Between Two Empires
Ahmet Aǧaoǧlu and the New TurkeyeBook - 2002
World-shaking revolutions in Russia in 1905 and 1917, in Ottoman Turkey in 1908, World War I, the defeat of the Central Powers and triumph of the Entente, the Turkish War of Independence and the establishment of the new Turkish nation state under Atatrk, and the establishment of Azerbaijan: These events form the backdrop to Ahmet Agaoglu’s life, which spanned the momentous period from 1869-1939. This intellectual biography of this major player is a striking entry point through which these turbulent times are brought sharply into relief.
This book chronicles the fascinating personal, political, academic and literary life of Ahmet Agaoglu, a major player in the rise of the new Turkish nation state.