The Turkic Speaking Peoples: 2,000 Years of Art and Culture from Inner Asia to the Balkans Doğan Kuban

ISBN: 9783791335155

Published: September 1st 2006

Hardcover

495 pages


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The Turkic Speaking Peoples: 2,000 Years of Art and Culture from Inner Asia to the Balkans  by  Doğan Kuban

The Turkic Speaking Peoples: 2,000 Years of Art and Culture from Inner Asia to the Balkans by Doğan Kuban
September 1st 2006 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 495 pages | ISBN: 9783791335155 | 8.50 Mb

This comprehensive study of one of historys most powerful and influential civilizations examines the rich heritage of the Turkic culture.Since 600 A.D. the Turkic culture has imbued Europe and Asia with a cultural history rich in art and literature.MoreThis comprehensive study of one of historys most powerful and influential civilizations examines the rich heritage of the Turkic culture.Since 600 A.D. the Turkic culture has imbued Europe and Asia with a cultural history rich in art and literature. From the first nomadic tribes traveling from central Asia to the Mediterranean, through the rise of the Ottoman Empire, to the present day, this book explores the practices and beliefs of the Turkic-speaking peoples.

It compares and contrasts the Turkic peoples historical and modern social and political significance in the regions they inhabit, and their relationships with neighboring cultures. Representing the work of nearly two decades, this lavishly illustrated volume featuring images from an award-winning photographer allows readers to discover a civilization and to understand its role in the world today.Dogan Kuban is a professor of the History of Architecture at Istanbul Technical University and the author of numerous publications on the history and culture of Turks and Muslims.Ergun Cagatay is photographer, who has worked for the Associate Press and later the Gamma Agency in Paris.

His photographs have appeared in major international magazines.



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