Title: A Selection of Essays from the Republican
Author, Translator, Editor: Konur ERTOP
Selections from articles of thought
Edition: First edition
of Publication: 1998
Number of Pages: XV, 311
Size: 20 cm.
Publication No.: 2175
Name of the
Series: Cultural Works series
Series No.: 232
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Number of Copies: 3000
The book is one of
the works published as the contribution of the Ministry of Culture to the
celebrations of the 75th year of the Republic. In this selection the main theme
is the life in modern Turkey and solutions to human and social problems are put
forth. The articles selected strive to reachthe rational, social and secular
roots of the contemporary civilization within the context of the enlightening
interpretation of the Atatürk's way.
which gave the Republican period its identity, deal with subjects such as
Renaissance, humanism, religion, tradition, secularity, revolution, nationalism,
populism, socialism, Atatürk's way, culture, art, history, ancient Anatolian
civilizations, patriotism, village realities, westernization, women's rights,
education, language revolution, intellectuals, youth, thought in their various
dimensions and they put forward proposals for the Turkish intelligentsia.
The development of
the essay form runs parallel to the developments in thought and prose. In Turkey
both areas showed development during the Republican period. The essays in this
collected works is a mirror to this development.