Monologue to Conversation: Comparative Approaches in Turkish Historiography

  title={Monologue to Conversation: Comparative Approaches in Turkish Historiography},
  author={Erik Jan Z{\"u}rcher},
  journal={Turkish Studies},
  pages={589 - 599}
  • E. Zürcher
  • Published 2 October 2014
  • Sociology, History
  • Turkish Studies
Abstract Comparative studies developed late in the field of Ottoman and Turkish history and, when they did, that was due primarily to external influences: the impact of world system theory, the flowering of nationalism studies and the growth of empire studies that was triggered by the fall of the Soviet Union. The comparative methodologies employed have become progressively more sophisticated and because historians of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey are now increasingly asking “big” questions… 
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