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Defined on the edge of power: the Alevi identity through centuries of transition in Turkey

Yener-Roderburg, Inci Oyku


This thesis will argue that one of the main challenges Alevis experience in Turkey is the lack of adequate historical credit afforded to them within Modern Turkish society. Though Alevis have a much older history than the Republic of Turkey, having occupied the region for centuries before the inception the modern Turkish nation-state, they still have a very specific relationship with the development of the secular Kemalist-Turkish identity. In fact, Alevis began to develop a novel and unique...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Thesis (Masters sub-thesis)


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