New Book: Islam in Modern Turkey by Kim Shively (Edinburgh University Press)

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Edinburgh University Press just released Islam in Modern Turkey, by Kim Shively. The book is an introductory text focusing on the relationship between religion and politics in Turkey over the 20th and 21st centuries. It is geared particularly for undergraduates and for general readers who do not have a lot of background knowledge about Turkey. Each of the eight chapters takes on a particular issue, such as the Kemalist revolution, religious institutions, Sufism and religious organizations, religious education, Islamic-oriented political parties, the Alevis, neoliberalism, and recent developments. It would work well in introductory courses on Islam, Turkey, and/or Middle Eastern studies.

The book is part of The New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys series, edited by Carole Hillenbrand.