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Title: The Role of Bektashis in Turkey's National Struggle: A Historical and Critical Study
Author: Kucuk, Hulya
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2002
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004124431
Volumes: 1; Pages: xxii, 412
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Dealing with the roles of the Bektashis in Turkey's recent history, especially in its National Struggle (1918-1923) as well as their situation in late 19th and early 20th centuries Ottoman Empire, this volume is packed with well documented historical information on individuals who belonged or claimed to belong to the Bektashi milieu, and contains many documents and several pictures hitherto unknown. It also treats the roles of the other Sufi orders in the National Struggle to emphasize its thesis that the Bektashis acted not differently during the National Struggle. It sheds lights on many unknown aspects of Turkey's National Struggle and brings new commentaries on Turkey's official policies regarding the Bektashis and Alevis.Readership: Scholars studying Bektashism-Alevism, Sufi orders, and recent Turkish History will definitely be interested in it. Those who interested in the ethnical studies, and English speaking/understanding Alevis-Bektashis/Sufis as well.Hlya Kk, Ph.D. (2001) in Turkology, University of Leiden, is teaching Assistant of History of Sufism at Seluk University, Konya. She has published mainly on History of Sufism including Tasavvuf Tarihine Giris (Istanbul, 1997) and she is the co-translator of er-Riaye (haris Muhasibi's al-Ri'aya) (Istanbul, 1998).