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Eternal Dawn: Turkey in the Age of Atatürk

Ryan Gingeras


In the first years after its founding, the Republic of Turkey was widely praised as a model state governed by an enlightened elite. In contrast to the Soviet Union or Nazi Germany, Turkey was viewed as politically moderate, stable, and friendly to the West. It instead appeared to be a state that had radically transformed itself into a strong, united, and progressive nation unburdened by its past. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was held to be the chief architect and engineer of this feat and was placed by many among the greatest reforming statesmen in world history. These perceptions of Atatürk and his ... More

Keywords: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, nationalism, secularism, Middle East, interwar Europe, Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198791218
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198791218.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ryan Gingeras, author
Associate Professor, Naval Postgraduate School