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 …

33 Bullets: The construction of an interesting page in World War II’s Turkey

Why did I choose this topic? In 1943, General Mustafa Muğlalı ordered to eliminate 33 peasants in Van because their activities were considered to be treason. They were wandering at the border of Turkey and Iran when they arrested. Eventually, without any judgment, they were executed right away in Van. Muğlalı, later, was arrested and judged because of this decision. …

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 on …

Genghis Khan: A ruler between colonialist stereotypes and nationalist sentiments

I wrote this assignment for HIST 221 (History of Medieval Turko-Persian Societies) but I changed its order a bit in order to understand what the article aims. Enjoy reading!   Genghis Khan is one of the prominent leaders in world history in terms of his influences on the course of history. He established and enlarged his Mongol Empire for 21 …

Between the axis of nationalism and internationalism: Yakup Kadri and Nazım Hikmet

I wrote this small inquiry for TK 221 (Turkish) course this year. Even though I am not a literature student, literary works are necessary for understanding the mentality of the analyzed era by historians. There are many important points in the study of literary texts. It can easily be said that one of these points is a space analysis in …

Analyzing A Turkish History Magazine: The Making of “NTV Tarih”

I prepared this assignment for HIST 102 (Historical Method and Thought II) course. NTV Tarih (History) is beneficial for understanding the general panorama of popular historical magazines in Turkey. I extracted some points that are directly related to the course itself. NTV Tarih (NTV History) was one of the leading history magazines in Turkey for nearly five years. NTV Tarih, …

The elimination policies of Crimean Tatars’ identity by Stalin and their consequences

This paper is a research paper for ENGL 112 (Academic Writing II). I owe a great deal to Dr. Greta Uehling from the University of Michigan for this research. Her works provided me an amazing ground for my thesis. The best part of this research is that when I sent an email to thank her, she answered with an impressive …

The reconsidering of the transition from the Palaeolithic Age to the Neolithic Age in the case of Göbekli Tepe

This article is prepared for ENGL 111.03 class again. However, I changed some minor details. Enjoy reading! The transition between the Paleolithic and the Neolithic Age is one of the essential transformations in the history of the world that modified human beings’ lifestyle such as the invention of agriculture or the emergence of social stratification. From the beginning of 20th …

Motorcycle Diaries: A Different Representation of Che Guevara

I wrote this short analysis for ENGL 111.03 class homework. I will upload more film reviews soon. Original title: Diarios de motocicleta (Spanish with English subtitles) Year: 2004 Director: Walter Salles IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0318462/ (7.8/10) Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal (Ernesto Che Guevara) and Rodrigo De la Sarna (Alberto) Motorcycle Diaries’ goal is to reveal how Ernesto Guevara shifted from an …

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