Tracing the meanings of the first Ottoman history: Ahmedi’s “Tevarîh-i Mulûk-i Âl-i ‘Osman”

I wrote this assignment for HIST 222 (Ottoman History: 1300-1600) but I changed its order a bit in order to understand what the article aims. Enjoy reading! It is apparent that a number of authors have attempted to write the Ottoman history for centuries. In this sense, particularly, primary sources are quite crucial to understanding any narrated age in the …

Between East and West: Selections from Peyami Safa (III)

Painful Problem Milliyet, 1956 *** Small note: I am continuing to share my translation ventures in order once a month. Last month I stressed that “this kind of activities  (literary translations) must be widespread to present Turkish culture and civilization in the world-scale.” Finally, I would be happy if you see any mistake in the form of translation. I hope that …

Between East and West: Selections from Peyami Safa (II)

Arab Letters Cumhuriyet, 24 January 1940 While Yakup Kadri was saying “You brought us a wording”, Yahya Kemal, then with humor repeated for others, told, “The most beautiful work of Ismail Safa (the father of Peyami) is Peyami.” Peyami Safa was telling how gained a pivotal role in Republican Turkey’s literature in that reportage to Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı in 1940. …

Between East and West: Selections from Peyami Safa (I)

Our Fear of Foreign Words! Tasvir-i Efkâr, 15 February 1941 Note: This translation is a work of mine and so the responsibility of all probable mistakes are also mine. If you realize any mistake, please inform me. Enjoy reading… Assume that cardboard (mukavva) is black on one side and white on the other. The man who sees just one side of this …

Reading One Image

Have you ever had an opportunity to analyze your images in your life-span? If you answer “no”, this small but substantial work will help you to understand images that cover our life completely better. This work consists of a composition which unites the lecture notes of HIST 210 and some articles within a different shape.  Our life is being deeply …

On the verge of dismantling: Spain in the 17th century

  This paper is written for HIST 241 (The History of Early Modern Europe) class for Prof. Peter Robert Campbell. He wrote a wide range of articles about the Early Modern French History. He also published a variety of books like  Louis XIV (1661-1715) in 1993 and Power and Politics in Old Regime France (1720-1745) in 1996.  He currently gives lectures …