Studies in Modernity and National Identity

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  1. Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya
    To be a tourist in Libya during the period of Italian colonization was to experience a complex negotiation of cultures. Against a sturdy backdrop of indigenous culture and architecture, modern metropolitan culture brought its... Learn More
    Published: 21st February 2018
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  2. Activists in Office
    Thousands of Kurdish politician-activists have been prosecuted and imprisoned, and hundreds have been murdered for espousing Kurdish political and cultural rights over the past twenty years. The risks are high, yet Pro-Kurdish... Learn More
    Published: 18th November 2010
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  3. A Moveable Empire
    A Moveable Empire examines the history of the Ottoman Empire through a new lens, focusing on the migrant groups that lived within its bounds and their changing relationship to the state's central authorities. Unlike earlier studies... Learn More
    Published: 2nd December 2009
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  4. Empire, Architecture, and the City
    Winner of the 2010 Spiro Kostof Award (sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians)Empire building and modernity dominate the history of the nineteenth century. The French and Ottoman empires capitalized on modern infrastructure... Learn More
    Published: 3rd November 2008
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  5. Modernism and the Middle East
    This provocative collection of essays is the first book-length treatment of the development of modern architecture in the Middle East. Ranging from Jerusalem at the turn of the twentieth century to Libya under Italian colonial... Learn More
    Published: 22nd September 2008
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  6. Nationalizing Iran
    When Naser al-Din Shah, who ruled Iran from 1848 to 1896, claimed the title Shadow of God on Earth, his authority rested on premodern conceptions of sacred kingship. By 1941, when Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi came to power, his... Learn More
    Published: 14th February 2008
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  7. Everyday Modernity in China
    Is modernity in non-Western societies always an “alternative” modernity, a derivative copy of an “original modernity” that began in the West? No, answer the contributors to this book, who then offer an absorbing set of... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2006
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  8. The Landscape of Stalinism
    This wide-ranging cultural history explores the expression of Bolshevik Party ideology through the lens of landscape, or, more broadly, space. Portrayed in visual images and words, the landscape played a vital role in expressing... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2003
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  9. The Landscape of Stalinism
    This wide-ranging cultural history explores the expression of Bolshevik Party ideology through the lens of landscape, or, more broadly, space. Portrayed in visual images and words, the landscape played a vital role in expressing... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2003
    Hardback | £74.00
  10. Islamist Mobilization in Turkey
    Winner of the William A. Douglass Prize in Europeanist AnthropologyThe emergence of an Islamist movement and the startling buoyancy of Islamic political parties in Turkey--a model of secular modernization, a cosmopolitan frontier,... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2002
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  11. Chandigarh's Le Corbusier
    When India emerged from colonial rule in 1947, the division of Punjab left its historic capital, Lahore, in newly created Pakistan. Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru insisted that Punjab's new capital, Chandigarh, should... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2002
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  12. Modernism and Nation Building
    Winner of the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award sponsored by the Society of Architectural HistoriansWinner of the M. Fuat Koprulu Book Prize in Turkish Studies sponsored by the Turkish Studies AssociationWith the proclamation of the... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2002
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