Rev. Middle East Stud. volume 53, issue 2, P394-397 2019 DOI: 10.1017/rms.2019.65 View full text
Banu Bargu

Abstract: topic that aptly sums up the modern and competitive image that the young Kemalist state wished to project. As this rapid summary indicates, the volume succeeds in exploring its theme from multiple productive angles without losing focus, and the freshness of its content-some of it recent doctoral work-adds to its interest. A number of the essays, however, too readily betray their conference origins, reading as overly brief proceedings that, while rich in informational value, lack the background and contextualiz…

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