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Sons of the conquerors : the rise of the Turkic world

Author: Hugh Pope
Publisher: New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2005.
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"Wall Street Journal correspondent Hugh Pope provides a vivid picture of the descendants of the nomad armies who once conquered China and the Byzantine Empire. He shows the myriad connections that live on between Turks in the Xinjiang province of western China (one of that country's few remaining bastions of rebellion), through Central Asia, Iran, Iraq, the Netherlands, Germany (where Turkish can be heard on every  Read more...
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Pope, Hugh.
Sons of the conquerors.
New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2005
(OCoLC)644244315
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Pope
ISBN: 1585676411 9781585676415 0715633686 9780715633687 9781585678044 158567804X
OCLC Number: 57406224
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 413 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Soldier Nation --
Orders Cut Iron: The Army's Grip on Turkey --
Infidel Pigs: Conquerors Turn Refugees in the Balkans --
Bloody Black Mountain: Azerbaijan's Baptism of Fire --
Merchant Warriors: The New Turkish Entrepreneurs Sally Forth --
Save Us, Father! --
Raki and the Republic: Kemal Ataturk, Icon of the Secular Turkish Revolution --
The Cult of Turkmenbashy: The Method in Turkmenistan's Mad Tyranny --
Gray Wolves: Nationalists Prevail in Azerbaijan --
Oil, Minerals, Democracy!: A New Khan Finds Riches, but Craves Respect --
The Ghost of Isa Beg: Knight-Errant of Turkestan --
A Lonely History --
The Ant and the Elephant: The Uygur Struggle to Survive China --
Of Yurts and Yogurt: The Primordial Turkic Life of the Steppe --
Iran and Turan: The Age-Old Antagonists of Eurasia --
Bear Hug: Breaking Russia's Long Embrace --
The Golden Apple: The Turks Follow their Lucky Star to Germany --
Cursed Souls No More: A Turkic Fable in the Backwoods of Virginia --
Islam Allaturca --
In the Land of Babur: Islam and Central Asia's Struggle For Identity --
An Empire of the Mind: Turkish Pragmatism Outflanks Iranian theocracy --
Rumi's Legacy: The Turks Adopt a Kinder Allah --
Euroturks: A Muslim Island in Holland's Christian Sea --
Oil and Water --
Hurricane Hydrocarbons: The Caspian Oil Boom --
White Gold: A Lust for Cotton Strangles the Aral Sea --
Silk Road Shake-Downs: Corruption as a Way of life --
Midnight Espresso: The Turkic Problem with Human Rights --
The Twenty-First Century is Ours.
Responsibility: Hugh Pope.

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A detailed portrait of the Turkic people explores events since World War I that have rendered the nation a vital NATO ally and the site of a secular Islamic democracy, tracing centuries of citizen  Read more...

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