A Fez of the Heart : Travels Through Turkey in Search of a Hat, Paperback

A Fez of the Heart : Travels Through Turkey in Search of a Hat Paperback

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This is Jeremy Seal's quest, by means of a fez, for the heart of a country culturally and spiritually at odds with herself.

The fez's opposing associations - both revered Eastern-Islamic headdress and banal tourist souvenir - exactly reflects Turkey's cultural faultline.

While Turkey pays court to the EC and becomes the latest mecca for mass-tourism, the resurgent voices of Islamic traditionalism and Kurdish separatism are stark reminders of the country's complex cultural topography.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 306 pages, map
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9780330343626

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