“Ravished Armenia” and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian is the real-life tale of a teenage Armenian girl who was caught up in the 1915 Armenian genocide, the first genocide in modern history. Mardiganian...

The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusades: Extracted and Translated from the Chronicle of Ibn Al-Qalanisi

by H. A. R. Gibb

Remarkable contemporary account of early Crusades by one of Damascus' leading citizens covers events of 1097–1159. Based on both written and oral reports, colorful narrative relates every particular of life...

Understanding Turkey's Kurdish Question

by Ali Sarihan, Fevzi Bilgin, Kilic Bugra Kanat & Oral Çalislar et al.

This book, comprising chapters by leading experts, delves into the complicated nature of Turkey’s Kurdish issue. Contributors discusses the evolution of Kurdish nationalism, the contemporary Kurdish movement...

Historical Dictionary of the Ottoman Empire

by Selcuk Aksin Somel

Here you will find an in-depth treatise covering the political social, and economic history of the Ottoman Empire, the last member of the lineage of the Near Eastern and Mediterranean empires and the only one...

History of the Zaza people

by Various & Olivier Aymar

pThe Zaza people are one of the first inhabitants of Anatolia (present-day Turkey), Asia Minor and Mesopotamia. Today, this indigenous people is forgotten by history./p p /p pWho are the Zazas?/p pIn what part...

Turkey In Europe

by William Milligan Sloane

A series of three articles, "Turkey in Europe," originally published in Political Science Quarterly, by American historian William Milligan Sloane (1850-1928), talks about the Balkans, an area of southeastern...


by Anonymous

This article, "Orientalism," from the June 1853 issue of The Knickerbocker magazine, is an indepth discussion of the impact of Western civilization and technological innovation on areas of the Orient previously...

Rambles in Bulgaria

by J.O. Noyes

This article, "Rambles in Bulgaria," by Dr. J.O. Noyes, published in the July 1856 issue of The Knickerbocker magazine, tells of the doctor's travels in Eastern Europe and the Ottoman Empire, where he served...

The Last Crusaders

by Barnaby Rogerson

The Crusades were the bridge between medievl and modern history, between feudalism and colonialism. In many ways, the lttle explored later Crusades were the most significant of them all, for thy made the crisis...

Line Of Communications

by Sondra Garner & Manuel Freedman

Line of Communications is based on the true story of an Air Force Officer who was assigned to a tour of duty in Turkey in 1963. Moreover, it is the story of his young wife and their small children who joined...

The Missing Pages

by Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh

In 2010, the world's wealthiest art institution, the J. Paul Getty Museum, found itself confronted by a century-old genocide. The Armenian Church was suing for the return of eight pages from the Zeytun Gospels,...

President Erdogan's Biography

by Mehmet Karahan

President Erdogan's Biography is the story of the one of the most important politicians in Turkish history. This biography tells the politicial story of Erdogan. He was the mayor of Istanbul between 1994 and...

Timur's Escape

by Tabi Slick

In the height of Sultan’ Mustafa’s reign, a war between Ubir factions has begun leaving the fate of the Ottoman Empire in the hands of one vampire.

Abandoned as a child, Timur never knew his parents or a...

The Fall of the Dynasties

by Edmon Taylor

The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order, 1905-1922 is remarkable account of the early twentieth century that uncovers the origins of the First World War as well as explaining how European power...

The Ottoman Empire

by Charles Horne

Constantinople, the Turkish capital, the mysterious, ancient, ever-flourishing city, sacred alike to Christian and Mahometan, stands in its wondrous beauty upon European shores; yet Turkey is an Asiatic State....

The Heroic Battle of Moussa Dagh:  Testimonies of the Eyewitness Survivors

by VerjinÉ Svazlian

The work includes the diverse memoir-testimonies and the popular historical creations written down (partly also audio- and video-recorded) by the author, beginning as early as 1955, from the eyewitness survivors...

The Armenian Genocide is Corraborated by the International Scholary, Legal and Human Rights Community

by Nikolay Hovhannisyan

For about 50 years the author has been studying different aspects of the Armenian Genocide, as well as fundamental problems of genocides in general, in different countries of Asia, America, Africa and Europe...

The Last Emperor: Constantine XI Paleologus

by Chemdomil Mijatovich

Constantine XI Dragases Palaiologos, Latinized as Palaeologus was the last reigningRoman and Byzantine Emperor, ruling as a member of the Palaiologos dynasty from 1449 to his death in battle at the fall...