What’s up in Turkish and Ottoman Studies: new books in 2018

Before fully going into 2019 I would like to suggest a quick view on what has been published in the field of Turkish and Ottoman Studies during 2018. My previous attempt was quite successfull, and after completing my Ph.D. I decided to restart collecting new published books in a single place in order to have a comprehensive understanding of what is going on in the field. This may somehow play the role of the well forgotten Türkologische Anzeiger (Turkology Annual) Online list. I hope, this could be of support for any scholar of Turkey who wants to get a systematic overview of recent publications. If you have any additions (I’m pretty sure, that there must be many), please, write them in the comments.
So here is the list of English language books published during 2018 in the field of Turkish and Ottoman Studies.

Kolay gelsin!


Ottoman Empire (history, culture, society)

Republic of Turkey

Varuzhan Geghamyan
Ph.D., Assistant professor, Yerevan State University
Head of Turkey’s Studies Department,
Armenian Research and Development Institute (ARDI)


  1. 1. Konstruiert, Instrumentalisiert, Politisiert: Geschichte im Fadenkreuz der armenischen Lobby by Brendon J. Cannon (2018)
    [The German Translation of Legislating Reality and Politicizing History: Contextualizing Armenian Claims of Genocide Hardcover (2016) with 2 new chapters]
    2. The Relocation Trials in Occupied Istanbul by Ferudun Ata (2018) [The English translation of İşgal İstanbul’unda Tehcir Yargılamaları]

  2. A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia by Sumru Belger Krody, Walter Denny, Kimberly Hart, and Serife Atlihan. Published by George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Washington, DC.

  3. Thanks for sharing on H-Turk; this is an excellent resource. While looking up one of these books I came across another that I didn’t see on your list: Naming and nation-building in Turkey : the 1934 surname law / Meltem Türköz. Thanks again!

  4. You might wish to add:
    Robert Dankoff, Nuran Tezcan and Michael D. Sheridan, Ottoman Explorations of the Nile: Evliya Çelebi’s ‘Matchless Pearl These Reports of the Nile’ map and his accounts of the Nile and the Horn of Africa in The Book of Travels. London: Gingko Library, 2018.

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