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Culture and customs of Turkey

Author: Rafis Abazov
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009.
Series: Culture and customs of Europe.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Learn how Turkey has become culturally rich and diverse, mixing Western and Eastern traditions to form a unique bridge between Europe and Asia. Accounts of past traditions help readers to understand contemporary culture today.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rafis Abazov
ISBN: 9780313342158 0313342156
OCLC Number: 243548453
Notes: Includes glossary.
Description: xxviii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Land, people, and history ---
Thoughts and religions ---
Folklore and literature ---
Media and cinema ---
Performing arts ---
Visual arts ---
Architecture ---
Gender, courtship and marriage ---
Festivals, fun and leisure.
Series Title: Culture and customs of Europe.
Responsibility: Rafis Abazov.
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