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Description - Learning to Read in the Late Ottoman Empire and the Early Turkish Republic by Benjamin C. Fortna

An exploration of the ways in which children learned and were taught to read, against the background of the transition from Ottoman Empire to Turkish Republic. This study gives us a fresh perspective on the transition from empire to republic by showing us the ways that reading was central to the construction of modernity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230232969
ISBN-10: 0230232965
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 247
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Benjamin C. Fortna

BENJAMIN C. FORTNA teaches Middle Eastern History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK. He received degrees from Yale, Columbia and the University of Chicago. His publications include Imperial Classroom: Islam, Education and the State in the Late Ottoman Empire and the co-edited The Modern Middle East: A Sourcebook for History.