Learning to Read in the Late Ottoman Empire and the Early Turkish Republic

  • Benjamin C. Fortna

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 213-247

About this book


An exploration of the ways in which children learned and were taught to read, against the background of the transition from Ottoman Empire to Turkish Republic. This study gives us a fresh perspective on the transition from empire to republic by showing us the ways that reading was central to the construction of modernity.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Benjamin C. Fortna
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  1. 1.School of Oriental and African StudiesUniversity of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-31316-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-30041-5
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