From the bookshelf
This issue’s Reviews and Briefs concentrates on the bookshelf, with reviews of five striking volumes. The first book is Stefan Ihrig’s “Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination” (Harvard University Press), which is reviewed here by Vamık Volkan, emeritus professor of psychiatry at the University of Virginia. This book, which has attracted a great deal of attention from its first publication for its comparisons of Atatürk and Hitler, is analyzed in depth by Prof. Volkan.
Bahçeşehir University’s Asst. Prof. Suna Çağaptay takes a look at Birgül Açıkyıldız’Açıkyıldız’s “The Yezidis: The History of a Community, Culture and ReligioReligion” (I.B. Tauris). The book (a timtimely re-release in paperback edition) examines the Yezidi belibelief, culture and way of life.
Next cocomes another important work: BetüBetül Başaran’s “Selim III, Social ConControl and Policing in Istanbul at the End of the Eighteenth Century: BBetween Crisis and Order” (Brill). ReviReviewed here by historian Asst. Prof. Kahraman Şakul (Şehir University)University), the book looks at the social contrcontrol mechanisms introduced in İstanbul under Selim III.
The ededited volume from Pascal W. Firges, TTobias P. Graf, Christian Roth and GGülay Tulasoğlu, “WellConnected Domains: Towards an Entangled Ottoman History” (Brill), is examined bby Ahmet Özcan. The book evaluevaluates 19th century Ottoman history from various perspectives and is analyzed in detail here by Özcan.
The finfinal review this issue comes from Princeton University’s Daniel FiFields, who offers a detailedetailed examination of Julia PhilliPhillips Cohen’s “Becoming OttOttomans: Sephardi Jews anand Imperial Citizenship in tthe Modern Era,” recently published by Oxford University Press.