By Victor Eskenazi

Victor Eskenazi, a Sephardic Jew from Constantinople, represented an ethnic and non secular minority that thrived within the Ottoman Empire. the start of the 20th century used to be a serious interval in Ottoman background, which observed the tip of the Empire, defeat in global conflict I but in addition a colorful inflow of effective allied armies and White Russians fleeing the Revolution, contributing to the already cosmopolitan nature of town. Eskenazi breathed the complicated air of this budding new Turkey, with its beliefs, contradictions and hopes. His amazing memoir - which starts off in Constantinople and travels throughout Europe in the course of and after global warfare II - tells the extraordinary tale of a relations, poignantly taking pictures a second in time which now exists basically in memory.

Show description

Read or Download Beyond Constantinople: The Memoirs of an Ottoman Jew PDF

Best middle eastern history books

New PDF release: The Cyprus Emergency: The Divided Island 1955 - 1974

The British confronted severe difficulties – the 1st, the Greek Cypriots’ hope for Enosis and moment, the serious competition and antipathy among the Greek and Turkish groups. In 1955 the previous led to a sour EOKA terrorist crusade led via Colonel George Grivas. This ended in the deaths of over a hundred British servicemen.

Download e-book for iPad: Iraq: A Political History by Adeed Dawisha

With on a daily basis that handed after the 2003 invasion, the USA appeared to sink deeper within the treacherous quicksand of Iraq's social discord, floundering within the face of deep ethno-sectarian divisions that experience impeded the construction of a plausible kingdom and the molding of a unified Iraqi identification. but as Adeed Dawisha exhibits during this outstanding political historical past, the tale of a delicate and socially fractured Iraq didn't start with the American-led invasion--it is as previous as Iraq itself.

Nixon Administration and the Middle East Peace Process, - download pdf or read online

The Yom Kippur conflict used to be a watershed second in Israeli society and a countrywide trauma whose wounds haven't begun to heal a few 4 many years later. within the years following the conflict many reviews addressed the inner and overseas political history sooner than the battle, trying to be sure factors and steps via political avid gamers and events in Israel, Egypt and the us.

Download PDF by Abigail Jacobson,Moshe Naor: Oriental Neighbors: Middle Eastern Jews and Arabs in

Targeting Oriental Jews and their relatives with their Arab acquaintances in vital Palestine, this e-book analyzes the that means of the hybrid Arab-Jewish id that existed between Oriental Jews, and discusses their distinct position as political, social, and cultural mediators among Jews and Arabs. Integrating essential Palestine and its population into the modern Semitic-Levantine atmosphere, Oriental buddies illuminates wide parts of cooperation and coexistence, which coincided with clash and friction, among Oriental and Sephardi Jews and their Arab buddies.

Additional info for Beyond Constantinople: The Memoirs of an Ottoman Jew

Example text

Download PDF sample

Beyond Constantinople: The Memoirs of an Ottoman Jew by Victor Eskenazi


by Brian
4.2

Rated 4.17 of 5 – based on 50 votes