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EDITOR'S CHOICE

Philip Mansel explores the City of the Sultans from 1453 onwards, and finds it characterised by a vibrant multi-culturalism until the Ottoman demise of 1922.

The rebirth of one of the world's great buildings took place on December 24th, 563.

Volume: 63 Issue: 12 2013

The creator of modern Turkey died on November 10th, 1938.

Volume: 63 Issue: 11 2013

The entry of Turkey into the First World War may have extended the conflict by as much as two years. It certainly changed the country forever. Yet the advent of war was marked by confusion, uncertainty and shifting alliances, says Ian F.W. Beckett.

Volume: 63 Issue: 6 2013

Lord Byron’s death there in April 1824 created an enduring legend. But the real story of the poet’s mission to help Greece in its revolution against Ottoman Turkish rule is one of hard-headed politics, which goes straight to the heart of the country’s present-day crisis, says Roderick Beaton.

Volume: 63 Issue: 6 2013

The popular image of crusading is derived almost entirely from western accounts of the victorious First Crusade. Yet when historians examine Byzantine sources about the campaign a very different picture emerges, argues Peter Frankopan.

Volume: 62 Issue: 9 2012

The quest for spiritual virtue through personal austerity drove many Eastern Christians to lead solitary lives as hermits surviving in the wilderness. Andrew Jotischky describes how indifference to food became an integral part of the monastic ideal in the Byzantine era, one revived in the West in the 11th and 12th centuries.

Volume: 61 Issue: 4 2011

To mark the 400th anniversary of his birth, UNESCO has declared Evliya Çelebi a ‘man of the year’. His Seyahatname, or Book of Travels, is one of the world’s great works of literature. Caroline Finkel celebrates a figure little known in the West.

Volume: 61 Issue: 11 2011

Roger Crowley finds that modern European concerns about Turkey are anticipated in an article by Bernard Lewis, first published in 1953.

Volume: 60 Issue: 2 2010

The building of Istanbul’s new underground railway has uncovered thousands of years of history, including the first complete Byzantine naval craft ever found. Pinar Sevinclidir investigates.

Volume: 59 Issue: 7 2009

The Turkish government’s plans to flood two ancient towns with the reservoirs created by two dams are being fiercely resisted – but time is rapidly running out, as Pinar Sevinclidir reports.

Volume: 59 Issue: 2 2009

Robert Johnson puts the decline of a once-great Empire into an international context.

Issue: 52 2005

Clive Foss looks at the way in which Kemal Atatürk rewrote history as part of his radical modernization of the Turkish nation.

Volume: 55 Issue: 8 2005

Matthew Stewart traces the roots of the Greco-Turkish war of 1921-22, and the consequent refugee crisis, to the postwar settlements of 1919-20.

Volume: 54 Issue: 7 2004

Mark Rathbone compares Gladstone's and Disraeli's differing approaches to a crucial foreign policy issue.

Issue: 50 2004

Jonathan Phillips sees one of the most notorious events in European history as a typical ‘clash of cultures’.

Volume: 54 Issue: 5 2004

Philip Mansel explores the City of the Sultans from 1453 onwards, and finds it characterised by a vibrant multi-culturalism until the Ottoman demise of 1922.

Volume: 53 Issue: 6 2003

Judith Herrin tells the dramatic story of the final moments of Byzantine control of the imperial capital.

Volume: 53 Issue: 6 2003

Roman Golicz looks at English attitudes to Russia during the Eastern Crisis of 1870-78.

Volume: 53 Issue: 9 2003

Geoffrey Woodward assesses how great an impact the Turks had on sixteenth-century Europe.

Issue: 39 2001

Archaeologists in Turkey believe they could have unearthed some of the remains of the Great Palace of the Byzantine Empire which ruled much of the known world for nearly a thousand years from the heart of Constantinople.

Volume: 49 Issue: 1 1998

Philip Mansel looks at interchange and intrigue in the cross-currents of 18th-century culture between East and West.

Volume: 46 Issue: 8 1996

Tony Lentin gives an upgraded assessment of Russia's empress 200 years after her death.

Volume: 46 Issue: 12 1996

Penny Young on Turkey's equivalent to Hadrian's Wall

Volume: 45 Issue: 3 1995

John Crossland looks at the impact of statesman and soldier Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey.

Volume: 38 Issue: 11 1988

James Marshall-Cornwall describes how Christianity was spread across modern Turkey during the first century AD.

Volume: 29 Issue: 1 1979

As a means of national survival, write Diana Spearman and M. Naim Turfan, Atatürk preached the whole-hearted acceptance of contemporary civilization.

Volume: 29 Issue: 2 1979

Gerald Morgan charts the life and times of a senior Russian diplomat in nineteenth century China and Turkey, who outwitted his opponents by charm and guile.

Volume: 27 Issue: 12 1977

The arrival in 1833 of a Russian fleet signalled Russian control for several years of the Bosporus and of the Turkish Empire, writes Lansing Collins.

Volume: 27 Issue: 10 1977

Nicolas Cheetham describes how the Fourth Crusaders captured Byzantium in 1204 and French noblemen created feudal principalities in Southern Greece.

Volume: 27 Issue: 3 1977

Pergamon became independent in the third century B.C.; Philip E. Burnham describes how its last king bequeathed his territory to Rome, and whence the Roman occupation of Asia began.

Volume: 26 Issue: 5 1976

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